Wee Heavy | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Wee HeavyWee Heavy
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,054
Reviews:
569
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burnerfinger
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

really one of the best I've tried.
Bought this just because I liked the name - "Wee " heavy made me think of Groundskeeper Willie from the simpsons. OMG what a surprise:

A Khaki head settles to a thin film, leaving no lacing at all
ULtra clear when held to a light - and the color made reminds me of rosewood

S a touch of sweet caramel, and a touch of the "skunk" weed I smoked in my twenties.

T HOORAY! nicely complex caramel with a piney hops touch. LOVE this.

M solid body

D ultra fine - sip in order to fully appreciate the beauty of this GEM.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greasy
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinivini
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -DF-
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxist
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bassboneman
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L= dark red/tea color, minimal head - spotty lacing
S = certainly a funky aroma floating about - but just adds to the mystique of the beer
T= whisky-ish sweetness - and a lot of it! Very mild bitter finish - especially as it warms.
carmel/dried fruit
F= mildly carbonated
O= this is my first wee heavy anything...so -
This beer is quite good - due to the sweet flavor present this might almost qualify as a dessert beer :o)

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Photo of Lifit
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim_TX
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is now my new favorite beer.

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Photo of stortore
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TopherBreski
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 90 minute that is way heavy but smooth.

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Photo of tappangordo
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pjkelley82
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KirkBuchanan
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hreb
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

50cL clear glass bottle served in craft pub glass. Beer is rich, red in color, and translucent. Aroma is mild with just a whiff of skunk. Flavor is much better. Thin on the palate, but hits the notes of caramel, butterscotch. Neither sweet nor bitter. Very well balanced, in a decided Scotch Ale kind of way, as opposed to an English Ale kind of way. There is undoubtedly some diacetyl content here.

I like this but it's not my favorite. Too strong to session, but too simple / flat to really savor. I think it's just too "clean" for me. Still, it's a great execution of its style, and it does have its place.

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Photo of k3ve
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wee Heavy from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,054 ratings.
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