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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Scotch Ales are strong ales, also known as "Wee Heavy." In the 19th century Scotland, they'd also be known as 160/-, a nomenclature based on the now obsolete shilling currency.

Scotch 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. Compared to Scottish Ales, they'll be sweeter and fuller-bodied, and of course higher in alcohol, with a much more pronounced malty caramel and roasted malt flavor. A low tea-like bitterness can be found in many examples. Best served in a "thistle" glass.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 6.0-10.00%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company10.204.346,42790
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.046,008-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0044,29291
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,877100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.031,46597
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,210-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.821,14890
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.391,035-
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7597391
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0696398
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1695193
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.19888100
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1576398
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6767773
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.94676-
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71661-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.861875
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.08583-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7355392
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.37510-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.99475100
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.2471-
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63459-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.941590
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.89414-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5840279
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7384-
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.07368-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.7365-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32334-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.05309-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93290-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04253-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52240-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.85238-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.02233-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4822064
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.51213-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.81208-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81190-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.03188-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.58184-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1618285
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73181-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.98181-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316694
Kilt Flasher Scottish AleDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.77156-
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.12154-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0514988
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.91148-
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