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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 Company11.604.257,721-
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.037,135-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0045,03790
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.062,126100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.991,73896
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.341,55486
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.861,416-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.721,32590
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.191,15193
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.781,09090
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.941,044-
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.051,03497
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.161,017100
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1587198
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.9.504.29748-
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.72728-
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.7369373
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.869075
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09686-
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.33634-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7557291
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9954099
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!9.503.88537-
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.64523-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AleThe Pike Brewing Company6.503.5646378
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.945590
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.3413-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.7406-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.02356-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93309-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.03288-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.86283-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52279-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4926664
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4256-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.76252-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.87243-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)6.503.83239-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.26238-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.6123386
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.65216-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73206-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.11205-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company8.003.6620484
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81203-
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.93203-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0719287
Barrel Aged Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.93185-
Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.95183-
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.9176-
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