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

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RATINGS: 1228   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours a deep red with thin off white head. Sweet, malty taste. Definitely a sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2742) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omanson (34) - - FEB 23, 2015
Superbe bičre pleine d’arômes, nez sur la canelles, des touches du sucre de canne , de canelles et d’épices de Noël. Une de mes favorites !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Cervesa amb un aroma i gust a torrefactes perň també a fruites fosques, és dolça i amb un toc alicorat. Cerveza con un aroma y sabor a torrefactos pero también a frutas oscuras, es dulce y con un toque licoroso.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiadran (42) - POLAND - FEB 21, 2015
[wersja 7.4% alk] świeży, owocowy aromat, niezbyt intensywny. kolor ciemnomiedziany, piana krótka,słaba,nie zdobi szkła. smak dość bogaty dość słodki (owoce, słody), z wyraźną kawą i lekką, krótką goryczką. lekko oleiste, średnio wysycone, bardzo pijalne.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (240) - Łomża, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Całkiem całkiem. Aromat wyrazisty, aczkolwiek trochę dziwny i nie dla każdego przyjemny. Z wyglądu szału nie ma, a w smaku jest słodkie. Goryczka delikatną, ale zalegająca.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (204) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
A moderate amount of malt sweetness on the aroma with light notes of fruitless. A crystal clear dark Amber appearance with an offwhite head with below average head retention. Flavor is malt forward with notes of biscuit, toast and dark caramel. Fruity esters are moderately high. Finish is dry. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's labeled as a wee heavy and a 90 schilling, but it's definitely not a wee heavy. It's a 90 schilling. It also has a little too much toast flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Toffee malty aroma. No hops on the nose. Appearance is a deep amber with a long lasting white head. Crystal clear. Flavor is heavy on kettle caramelized toffee notes. No hop flavor or esters. Mouthfeel is smooth and full with medium a carbonation. Overall, a classic wee heavy, but the malt flavor is one dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
This is a review of Belhaven 90/~ Wee Heavy - a different formulation with 7.4% ABV. 330ml bottle pours deep red-amber with a durable and creamy tan head. Fine looking but the aroma is a bit disappointing with too much alcohol evident and bearing more resemblance to a dopplebock than it should. The flavor veers in that direction too, rather than favoring smoky or peaty malts. Lots of toffee and brown sugar here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dzhigga (174) - Kirov, RUSSIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark tea-like color with beige fluffy head. Aroma is mostly malty, with notes of dry fruits. Taste is sweet and maybe a bit noisy, also some notes of coffee. Aftertaste with long and good bitterness. Interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1219) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2015
.3l on tap @ Harry’s Pours dark cloudy brown with low tan head. Aroma is dark malts, plums, syrup, coffee notes, caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is malts, some caramel, hops, some pine, dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (651) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Picked up at the COOP last week... Most of the bottleshops in Boise are also carrying it now. Enjoyed out of my FW goblet. Thin 1/2" tan head.. only okay retention and no real lacing.. the brew is clear deep walnut. Thick maltiness, deep caramel, subtle dark fruits seem a little out of place.. pretty complex. Rich malt without ever verging on sweet, dark toast, nutty brown malt.. honestly tastes "brown". The body and carbonation are spot on.. Pretty damn good... I love a well made Wee Heavy and this is nearly perfect.


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