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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 Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.055,504-
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company10.204.335,35490
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0043,95590
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,783100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.041,31397
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,127-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.831,08990
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7596390
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0790897
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1786193
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18849100
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.38841-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1673098
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6766773
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71634-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited8.003.7960075
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09543-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.99461100
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7545592
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.95441-
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.64439-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.19411-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.940890
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.38398-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.89391-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5838279
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7364-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71348-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32308-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.05286-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.94281-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.05248-
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.11244-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.02227-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52226-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.87220-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4721264
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52203-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.03187-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81183-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.58173-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73170-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.15165-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.96164-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316394
Seven DevilsOlde Hickory Brewery8.003.97154-
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.11145-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0614287
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.91140-
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6613888
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