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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
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.5446-
The ContinentalPipeworks Brewing Company9.003.7845-
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.503.724490
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.643-
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.204.0343-
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.2143-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.7643-
Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel8.503.9843-
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.903.7342-
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.503.7440-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.7140-
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.804.2940-
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9740-
Royal StandardClown Shoes10.003.8639-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.9639-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.803.8738-
RookRogness Brewing Company7.003.4837-
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.503.937-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.313689
Black Scotch AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.303.6236-
Trip In The Woods - Scotch Ale BlendSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.1934-
MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.703.6434-
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.7734-
Scotch AlePump House Brewery4.803.1533-
Double Barrel Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company7.704.0132-
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7732-
Amazing GraceThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company10.003.531-
Kiss My Scottish ArseSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.8231-
Saranac High Peak Series Single Malt Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company9.003.7631-
Gordon Highland Scotch Ale (John Martin N.V.)The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited8.603.8229-
Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.003.9129-
Front Street Dram Tree Scottish AleFront Street Brewery7.503.829-
Gang Aft AgleySly Fox Brewing Company7.503.7929-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch AleRock Art Brewery9.003.4728-
Fat ScotsmanAdirondack Pub & Brewery10.303.8627-
Perpetual PeaceNo Label Brewing Company11.104.2227-
Whip FightSun King Brewing Company9.004.342690
Wulver (Rum Barrel Aged)Thirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.3926-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBlue Pants Brewery13.003.7926-
Renaissance CowboyTexas Big Beer8.203.4526-
Twisted KiltDuClaw Brewing Company7.503.7925-
The People's Pint Scotch Ale - McShagger's Double EweThe People's Pint8.003.9625-
Big Bourbon Series Big Bella Scotch AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant11.003.9925-
Portsmouth 90 Shilling Scotch AlePortsmouth Brewery9.504.1825-
Wee HeavyMad Fox Brewing Company9.003.7525-
Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch AleAmsterdam Brewing Company6.203.425-
Simple Malt Scotch AleBrasseurs Illimités8.203.5725-
Red Legs Scotch AleCOAST Brewing Company7.804.1724-
Way HeavyPizza Port Solana Beach8.603.7424-
Hop ScotchSaugatuck Brewing Company8.003.2824-
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