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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Description:
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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 914) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company10.204.346,93290
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.046,405-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004.014,53490
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,970100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.031,58996
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,275-
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.391,24486
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.821,21890
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.161,00693
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0599897
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7497590
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18926100
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.96898-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1479698
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6768273
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71680-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.863575
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.08619-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7256591
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.38564-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.21518-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9949299
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63487-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.89450-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.942690
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.06423-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5841478
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7390-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71380-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.33358-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04324-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93301-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.01261-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.87256-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04254-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52251-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4923664
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.8220-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52217-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.6202-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.82197-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.99194-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73190-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.02189-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1418985
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.91179-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.77177-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.25174-
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.99172-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316693
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