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Wee Heavy - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

Not Rated.
Wee HeavyWee Heavy

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

875 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 61
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-1998)
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TheSixthRing

California

3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a rustic red copper with an off-white half finger head. Sub-par retention results in a near barren surface, scant a few isolated patches of suds. Virtually no lacing to speak on.

Smell - Caramel, earth and faint smokiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderate notes of caramel and earth to start before a peaty smokiness makes up the bulk of the flavor in the finish. Hops are basically nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with low, near lifeless carbonation.

Overall - With no best by or bottled on date in sight, it's hard to say how old my test subject is, but based on the weak head, complete lack of hop presence and others' reviews, I'd say this one is well past it's prime. A shame; I was looking forward to it. As it is, a fair brew, though I strongly suspect a fresher bottle would result in a much higher rating. Problem is, how do I know if it's fresh without a bottling date?

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:09:17 | More by TheSixthRing
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S: Caramel, butterscotch, some toffee, vanilla, strong malts, and something like a caramel-apple pop.

T: Very similar to the smell, so, in a word--delicious. I could barely believe I was drinking a BEER, not some sort of dessert. The overwhelming flavors are of caramel and butterscotch, then some vanilla, an almost apple-like flavor in there somewhere, with some malts and a tiny sort of alchol presence way in the back, which helps remind you that this great brew is, in fact, a beer, not a milkshake of some sort.

M: Nice and robust, not too thick but not super-light or fizzy or anything like that.

O: This is an absolutely stellar brew. I have had several other scotch ales/wee heavies since, and none of them have reached this mark.

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Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.