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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 Company10.204.346,86190
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.046,324-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004.014,47990
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,953100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.031,57396
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,265-
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.391,21086
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.831,20690
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1699993
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0599597
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7497490
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18919100
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.95852-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1479198
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6768173
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71676-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.863375
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.08602-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7256391
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.38560-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.21512-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9948999
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63483-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.89442-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.942590
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.05417-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5841278
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7386-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71378-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32353-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04322-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93301-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.01259-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.87255-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04254-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52249-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4823364
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52217-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.81213-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.6198-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.82197-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.99192-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.02189-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73188-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1518885
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.77176-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.91172-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.25171-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316693
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.99163-
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