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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised, export only.
Belhaven Wee Heavy has a rich deep flavor. A beer to be sipped, savoured and fully respected.

Dacrza's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Victory Nonick... OCCASION: a beer much sought after... APPEARANCE: dark brown body that displays HUGE chunks of sediment--been sitting too long? thick, chunky off-white head offers formidable lacing... AROMA: brilliant buttery, big malt aroma with dampened caramel and candy sugars; somewhat earthy, grainy but difficult to lay a nostril to...PALATE: smooth, thin and mellow--the mouth is refreshed as much as it’s engaged; slightly warming as the glass drains...TASTE: sweet and malty; a brown ale’s subtlety with fleeting fervor--a bit of barleywine funk at the end; low to no hop impression... OVERALL: the initial shock of floating substance (something I had not dealt with since the "claw" incident in Heavy Seas’ Saison art the shore a decade ago) still makes this review tainted; I have little doubt this rates better than I afforded it, but to rate authentically, I cannot be betray the experience itself...I may have to find another distributor to ascertain the true quality of this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magela (73) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2015
Aromas herbais. Seu sabor é uma mistura suave de hervas com o amargor de malte tostado e um toque de caramelo. Uma cerveja boa, mas não vá com grandes expectativas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (511) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with small beige head, dissappears quickly. Aroma is sweet, rye like, candys, kama, slight alcohol.Taste is medium ssweet with slight bitterness, caramel, candys, sugarcane. MMedium body. Sweet finish. A bit to sweet for me, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 19, 2015
Dark brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma and flavours of dark malts and fruits, especially plums, with little coffee notes, caramel. Taste is sweet, medium body, low carbonation and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (500) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
Hazy deep red/brown color, average sized off white head. Some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, wood, caramel, roast and chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Dry finish. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2015
Rouge foncée, petite mousse crémeuse beige. Au nez maltage complexe, fruitée. Très très sucrée caramel et fruits mûrs. Fin légèrement alcoolisée. Du lourd bien britannique ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (331) - - MAR 18, 2015
Pours a dark reddish amber, almost mahogany. Frothy head that dissipated quickly. Rich roasted malts. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Caramel, molasses, hints of oak. A nice Scottish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours clear ruby red with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma mixes notes of caramel and biscuit malts. Medium body, very slightly syrupy with a dry finish. Flavor of caramel malt with peaty and biscuity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (205) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Tap. Huge, very creamy ivory head. Clear deep amber. Huge lasting head keeps aromas for mouth. Smooth and creamy, malty and bitter. Lovely, classic, balanced super ale!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
As Belhaven 90/- Wee Heavy. Very classic Scotch ale with pale yellowish beige, medium, lacing head, breaking rather quickly, and dark wine red colour, transparent with good sparkling. Malt sweet aroma of hazelnut paste, toffee, plum brandy, caramel candy, cookies, medlar, brown sugar, ripe pear, some subtle varnish-like solvents, damp cellar and a hint of iron, though not disturbingly so. Taste begins restrainedly fruity, raisins, eldeberries, candied figs, sweet but not cloying, with soft carbonation and smooth, lightly oily, very malty but not very thick palate, caramelly and a bit nutty with bitterish toasted accent in the end, where it is supported by a subtle, earthy and leafy hop bitterishness and warming, rhum-like alcohol, with a drying, slightly astringent effect, but remaining in place. Pleasant, warming ale and indeed typical for its style, though I had expected a thicker body and more roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omanson (44) - - FEB 23, 2015
Superbe bière pleine d’arômes, nez sur la canelles, des touches du sucre de canne , de canelles et d’épices de Noël. Une de mes favorites !

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