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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1195   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Wow! Great! Poured dark chestnut with medium head. Faded to thin foam and lace. Massive aroma, full of dark malt, coffee grounds, toffee, caramel, molasses, fruit, new-mown hay, and flowers. As expected, taste was a "Wee Heavy" but a magnificent blend of toasty malts, light yeast and a wallop of hops. It starts with a slighty fruity sweetness and very dark malt, and finishes spectacularly bitter. Very full-bodied but full of complex nuances in both taste and aroma. High ABV means no sessions but no sacrifice for the great drinking experience. A keeper.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2000
As close as a beer gets to being perfect. Hops and malts are well balanced, but quite evident in their own right. A big beer that is meant for the true lover of the elxir of life.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2005
500 ml bottle. pours nice dark brown with reddish hue and good foam. familiar belhaven aromas, bready and fruity. rich flavors of fruitiness, malt, caramel, sweetness, balanced bitterness and a gentle roastedness. reasonable carbonation, soft mouthfeel, quite pleasurable. amazing they do a few of the same style and maintain high quality, individuality and consistency.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theteniron (10) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
An absolute gem. Truly an ale that a grandfather would love. The visual was as pretty as can be. Taste was mellow, but still the malt flavor makes it the premier scottish ale of it’s style. Notes of shortbread,whiskey? Fabulous

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 5, 2001

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
ne of my favorites. Gets better as it warms, which is good because it’s 6.5 ABV and comes is a large bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 18, 2000
Wow, this is hands down the best Scottish Ale I’ve had. Nice sweet, malty aroma, same taste, nice aftertaste developing mild bitterness. This beer should never be drunk cold - just slightly cool. That really brings out the flavor. A definite ’buy again’ beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
texasteacher (1) - USA - DEC 18, 2006 does not count
This is a beer you want to spend a little time with. It has a full malted falvor that leaves a full flavor on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 This is a wonderful, rich, complex, and well-balanced beer. It pours a deep brownish red with a dense, fairly thick, light yellowish tan head and very good, long-lasting lacing. It has strong, slightly sweet toasted caramel malt flavour with fruit, offset with just enough spicy bitterness, resulting in a rich, full body. It is exceedingly smooth and very drinkable, yet full of flavour.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Pours deep brown red with fizzy white head. Smells strongly of rich malts; caramel, toast, nuts and maybe some butterscotch, not much hop aroma. Tastes like a sweeter pale ale, a bit less hoppy too, pretty much follows the nose quite nicely. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Belhaven Wee Heavy finishes smooth and with light sweetness.


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