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Wee Heavy - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

868 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 58
Gots: 29 | 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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juhl31

California

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

-brown, crimson looking body with a short off white head along the tan lines. despite the short head, it sticks around a good while

-strong caramel nose with that scotch note right alongside it. candied sugar once it starts to warm as well. maybe hazelnut

-it's like i am eating caramel coated raisons. has a good scotch taste as well. it tastes like it is barrel aged without all the heat along with it. i am surprised how tasty it is as i am not all that stoked on scotch ales

-good and smooth with a touch of carbness. also, the slightest alcohol warmth is in the finish as well

-this is a lot better than expected. i feel like i havent really had a decent example of a scotch ale now other than this and old chub

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 06:13:22 | More by juhl31
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DanielMB

South Carolina

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

07-10-2014 22:13:23 | More by DanielMB
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/25/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, light smoke, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, light smoke, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, herbal, light smoke, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Low-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome scotch ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

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Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.