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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Deep brown color, extremely malty flavor and aroma. A sweet beer with no bitterness to be found. The flabor of roasted malt lingers in the mouth long after the glass is empty. An excellent beer. I had to go bacl and rate this slightly lower than I originally did. A second tasting showed it to be a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
quite a malty taste. medium brown colour. caramel and toffe flavours. decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours a deep reddish brown with a respectable tan head. The aroma is sweet malts (caramel) and a puff of smoke. This has a very rich mouth feel to match its rich, malty taste. Hints of chocolate, juicy fruits, and smoke linger at the edges. Has a nifty toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
deep brownish red, neige head. a whiff of smoke with brown sugar and anise. solid dark bready malt flavour with caramel and subtle smoke. finsihes toffeeish and a little roasty. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2004
A very autumnal beer with its dark amber/ruby colour and leafy hop aroma. Initially there was some harshness from the bold levels of bittering used, however, as it warmed this smoothed out and was marvelously balanced by the malt, caramel + toffee flavours. A good solid beer as mainstream bottled ales go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 11, 2005
pours nice and dark with a good 2-3 cm of white frothy head. smells sweet and smoky. decent creamy mouthfeel. I didnt really like the taste of this one, maybe it is just the style, ive only ever had 1 other wee heavy-alesmiths(which I liked much more). This one is very sweet tasting, a little bit brown sugary, very malty and a little peat and smoke as well very smooth and barely any bitterness. overall it was good to try but I wont buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Ah now, this is the business for a cold winter night. A big hairy-chested heavy with a surprisingly gentle touch for its 6.5% abv. Pours a dark chocolate colour with a decent frothy head. Chocolate notes in a generally malty aroma, with the peat betraying its origins. The palate is syrupy and bursting with flavour. As well as the obvious chocolate and toasty notes, there is a subtle fruitiness - figs perhaps. The finish is surprisingly restrained but satisfying. Its a grand example of a Scotch ale and a good nights drinking in itself. (Bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
This poured out a dark mahogany color almost brown, with a light tan head that was slow to form but got up to a good size. Rings of lace were left around the glass as this was consumed and tiny bubbles that kept the head fed and alive for a good while. The aroma smelled of dark ripe fruits and a rich maltiness. The taste was similar as sweet dark fruits came first before a more subtle chocolate toffee malt flavor that lingered a bit in the aftertaste. There was a slight bit of hop detected but not much, there was enough their to keep the sweetness balanced nicely. Rich creamy mouthfeel with a medium-full body added greatly to the overall experience. Very drinkable stuff here as the alcohol was not detectable or too high to keep a few of these from going down. Great example of the style that I recommend to all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Very good brew.... hoppy.... nice... all I can say is I would drink it again.... soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3045) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Bottled. A deeper brown than the Belhaven Scottish & St. Andrews ales, of course. A frothy head over a brown body with red highlights. Heavy malts that are very well matched by a dose of hops. Some definite peat smoke impressions that make run close to phenolic.

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