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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Bottled. Pours Brown with a reddish hue. Tan head. Malt-bomb aroma with some spicy notes. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with caramel, chocolate and malt flavors. Spicy-sweet aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Hasnt been my top designated style, but I like this a lot . . . some kind of relation to McEwans and Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, both of which I like. Beautiful creamy head, not much aroma (but quite nice, what there is), smoky flavor, beautiful head, appearance like a creamy doppelbock, substantive and creamy body, great head, creamy lacing, very pleasing. Wullium Wulluce wuld approuve.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
A dark amber brown body with malty aroma. Sweet palate with malts and toast. Good body and finishes lightly sweet.

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.

3.7
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.6
   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.

4
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   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)


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