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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 Company10.204.33474290
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.054674-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004333290
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081586100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.02120297
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.85998-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.8194990
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7692990
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0784597
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18788100
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1778093
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1568198
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6764473
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71604-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited8.003.7955875
Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch AleStone Brewing Co.8.803.8455386
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.4550-
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09506-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.99434100
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63409-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.8939590
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.89352-
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.36341-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5834079
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7326-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.7314-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.15311-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.94266-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32263-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04258-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04239-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.03209-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52198-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52195-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4519464
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.03185-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.86178-
Highland Tasgall AleHighland Brewing8.004.07176-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.85171-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8315894
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.71156-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.58151-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.16149-
Seven DevilsOlde Hickory Brewery8.003.95144-
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.93133100
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6813288
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.89129-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.92126-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0612587
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8412081
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