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

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RATINGS: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (267) - Göteborg, - NOV 24, 2012
Red/brown colour. Decent head that disappeared quickly. Fruity aroma, caramel, malt, and maybe raspberriy.. I get hints of smoke as well. Very sweet taste, malty and kinda sugary. Light bitterness. Commercial description says "a beer too be sipped" but it’s way too drinkable!


3.8
franclh (121) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 Fles 33cl thuis. Rood fruit, droppig, prettig zoet, light sticky mouthfeel, volle smaak. (18-2-2018)

3.7
nuplastikk (6634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2018
11.2oz bottle. Unfiltered deep brown body. Foamy, thin, off-white head. Big, sweet, fruit ale yeast aroma. Malt centered, deep, but at 7.5% is still pretty reasonably drinkable. Well attenuated perhaps, there is no sticky overbearing malt sweetness. Quite a nice beer. Classic. A pinch thinner than many of its Brethren.

3.9
KevinReddirt (248) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Acquired this 330 ml bottle from the Cellar in Odessa, TX, thanks Charlie. The cap comes off and the bottle is tilted into my ABGB tulip glass. Nice presentation, scotch ales usually do, brown almost black fluid with hints of red. The head arrives eggshell white that dissipates fairly quickly. The scent is molasses and brown sugar. But we are here to drink, right? Hmm, this is not bad. Grain and hay, toffee, toast, malt, a hard candy sweetness, all finishing with a slight burn. Scotch ales do not trip my trigger but this is pretty fine. I would do again.

2.8
k_gadeberg (278) - �rhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2018
On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood. Pours deep red, with small head. The scent is malty sweetness. Notes of prunes and apricots. The taste is intensely sweet! High carbonated. Really sweet, almost Barley Wine like.

4.1
kamilgrzeszczak (53) - - JAN 20, 2018
Zapach bardzo ładny karmelowy i słodowy, trochę ziemiste. Piana nietrwała ciemnobrązowe, ciemnorubinowe. Smak karmelowy, słodkie, ziemiste trochę. Nisko nagazowane, chociaż słodkie, trochę śliwkowe. Ciało średnie. W odczuciu w ustach trochę torfowe. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Ogólnie bardzo dobre i słodkie takie deserowe.

3.7
AntoineGRD (176) - - JAN 13, 2018
Une écossaise de caractère, voici comment nous pourrions définir cette Belhaven devenue un classique du genre. Liquoreuse, sirupeuse, riche, profonde, fruitée les adjectifs ne manquent pas, sorte de caramel liquide sur lequel s’étale un coulis de fruits confits rehaussé d’une pointe d’alcool chaleureuse. Sorte de Barley Wine moins corsé avec une grande quantité de sucre résiduel, cette Scotch Ale se révèle sous une robe brune aux reflets rouges surmontée d’une mousse crémeuse. Les parfums de la 90/~ Wee Heavy sont réconfortants sur le malt et les fruits secs auxquels s’ajoutent une savoureuse touche de fruits séchés : pruneaux, figues, dattes, raisins secs et le caramel. En bouche, le malt est magnifiquement mis en valeur, la texture tapisse le palais de saveurs fruitées... Une bière à siroter lentement pour en apprécier toutes les saveurs ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Zlotta (4245) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2018
0.33 l bottle from 'Hopt', best before November 2017. Very dark ruby with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, fruity, a bit vinous aroma of molasses, raisins, prunes and some port. Fairly sweet, malty, slightly bitter, fruity and slightly vinous taste of molasses, raisins, prunes, Glühwein and some port, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, slightly warming, vinous finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Tasty sipper, a bit one-dimensional though.

4.3
azzurro (542) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018
I'm starting to enjoy this brewery very much. Clean taste, kind of higher rate of I&G. Strong barley wine taste or malt liquor, sweet side of beer. I like these a lot.

4.5
mjmoen (631) - - JAN 3, 2018
A-. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Rich flavor with notes of dried fruit

3.5
lazucarpcarpatingsMeister7 (67) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - DEC 17, 2017
Nekako prebogato. Od prvog trenutka i otvaranja boce znaš da ispred sebe imaš pravi delikates. Nisam ni krenuo sipati a iz flaše su krenuli opojni mirisi nekakvih slatkiša i karamela. U čaši sve izgleda još bolje. Bistro pivo sa nešto malo pjene. Baš ono praznično, aristokratski. Međutim... kao kad jedeš prejake baklave. Tako ni ovo pivo nije pivo nego kao neki pivski napitak sa brdom šećera od koga ti se vrti u glavi. Ja inače ne volim te prebogate kolače a ovo pivo vuče baš na tu stranu. Žestoko. Prežestoko. Jedva sam popio ali topla preporuka.


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