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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 Company10.204.346,63490
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.046,119-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004.014,35590
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,906100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.031,50897
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,231-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.821,17090
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.391,115-
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0697797
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7597490
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1697093
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18901100
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1577698
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.95738-
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6767873
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71664-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.862275
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.08592-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7255892
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.37527-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.21496-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.99478100
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63465-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.9422-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.941890
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5840579
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.06387-
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7383-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71372-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32345-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.05312-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93294-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04253-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.01248-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.86242-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.53242-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4822764
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.51215-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.81209-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81192-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.03188-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.59187-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.99187-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.72184-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1618485
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316694
Kilt Flasher Scottish AleDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.76164-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.92159-
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.13157-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0315487
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