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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1356   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Wow! Great! Poured dark chestnut with medium head. Faded to thin foam and lace. Massive aroma, full of dark malt, coffee grounds, toffee, caramel, molasses, fruit, new-mown hay, and flowers. As expected, taste was a "Wee Heavy" but a magnificent blend of toasty malts, light yeast and a wallop of hops. It starts with a slighty fruity sweetness and very dark malt, and finishes spectacularly bitter. Very full-bodied but full of complex nuances in both taste and aroma. High ABV means no sessions but no sacrifice for the great drinking experience. A keeper.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - 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 ...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2000
As close as a beer gets to being perfect. Hops and malts are well balanced, but quite evident in their own right. A big beer that is meant for the true lover of the elxir of life.

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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theteniron (10) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
An absolute gem. Truly an ale that a grandfather would love. The visual was as pretty as can be. Taste was mellow, but still the malt flavor makes it the premier scottish ale of its style. Notes of shortbread,whiskey? Fabulous

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 5, 2001

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
ne of my favorites. Gets better as it warms, which is good because its 6.5 ABV and comes is a large bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 18, 2000
Wow, this is hands down the best Scottish Ale Ive had. Nice sweet, malty aroma, same taste, nice aftertaste developing mild bitterness. This beer should never be drunk cold - just slightly cool. That really brings out the flavor. A definite buy again beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
texasteacher (1) - USA - DEC 18, 2006 does not count
This is a beer you want to spend a little time with. It has a full malted falvor that leaves a full flavor on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 This is a wonderful, rich, complex, and well-balanced beer. It pours a deep brownish red with a dense, fairly thick, light yellowish tan head and very good, long-lasting lacing. It has strong, slightly sweet toasted caramel malt flavour with fruit, offset with just enough spicy bitterness, resulting in a rich, full body. It is exceedingly smooth and very drinkable, yet full of flavour.


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