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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 Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.021,710-
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company10.204.221,586-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0041,56290
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.06959100
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.8260790
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.16588100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.9856696
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0656497
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1551998
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.88458-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.844775
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.243593
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.72388-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7834991
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.7234790
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9928199
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.7727773
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.927690
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.65259-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.86241-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.67214-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5521078
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.11190-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.05160-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.02159-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.94157-
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.3515786
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52126-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.6412386
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.82121-
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.89120-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4611964
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 3.99115-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.3114-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.74111-
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.9111100
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.74106-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.0695-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.89393
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1193-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.899381
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.7389-
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.668988
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.3182-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.088187
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.2581-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.6980-
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.976-
Canaster Winterscotch AleKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.703.8875-
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.6872-
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