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Wee Heavy - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

876 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 61
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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Anze

Slovenia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2014 16:54:08 | More by Anze
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MidloRapid

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-08-2014 21:02:36 | More by MidloRapid
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

05-07-2014 00:00:38 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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superspak

Michigan

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

05-06-2014 03:48:27 | More by superspak
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Belittle

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

04-29-2014 15:27:35 | More by Belittle
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Iaido

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-25-2014 17:38:55 | More by Iaido
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-16-2014 22:15:13 | More by Burt
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RandyPuckett

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

04-16-2014 00:21:29 | More by RandyPuckett
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle poured into Stella chalice.

A - Clear dark ruby / brown with a finger and a half of off white head.

S - The main thing I get from the aroma is skunk. A lot of it. Beneath that I can detect some sweetness and a bit of roastiness.

T - Thankfully, the beer tastes much better than it smells. There's still a bit of skunky character, but the caramel sweetness and bready malt take the forefront. It has a roasty and nutty flavor, and there is also a hint of molasses and syrup sweetness. Slightly bitter.

M - Thin-to-moderate body, slightly sticky, and low-to-moderate carbonation.

O - I'm always wary of clear bottles, and in this case it caused a fair amount of skunking. The aroma was pretty bad, but luckily it didn't taste as skunky as it smelled. A decent wee heavy, but nothing I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:08:42 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Tenngineer


4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-15-2014 16:23:08 | More by Tenngineer
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endovelico

Portugal

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taken from notes. Poured into mug. Reviewed on 14-04-2014.

Appearance: Gorgeous mahogany colour. Low perceived effervescence. Small head. Little lacing. Slight Haziness. Visible yeast floaties before pour.

Aroma: Medium to medium low strength and muted aroma. Aromatics are reminiscent of pastry, coffee, peat and caramel.

Taste: Medium to medium high intensity. Unsuspectingly complex, following on the nose with an added gorgeous butterscotch like character. No real yeastiness worth a mention. No real hop character.

Palate: Low carbonation. Low bitterness. Finishes dry-ish. Velvety ( even more so as the beer warms up. ) Alcohol well hidden.

Drinkability: Just a great, balanced and inviting brew. Everything you can ask of a 'Wee heavy' without breaking guidelines.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 22:53:03 | More by endovelico
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.14/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear, dark red/ruby color and is topped with a relatively small tan colored head.
The aroma is mild - just some malt and perhaps a little fruit and wine aroma.
The taste was a kick in the head - strong and bittery all the way through with the wine-feel to go with (not what I like).
I don't really like this one, too bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 18:48:54 | More by MarkoNm
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-11-2014 16:56:47 | More by Dave_Treat
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2014 05:47:27 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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jschitt

Romania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-09-2014 19:24:13 | More by jschitt
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Bstrickler

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-01-2014 21:32:34 | More by Bstrickler
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ESimmons

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-30-2014 19:43:56 | More by ESimmons
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2014 02:09:20 | More by afsdan
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benjaminkhlaw

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-27-2014 12:55:09 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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ZCW

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-23-2014 17:28:30 | More by ZCW
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Fabiand

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-20-2014 00:29:06 | More by Fabiand
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-19-2014 03:03:34 | More by Zekenyce
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CDAtkinson

Maryland

4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a coppery amber color with a creamy two finger head, which diminished leaving behind significant amount of lacing from the hop oils.
S: Malty and bready with hints of peat.
T: It begins with a sharp sweetness with resolves to a toasty, smoky, bready taste.
M: Quite smooth and creamy while being remarkably light bodied.
O: This will be a go-to as far as Wee Heavys are concerned. An Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 23:25:38 | More by CDAtkinson
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-18-2014 01:40:47 | More by VTBrewHound
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Troy_P

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this with a really burger. This is a full bodied, very satisfying beer. Currently, one of my favorites.

Appearance is just what you are looking for in a Scottish Ale. Really nice head. Good lacing with a chilled glass.

This is a solid, filling beer. Taste is complex and nuanced. Really nice finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:04:52 | More by Troy_P
Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.