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Scottish Ale

The Scottish style of ales break down into Light, Heavy and Export. In the 19th century Scotland, a nomenclature, based on the now obsolete shilling currency, was devised in order to distinguish each. 60/- (light), 70/- (heavy), 80/- (export), 90/- to 160/- for Scotch Ales.

Scottish Ales traditionally go through a long boil in the kettle for a caramelization of the wort. This produces a deep copper to brown in colored brew and a higher level of unfermentable sugars which create a rich mouthfeel and malty flavors and aromas. Overall hop character is low, light floral or herbal, allowing its signature malt profile to be the highlight. Smoky characters are also common.

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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 766) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Robert The Bruce3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.503.8796180
Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.5.203.7984790
Bell's Christmas AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.403.57483-
Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Brewery6.103.6647775
Innis And Gunn Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.603.78429-
Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company5.303.8342997
Railbender AleErie Brewing Co.6.803.5831994
HibernatorLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.6426890
Dark IslandOrkney Brewery4.603.9324695
St. Andrew's AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.4.603.8622492
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.003.6617591
Jolly Scot Scottish AleAppalachian Brewing Company5.203.57141-
The Red MacGregorOrkney Brewery4.003.81139-
BlackfriarInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The7.003.9212284
471 ESBBreckenridge Brewery7.803.74116-
Innis And Gunn OriginalInnis & Gunn6.603.7411581
Ten Penny AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company5.603.71102-
Wee MacSun King Brewing Company5.303.3798-
Caledonian 80/-The Caledonian Brewing Company4.103.7497100
Black Douglas AleBroughton Ales Ltd5.203.959391
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleBristol Brewing Company5.303.659193
Lia FailInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The4.703.768685
Gritty McDuff's Scottish AleGritty McDuff's Brewing Company6.303.68592
Scottish AleAtlantic Brewing Company7.103.948293
Burning Skye Scottish Style AleEmpyrean Brewing Company5.303.477677
Dark Island ReserveOrkney Brewery10.004.0967-
Twisted Kilt Scotch AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company5.203.676694
Sláinte Scottish Style AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.7.503.9357-
Piper Down Scottish AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.803.6457-
MacPelican's Scottish Style AlePelican Pub & Brewery5.003.5357-
Bold Coast Pemaquid AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company ? 3.6650-
80/- (Eighty Shilling)Williams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.744571
McEwan's No.1 ChampionThe Caledonian Brewing Company7.303.840-
Neustadt Scottish Pale AleNeustadt Springs Brewery4.503.6139-
Skye BlackIsle Of Skye Brewery4.503.7538-
Drafty Kilt Scotch AleMonday Night Brewing7.203.8536-
Arran DarkIsle of Arran Brewery Company Ltd.4.303.6435-
Scottish AleFearless Brewing Company5.303.5833-
Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.5732-
McGarvey's Scottish AleOggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.5.003.2331-
The Lairds LiquorTraquair House Brewery Lld6.003.9630-
McEwan's ExportThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.503.3929-
Springtime AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company4.503.3825-
Tartan AlePort City Brewing5.503.7423-
L'EcossaiseMicro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste5.003.4221-
Traquair Bear AleTraquair House Brewery Lld5.003.5421-
Off KILTerOlde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant ? 2.7421-
Scottish Style AleSelin's Grove Brewing Company4.503.8120-
Santa's SwallieInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The4.303.3720-
Old Factory Whistle Scottish AlePenobscot Bay Brewery6.203.32074
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