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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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Reviews by techfed87:
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techfed87

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, frothy head. Color is a dark brown with hints of amber.

Smell is a malty sweetness. A bit sour, but mostly sweeter in notes.

First sip is almost caramel like in its sweet qualities. It's very pleasing, and combined with the overall carbonation of the beer very compelling as well. The aftertaste is very mellow and has an almost sorbet like cleansing effect on the pallet.

As most scotch ales go, there isn't much of a hops presence, but that's to be expected.

A very good scotch ale!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 02:48:43 | More by techfed87
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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.

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