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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 26   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Rougetre tirant vers le brun. Bonne quantit de mousse compacte de couleur blanche concasse. Armes de balles de foin sch dont la rcolte fut tardive. Trs herbal en bouche, flaveurs de vieux foin et de toffee. Son aspect sucr, rappelant les peppermint rose, ne prend heureusement pas trop de place, laissant ainsi les herbes sexprimer. Corps dpaisseur moyenne, carbonatation douce et efface. Bouteille Charlies street Liquor, Boston Janvier 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2213) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 (Belhaven Ruby Ale Dunbar Strong) Bottled. Much compact and dense foam, discreet persistence. Beautiful intense red color, lightly dark and much bubbly. Bitter and strong alcohol scent. Determined taste and many agreeable. Bitter, strongly and extremely persistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
Mahogany. Strong toffeeish malty notes, a bit of grape juice, a wee bit of whiskey. Quite sweet with some mild, faintly lingering bitterness. Soft, creamy palate. I like sweet and syrupy, but this was a touch overdone for my taste. Low carbonation makes it disturbingly easy to drink. A good quality Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a dark cherrywood color with a nice lacy ivory head. The smell is spicy and malty. Kind of coppery smells as well. Taste is not a big as I expected and I was a bit disappointed but as it warms and you tune in there are some nice things happening here. There is a nice smoky and spicy flavors in this beer, almost like smoked pork if you can believe that. It is a bit thin but still malty and a bit sweet. The smoky, sticky aftertaste lingers forever on the back of your tongue. This is far from my favorite scotch ale (or wee heavy for that matter) but a nice smoky/malty beer to sip during a card game or to have a smoke with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Somewhat of a red wine aroma. Brown colorish mahogany with sediment/dust floating around inside. Flavor is flat but quite strong of caramel malt, chocolate, and coffee. Not the type of beer id buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
This tastes quite different then the other two Scottish Ales I have tried. Pretty cool stuff none the less. Poured Reddish/Brown with a nice white head. Aroma had caramel malts and fruits with was also smoky. Very sweet taste with a good bitterness. This would fit better in the Winter for my taste. However it was still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2005
500ml bottle. Dark brown pour with a small tan head that sticks around and laces nicely. Sweet malt aroma. I love scotch ales and this one doesnt disappoint. Just the right amount of sweetness. Caramel and malt flavor, dark fruits, and a bit of smoke and hops. Beatifully balanced. The only gripes I have is that its too expensive ($3.99 a bottle) and too hard to find to drink on a regular basis. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
Clear mahogany body, small, tight tan head. Aroma of caramel malts and sweetness, somewhat smoky. Flavor is predominantly a rich, smoky maltiness, with a somewhat thin palate. Overall quite pleasing to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2005
Bottle. Pleasing deep chestnut color. Nice whitish head that fades to a ring and persists. Aroma is nicely reminiscent of scotch whiskey with smoked peat notes blended with sweet malt and a bit of fruity aromas as well. Flavor is nicely balanced, rich and malty up front with a pleasing hop balance towards the end. Bits of smoke throughout. Thin in body which is a dissappointment. Nicely done overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 7, 2005
1 pint. Was expecting something more sweet to be honest. Aroma was a little burnt and taste was indistinguishable smoked coffee. Almost a smokehouse beer feel in the aroma and taste, minus the meats. Not nearly as thick and distinguishable though. A slight bitter end which was rather pleasant. A sipping beer as the bottle suggest. Malt, caramel, and some dried fruits hidden nicely. I wish they had this in the bars here.

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