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

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#2,817
Reviews:
571
Ratings:
1,068
pDev:
11.82%
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4.35
 
 
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Mother...may I have another ...please?

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Perfectly balanced malt-forward flavor profile. The only drawbacks were little to no head and a slightly prickly feel on the tongue that I could have done without. The prickly sensation was by far overshadowed by the intensely rich flavor, however.

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