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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 Company10.204.346,78190
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.046,257-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004.014,44490
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081,940100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.031,55296
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841,255-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.821,20090
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.391,175-
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1698993
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0598997
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7497490
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18914100
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.95810-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1478298
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6768073
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71672-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.863075
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.08600-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7256191
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.37545-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.21509-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9948499
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.63475-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.89434-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.942490
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5840978
Ride The LionClown Shoes11.004.06403-
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.7385-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71375-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32348-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04320-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93300-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.01256-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04254-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.87252-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52244-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4823064
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52217-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.81210-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.6196-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81194-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.02189-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.99188-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.72186-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1518685
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.92169-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.77169-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.25167-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316693
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.98160-
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