Wee Heavy - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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5/5 rDev +22.9%
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.
07-10-2014 22:13:23 | More by DanielMB
5/5 rDev +22.9%
I get this on tap regularly at a local pub here in Chicago. It took me a long time to find a brewery that consistently puts out products that I love and Belhaven is that brewery. I recommend their brews to everyone I have conversation to about beer and they deserve the attention.
09-24-2013 19:00:23 | More by HomrQT
5/5 rDev +22.9%
This could be my perfect beer.
I previously called Guinness home, but if it weren't for this brew's hard-to-find nature, we'd definitely have a new contender.
Yes, I know this isn't a stout...now. But it's everything I ever thought a stout should be, I just didn't know that what my buds were actually craving was a strong scotch ale. Dark, super malty, rich fuller-than-full body and a refreshing dry finish. Completed by a very reasonable ABV. It's the perfect formula!
Why, oh why can't every bar have this on tap?? I found it at the Map Room (Chicago), and if it was on a standard tap and not nitro, it sure fooled me. Perfect pour with a thick creamy head and excellent retention. Here's the sad part. I finally found my soul-brew, but when I popped in to say hello a week later--it was gone! Whether it was a temporary outage or tragedy of long-term distribution schemes, I don't know. But I will find it again!
01-26-2006 19:15:08 | More by StAnthony
4.93/5 rDev +21.1%
This beer is a seventy degree and sunny day, in the middle of spring, in the countryside.
The beer pours a beautiful reddish color is well laced and forms a nice fairly dense head.
The nose is incredible, honey, plum leather, barnyard, hay, sweet clover mingle flawlessly.
The beer has a pleasant med to med/heavy carbonation that aides the thicker nature of the beer. The resulting mouth feel is just about perfection.
Caramel plum and sweet clover and barnyard still stand out, the sugars carry the beer and give it as strong backbone allowing the symphony of tastes move across the tongue. The hops are there and round out the finish pleasantly without overwhelming the beer of the finish, but they are soft and muted.
This beer is perfect for what it is. The only word of caution is that this beer is in a clear bottle, so avoid storing it or buying it when stored in sunlight.
This is a great beer. If you want just a ton of hops this beer is not for you.
06-18-2013 20:13:03 | More by bgkeeley
Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.