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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 - 101 to 150 (out of 782) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Long Branch Scottish AleAvondale Brewing Co.5.003.7524-
Scottish Style AleStone Arch Brew House4.702.0623-
ScotchtownCenter of the Universe Brewing Company7.003.7123-
Schlafly Eighty ShillingThe Schlafly Tap Room4.153.723-
Trinity Smoked ScottishRinn Duin Brewing Company4.003.5823-
SlideBrothers Craft Brewing5.003.7823-
Robert Burns Scottish AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.4.203.2821-
One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer Barrel Aged Smoked Scotch AleParallel 49 Brewing Company8.503.820-
Southbound Scottish AleDepot Street Brewing5.503.1420-
The King's TaxesMacLeod Ale Brewing Company4.303.9620-
BlatherskiteRaleigh Brewing Company5.303.7220-
Bagpiper's BrewFegley's Bethlehem Brew Works6.303.6119-
Skye Pilot Scotch AleFlying Bison Brewing Company6.703.8719-
Dragonmead 90 Shilling Scottish AleDragonmead Microbrewery6.003.6519-
La Black WatchBrasseur De Montréal4.703.4819-
Three SistersAtlas Brewery Ltd4.203.7219-
Tempus Reserva EspecialCerveceria Primus6.103.31877
LowlanderNight Shift Brewing6.703.2818-
Simpson's Scottish AleSurly Brewing Company5.403.9317-
Strawn Scottish AleStrawn Brewing Company5.503.817-
Highlander Premium BeerGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House4.603.5117-
LatigoStone Corral Brewery6.603.6117-
Organic Scotch AleBlack Isle Brewery Co Ltd4.503.5917-
Highlander 80/-Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.5.003.8117-
Tennent's Special (70 Shilling)Tennent Caledonian Breweries3.503.2517-
Bourbon Happy JackShort's Brewing Company5.253.7216-
Braveheart Scottish AleSnowgoose Restaurant & Pub / Sleeping Lady Brewing Company6.503.8216-
Sleepy Dog Scootcher Scottish Amber AleSleepy Dog Brewery7.203.5716-
Jenny's Scottish AleSkagit River Brewery5.503.8116-
Scotia Scotch AleBosque Brewing Co.7.803.3116-
Burns' Scottish AleSly Fox Brewing Company5.003.9416-
McCleod's EweNorth Country Brewing4.903.8616-
McEwan's 80/-The Caledonian Brewing Company4.503.5416-
ScottishJackie O's Pub & Brewery6.754.0416-
Tennent's VelvetTennent Caledonian Breweries3.503.2815-
Heavy Red HorsemanApocalypse Ale Works7.202.815-
Terrier Scottish AleBoston Beer Works - Canal Street4.003.891589
Tartanic Scottish AleBlackfoot River Brewing Company6.654.0215-
Boscos Isle Of Skye Scottish Ale (Memphis)Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.8515-
80 ShillingMad Fox Brewing Company5.203.6615-
70 SchillingBridgeSchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery4.003.1315-
Red Mountain AleTwisted Pine Brewing Company ? 3.4315-
Seiche Scottish AleCatawba Island Brewing Co.7.803.6815-
Vital SparkFyne Ales Ltd4.403.8214-
High Plains DrifterRockaway Brewing Company8.203.8614-
Auld Skool Scottish AleGranville Island Brewery6.253.7314-
MacAndrew's Stock AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)6.504.0814-
EdinbrueBrüeprint Brewing Company8.203.714-
Fighting ScotchtoberfestSprague Farm & Brew Works ? 3.7414-
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