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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company10.204.247,092-
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.036,693-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0044,78290
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.062,037100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.991,64996
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.361,38186
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.861,348-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.721,26590
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.181,04893
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.051,01997
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.941,002-
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7897990
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.17972100
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1583598
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.72703-
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.7368773
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.865775
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09645-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.9.504.28607-
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.32602-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7556891
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9951599
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.64506-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.87501-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5644178
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.942890
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.73394-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.69392-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.3386-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.02340-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93305-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.85267-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.51266-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.04263-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4256-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.77249-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4924464
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.622486
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.84221-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.65214-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.87204-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81201-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.22200-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73197-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.12196-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.02190-
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.94185-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.6317984
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0517687
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.9172-
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