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Wee Heavy - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Wee HeavyWee Heavy

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

878 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 61
Gots: 33 | 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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beerdrifter

Germany

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unexpected surprise finding this at the package store on the base I'm stationed at here in Germany. Beautiful mahogany pour with two finger off-white head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose has an initial subtle skunkiness that dies off quickly and yields to a wonderful toasty and malty aroma with hints of caramel, dark fruit, and maple syrup. The taste follows suit with earthy and nutty, yet slightly sweet hints of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, maple, and just a wee bit of peat, pardon the pun. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy but extremely smooth. And everything about this beer improves as it warms. Haven't had much exposure to the style, but this is one damn fine beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 16:49:41 | More by beerdrifter
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L: This poured a deep copper brown with some red notes to it, a very inviting appearance.

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 878 ratings.