Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Scotch Ale
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 1317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle: Pasteurised, export only.
previously 6.5% Belhaven Wee Heavy has a rich deep flavor. A beer to be sipped, savoured and fully respected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Found at a local liquor store. Pours a dark red/tan color with a foamy almost fluffy head with some lacing. Smells strongly of roasted caramel and raisin, brown sugar and yeast. Tastes bittersweet with a stronger bitter finish. Has a medium mouthfeel. Overall not bad, but nothing spectacular. Also, this beer is marketed under several different names so look out for them!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (134) - SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
Cerveza scotch ale espectacular, con un gran aroma y sabores a plátano y frutos secos, recuerda por momentos a una navideña belga, me encanta, repetiré

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1886) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 12, 2016
On tap @Le Bon Bock (Rome). Pours reddish/brown with a little creamy foam. Aroma of caramel, raisin, brown sugar, yeasts. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaroMantic (30) - - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is roasted malts with licorice and a hint of raisin. Dark fruits combine perfectly with sweet roasted malts with a slight licorice like spiciness in the background. Palate is soft, smooth, quite full and creamy. Enjoyed it very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at Eulogy. Clear very dark copper brown pour. Thin off-white ring that quickly disappeared. Nice clean dark malty peat flavor. Slim aroma (when cold at least). Medium-bodied wee heavy. Blackberry. Celery hearts. Sherry. Plum pudding. Black cherry cordials. Bit too sweet. Not as rich or complex as better wee heavies but still worthwhile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2697) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
Clear brown, light beige head. Aroma has malt and caramel. Sweet flavour. More caramel, hints of dried fruit and ok warming alcohol. Almost too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2016
L: pours a dark mahogany with ruby red highlights. A small beige head, some lacing. S: deep rich malt, slightly boozy, dark fruits coming through - plum, dates, fig. T: follows the nose but better. A rich malt flavour and deep fruit warmth. F: a sipper, nice full body, light prickly carbonation from front to back. O: great for the colder months. Cheap and in my local supermarket. A winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1103) - ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours dark, reddish brown, bit of beige head, not much of it though. Clear and looks sturdy. Aroma has some caramel, sweet malts and something metallic. Tastes sweet, even cloying, loads of caramel an I am getting some smoke as well. Total winter beer, filling me up and warming at the same time. I imagine this beer would taste nice after a long hike through Scottish highlands. Finishes bitter and pretty short. Overall, a bit too sweet and cloying for my taste but good at what it does.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4457) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2016
Picked up this Belhaven Wee Heavy 90 Scottish Ale 7.4% at Seiyu for just 245¥ and got to use my thistle glass. It pours a dark mahogany brown with a thick pillowy beige head. The aroma is richly malt forward featuring dried fruits: plums, figs, raisins as well as bready caramel buns. Full bodied with a prickly carbonation this is a substantial beer that typifies the phrase liquid lunch. The taste is sweet malts without being cloying. The same flavors you got in the nose dance along your tastebuds. If you want a beer that showcases malts beautifully for cheap this is fantastic value.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (344) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2016
330ml bottle from alko. Pours dark brown without head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. You can taste the alcohol a little bit. Average to soft carbonation, really nice. Oily or creamy texture. Taste is heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter.

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