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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: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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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2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
This brewery does itself a real disservice by putting the beer in clear bottles as this one skunked out. From what I could tell there was a sweet malty aroma laying beneath. The color was amber with a white foamy head. The taste was more sweet caramelized malts with a burnt sugar tinge on the back end. I can always detect the alcohol with this style even when its as low as this one. Im sure this would have been better had it not skunked; however, it still seemed average for the style.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3693) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2017
kastanjebruin/rood met beperkte witte kraag. aroma van caramel, zoet, moutig, zacht, licht weeg, noten, aards, dadels, vijgen, bruine suiker, maar ok. Smaken zijn redelijk aan de zoete kant, veel donker fruit, rozijn, pruim, vijg, dadels alcohol, zacht, matige body, glad, ok

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1717) - BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2017
Voici donc un strong scotch classique, faisant partie de ce que lon appelle les "wee heavy" .. avec pourtant un petit 7,4 % au compteur .. Il ne faudra pas trop appuyer sur lacclrateur!! Signalons que dans la composition il y a de lorge de lEast Lothian... on est content pour lui. Mon exemplaire tait 4 mois avant sa date. A noter une curiosit .. sur mon exemplaire lantriorit de la brasserie est inscrite 1719, et sur ltiquette du site de ratebeer en 1799 il faudrait choisir!! Mais ceci ne va aucunement gner notre dgustation Couleur auburn, et roux en transparence, la clart nette. Bulles fines, par centaines en fontaine centrale, trs vives. Mousse qui est un nappage soyeux beige. Armes de baies rouges, malt cara, bruyre, pointe dairelles. 1re bouche souple la trs belle entame, lgante, avec des baies varies. Arrire-bouche trs soft, longue, fine. 2me aux trs belles nuances fines, sans aucune agressivit. Arrire-bouche avec beaucoup de personnalit. 3me avec une trs grande fusion du malt et des baies. Arrire-bouche quasi langoureuse. Longueur qui prcise les moindres recoins, un peu comme une balade en bord de mer en longeant toutes les criques. Jambes lisses, longues. Levure trs fine, avec une touche boise, trs belle ligne. Alcool parfaitement intgr au droul des saveurs, comme un long fleuve tranquille. Finale suave. CONCLUSION: une bire loppos de limage que reprsente le "chardon" cossais, toute en douceur, beaut et lgance. On ne sattendait pas cela non plus pour une "heavy" Bref chardon et heavy ne lui vont pas .. mais on sen moque avec pareilles saveurs angliques!!! Je dirais donc que ce nest pas une wee heavy, mais une see heavenly ...

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sawyerpc15 (77) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2017
Hooray! I loved the flavour of this ale and it was one of the best beers Ive had this year. Would definitely make this a staple purchase.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
Le liquide est rouge brun fonc, est prsente une carbonatation tout fait minimale. Le nez est de riche toffee, caramel et sucre dorge. La bouche est assez paisse, trs riche, du gros sucre dorge agressif mais bien rond et gnreux, pas excessif. Les houblons sont, par contre, pour ainsi dire absents, cest tout malt, et pas de tranchant pour couper cette bire-dessert. Un exemple savoureux mais quelque peu dbalanc pour ce style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours clear deep ruby body with one finger creamy white head. Very good head retention. Smell is malty and grainy, a bit on the sweet side. Some corn coming through. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Texture is average, somewhat creamy. Intensely sweet, a bit too much for my liking. Aroma is heavy malt, brown sugar, very sweet. Sticky. Caramel and toffee. Herbal. A bit grainy. Slight metallic acidity in the finish. Excessive sugar is hiding the ABV. Overall, not bad. A bit too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber body, small mocha head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, rose hip jam, spices. Taste of caramel, barley, raspberry jam, a touch of herbs and some booze harshness. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MasDen (229) - Mogilev, BELARUS - JAN 7, 2017
Aroma: medium maltiness, caramel, biscuits. Appearance: copper without head. Taste: malt, caramel, grainy finish. Palate: medium body, low carbonation, a bit creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (2274) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle Aroma-caramel, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-good, but too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (380) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2017
Medium frothy off-white head with medium retention. Clear reddish brown colour. Aroma has caramel, molasses, raisin,somehow liquor-like (sweet wine). Taste is sweet, caramel. prune, plum, slightly spicy (cinnamon), malty, with ripe fruit sweetness finish. Watery palate, slightly crispy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (897) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a small foamy bubbly beige head but doesnt stay very long. Has a dark amber appearance with ruby highlights. Weak lacing. Aromas of toasty malts, some hints of caramel, spices. Flavours are mostly malty, some caramel notes are strong, barley, some subtle spices. Good retention.


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