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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
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0845-
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8445-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.4644-
Old 1713Two Brothers Brewing Company7.803.5944-
Menagerie #3 ReduxEvolution Craft Brewing Company9.403.874487
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.8744-
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.5443-
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.904.0142-
Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel AgedVoodoo Brewing Company11.704.3841-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.2241-
Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel8.503.9941-
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.503.744190
Psycho KilterStarr Hill Brewery9.303.440-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.6939-
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.503.7538-
Port Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.003.8837-
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.6537-
Wee Heavy (Barrel Aged)Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub7.403.9136-
Oaked Old ChubOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 3.9136-
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.003.3536-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.7836-
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.003.6735-
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.903.7735-
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.203.7734-
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.1534-
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.00434-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.933-
Tenacious Wee - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel AgedVoodoo Brewing Company11.704.3833-
Bancreagie Sour Peated AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC11.504.0833-
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.003.8932-
Double Barrel Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company7.704.0131-
91 ShillingTwo Brothers Brewing Company6.203.6531-
RookRogness Brewing Company7.003.6330-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.323088
AleSmith English Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.2230-
Scotch AlePump House Brewery4.803.2129-
Amazing GraceThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company10.003.4929-
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7628-
MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.703.6528-
Gang Aft AgleySly Fox Brewing Company7.503.828-
Black Scotch AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.303.5428-
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.804.3527-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.803.8526-
Kiss My Scottish ArseSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.8426-
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.8325-
Gordon Highland Scotch Ale (John Martin N.V.)The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited8.603.8125-
Wee HeavyMad Fox Brewing Company9.003.7524-
Way HeavyPizza Port Solana Beach8.603.7424-
The People's Pint Scotch Ale - McShagger's Double EweThe People's Pint8.003.9724-
Red Legs Scotch AleCOAST Brewing Company7.804.1724-
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