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:
#2,817
Reviews:
571
Ratings:
1,068
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
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Photo of cwalter
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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Photo of John_M
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of AtaxicGait
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dusan
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of HardyA
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AntoineTheS
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On nitro tap in a pint glass. Dark reddish copper color with a faint tan head. Pleasant malty aromas-caramel, cherry, plum, toffee. Rich taste. Loads of caramel mixed with stone fruit.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: it appears to be a murky medium brown, but when held up to the light, it's pretty transparent; with a fairly aggressive pour, <1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: dark fruit, caramel, a little vanilla;

T: tobacco is predominant from start to finish with dark fruit, molasses and strawberry behind it; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: a little too much tobacco character for my taste;

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crauejed
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Have not had draught

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz pint pour from nitro tap.
The dark maroon body floats a light tan head of 1/2 inch and it has legs.
The aroma is floral with a hint of alcohol.
the flavor is more subtle. Someone said 'piney': I can taste that, but it's not dominant and there is a late burn aftertaste which seems odd with such a relatively low abv. Not bad, just a reminder.

Nitro makes it nice and velvety with little carbonation.

Deep color. Rich mouthfeel. A nice dessert.

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeithS
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gibsonx4
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of randomNBGD
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GSS
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aoyoc
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kofukasho
2.49/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,068 ratings