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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 Company8.504.045191-
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company10.204.33517190
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004371190
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.081713100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.754.03127497
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.841073-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.82102790
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.7595090
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.0787397
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1782893
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.18827100
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.38743-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1670898
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.6765673
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.71617-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited8.003.7958175
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09521-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.99455100
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.64426-
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.940690
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel9.503.9373-
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co. ? 4.17360-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Pub & Brewery6.503.5835779
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.36350-
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.71349-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.71333-
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.32292-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.94274-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.04273-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4.04244-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.02220-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52215-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4620664
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.86205-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.52197-
Allagash MusetteAllagash Brewing Company10.004.03186-
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.89180-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.83179-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.59166-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.72163-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8316294
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.15157-
Seven DevilsOlde Hickory Brewery8.003.96149-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.95145-
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.91136-
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6713588
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0613487
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.93133100
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.11129-
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.804.01124-
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