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Wee Heavy | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom
belhaven.co.uk

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,699
Reviews:
571
Ratings:
1,064
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a thistle glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark amber to brown color with a slim finger’s worth of foamy white head. Light lacing sticks and then slides. The smell had a nice blend of sweet and roasty English malts with a decent subdued caramel malts. A light meaty to somewhat peaty sweetness invades nicely. The taste was mainly the same - sweet meaty to peaty awesomeness rolling over my tongue in the flavor department. There’s a light sweet meaty aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and decent for the style. Actually, a super nice sweet smoothness rolls over my tongue. Overall, this is good as a Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale. I dig this. I’d have it again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

yup, yum, yum

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3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Med-dark brown with a thick head that dissapates quickly. An odd puckering quality at the end of each sip that leaves the mouth dry. Malty taste with other funky notes too complex for me to identify

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On tap on nitro at highland stillhouse pub.

The beer pours a fairly dark, reddish amber color, with excellent head retention and lots of sticky lacing all around. The nose is attractive enough, as I pick up light sweet malt, cereal, and a hint of vinegar. On the palate... does a scotch ale get much better than this? On the nitro, this beer is incredibly silky and smooth. It only enhances the lovely sweet malty flavor coupled with a hint of bitterness, smoke, sherry and nutty butterscotch. The finish is long and smooth, and the relatively low alcohol enhances the beer's drinkability. So delicious and easy to drink... this one is highly recommended of course. Excellent stuff.

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Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,064 ratings
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