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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

873 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 60
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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bens0n

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear, dark brown/amber color with a small amount of head that dissipates almost instantly and does not leave any lacing.

Smell wise, at first you can pick up on some hops, but past that there is a bready smell followed by some sweet butterscotch and vanilla notes.

Flavor wise, its alot more of the same, but there is a note of dark fruit that is not prevalent on the nose. The butterscotch takes control of most of the flavor, but its not overpowering. It has very low carbonation and is extremely smooth. On the medium bodied side and easy to down.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 01:16:21 | More by bens0n
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As the name suggests this beer is a wee bit heavy. It is definitely a sipping beer, a great sip of beer regardless. It pours a deep colour and smells lovely. The hops are very slight, which don't over power the ale. It leaves the drinker with a tinge of almond aftertaste. The beer is also surprisingly sweet which is slightly surprising given its initial heavy belt.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.