Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale ranks among the best Scottish ales around, with a taste that is both smooth and rich without going to extremes in any direction. Find out more about the rich, full, flavor of this imported Scottish Ale.
Scotch whiskey is the adult beverage most often associated with Scotland but there are also some fine beers brewed and bottled in this northern extension of the United Kingdom. Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale is one of them, and it ranks among the best Scottish ales around, with a taste that is both smooth and rich without going to extremes in any direction.
Style: Scotch Ale
Alcohol Level: 6.5 Percent Alcohol by Volume
Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale pours to a dark mahogany color with a reddish tint. The nose on this ale combines molasses, caramel, floral, and earthy notes. These different scents make for a very pleasant, very enticing aroma that just begs you to take a sip. And the initial sip doesn’t let you down, with flavors like raisins, prunes, caramelized malt, and some apple combining with a little bit of smoke, roasted malt, nuttiness, and alcohol. The beer finishes smooth and pleasant, with an aftertaste that is sweet and nutty.
Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale doesn’t have the intense peat flavor or extreme smoky flavors often associated with this style, but this ale has plenty of great taste nonetheless. From the aroma alone, you just know this beer is going to be a good one. And as soon as you take a sip, you realize that the nose wasn’t playing tricks on you. The beer is just as tasty as its aromas indicate and its taste tends toward the sweeter side with only a small amount of drying from the somewhat alcholic finish.
One unique quality with this beer is its ability to satisfy newbies and connoisseurs at the same time. Scotch ales are usually tailor- made for the beer snobs among us and those not accustomed to the style are usually non- fans from the first sip. But Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale is different. It offers enough complex taste that beer lovers will enjoy it and enough smoothness and drinkability that novices will like it, too. If its goal was to appeal to the widest audience possible (and I assume it was), Belhaven seems to have the recipe just right.
Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale in’t an easy brew to find and it may require a special trip to your local beverage store to stumble across a 500 ml bottle. But the search will be worth it, as Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale is a very tasty ale with an enticing aroma and plenty of complex flavor to make it rank among the best examples of its style. Its great taste and general drinkablilty make it one of the best Scottish ales around and a good choice of beer when you want to introduce someone to the Scotch Ale style.