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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 Company10.204.346,98590
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.046,463-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004.014,57490
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,983100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.031,60296
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,291-
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.391,27986
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.821,23390
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.161,01793
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.051,00097
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7497790
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18931100
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.95928-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1480098
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6768573
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71684-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.864275
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.08629-
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.38569-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7256691
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.21522-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9949399
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63491-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.88461-
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.06431-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.942690
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5842278
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7390-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71385-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.33359-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04328-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93302-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.01262-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.87260-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04254-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52253-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4923864
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.8226-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52218-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.61206-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.99198-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.82197-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73192-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1419085
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.02189-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.91184-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.25183-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.77177-
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.99172-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316693
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