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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 782) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Robert The Bruce3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.503.862,99180
Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.5.203.781,85390
Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company5.303.831,53997
Bell's Christmas AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.403.581,511-
Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Brewery6.103.631,10575
Innis And Gunn Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.603.77997-
Railbender AleErie Brewing Co.6.803.671994
Innis And Gunn OriginalInnis & Gunn6.603.7169781
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.003.6656991
Wee MacSun King Brewing Company5.303.46467-
Dark IslandOrkney Brewery4.603.9540195
St. Andrew's AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.4.603.8432192
Jolly Scot Scottish AleAppalachian Brewing Company5.203.57298-
Piper Down Scottish AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.803.63265-
Sláinte Scottish Style AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.7.503.91238-
Ten Penny AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company5.603.67235-
Drafty Kilt Scotch AleMonday Night Brewing7.203.8233-
The Red MacGregorOrkney Brewery4.003.79220-
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleBristol Brewing Company5.303.6821493
471 ESBBreckenridge Brewery7.803.71205-
Twisted Kilt Scotch AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company5.203.6718694
Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.57168-
Burning Skye Scottish Style AleEmpyrean Brewing Company5.303.4716177
BlackfriarInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The7.003.916084
Scottish AleAtlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ7.103.9513493
Caledonian 80/-The Caledonian Brewing Company4.103.76133100
Dark Island ReserveOrkney Brewery10.004.12125-
Lia FailInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The4.703.7512285
MacPelican's Scottish Style AlePelican Pub & Brewery5.003.54122-
Gritty McDuff's Scottish AleGritty McDuff's Brewing Company6.303.6111892
Black Douglas AleBroughton Ales Ltd5.203.9411591
Stone's Throw Scottish AleFargo Brewing Company4.503.5797-
Floyd's Folly Scottish AleCutters Brewing Company8.003.984-
Tartan AlePort City Brewing5.503.6883-
Bourbon Barrel Drafty KiltMonday Night Brewing8.503.7981-
Squatters Wee PeatUtah Brewers Cooperative5.603.767782
80/- (Eighty Shilling)Williams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.77071
McEwan's No.1 ChampionThe Caledonian Brewing Company7.303.7769-
McEwan's ExportThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.503.4569-
Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleKeweenaw Brewing Company ? 3.366-
Scottish AleFearless Brewing Company5.303.5966-
Wooden Nickel Scottish Peated LagerBackpocket Brewing5.703.8765-
Hullabaloo Winter BeerHangar 24 Brewery6.503.6665-
Bold Coast Pemaquid AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company ? 3.6763-
Short's Happy JackShort's Brewing Company5.503.7259-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.0359-
Maxwell's Scottish AleRivertowne Pourhouse5.103.7958-
Java MacSun King Brewing Company5.403.5555-
Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company5.903.9454-
McGarvey's Scottish AleOggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.5.003.2653-
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