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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 Company10.204.33511090
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.045097-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004365690
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081692100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.02125997
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.851066-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.82101190
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7594590
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0786897
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1782093
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18817100
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.38722-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1570098
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6765073
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71613-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited8.003.7957875
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09518-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.99451100
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.64423-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.8940390
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.9371-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5835079
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.36349-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.16348-
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7344-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71327-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32290-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.94273-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04268-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04244-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.02219-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52211-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4620664
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.86201-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52197-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.03186-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.83176-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.72163-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316294
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.58162-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.15157-
Seven DevilsOlde Hickory Brewery8.003.96149-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.94142-
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.91136-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0613487
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.93133100
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6813388
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.12128-
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.804.01124-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8412381
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