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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1167   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.


FriarHop's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FriarHop (121) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
5/14/2011. From bottle. Deep amber color with an off-white head. Malty and spicy aromas with caramel, dark fruit. Nice flavors of fruit and spices with a slightly bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (257) - SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a clear, dark red/ruby color and is topped with a relatively small tan colored head. The aroma is mild - just some malt and perhaps a little fruit and wine aroma. The taste was a kick in the head - strong and bittery all the way through with the wine-feel to go with (not what I like). I don’t really like this one, too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, würzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, nussig, Karamell, Gewürze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is woody, earthy , caramel and nutty. Taste is sweet with a quick bitter/tartness that segs back into sweetness. Medium bodied, thin but slick texture.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zoucrew102 (379) - - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle. Roasty, borderline smoky aroma with notes of caramel. Pours caramel colored with thin tan head and some lacing. Taste is sweet caramel malt at first with maybe some dark fruit sweetness. Finishes with a peaty smokiness, but doesn't seem to be the right flavor for the style of beer. Wonder is the beer went off. May try it again when opportunity arises.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Backlog, tried bottled a number of times. About as archetypical for the style as any beer i’ve had, a solid ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (622) - HONG KONG - MAR 10, 2014


500 ml clear bottle bought at Oliver’s The Delicatessen in Central.

Clear, deep amber brown colour; Three quarter finger head and soapy off white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation; Light and sweet aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, sugar, light nuts and faint dark fruits; Pleasant medium sweet taste of dark malt, with brown sugar, light caramel, sticky toffee, molasses, light lemon and pretty grass hops; Light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is nice sweet Dunkel in a pretty rich body. Not much nuts or smoke but strong on brown sugar, caramel and toffee, which feel sticky and nice! Sweetness is not cloying, nothing too extreme, very easy going. Pretty nice!... Hoppiness is no nose, light lemon and notable grassyhops in taste. Low-fi bitterness works okay with sweetness for a abrupt sweet-bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: Luckily my bottle wasn’t skunked so I can enjoy this brew thoroughly. I wouldn’t say this is heavy or massive, as its aroma is pretty light weight as best, its body is light, and not much in taste varieties, but it has pretty wholesome palate, sweetness is well-arranged, some naughty toffee reminds me of enjoying sticky hard handy as a kid. It really feels like a well-made and satisfying Dunkel. Easily enjoyable!

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber with small head. Why the fuck is this sold in a clear bottle? I guess they want it to be skunked. This could have been excellent. Rich caramel malt and full flavor. Can’t get past the enormous skunkiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dacrza (450) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (471) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle to an English pint (did not have a thistle glass). Deep ruby red with a medium head and faint lacing. Has a taste of toffee and caramel. The body is medium heavy and a very smooth mouthfeel. Very good!


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