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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
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8653-
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0451-
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.003.9150-
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8549-
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.503.5649-
The ContinentalPipeworks Brewing Company9.003.7848-
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.5448-
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9548-
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.6247-
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.204.0447-
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.203.7747-
Perpetual PeaceNo Label Brewing Company11.104.2345-
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.503.714590
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.2244-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.7644-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.803.944-
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.804.2744-
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.503.7443-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.6943-
Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel8.503.9843-
Wood Aged Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.604.0243-
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.903.7442-
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.503.8842-
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company11.903.641-
MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.703.6340-
Black Scotch AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.303.6339-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.9639-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.323888
Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch AleAmsterdam Brewing Company6.203.4938-
RookRogness Brewing Company7.003.4837-
Saranac High Peak Series Single Malt Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company9.003.7636-
Trip In The Woods - Scotch Ale BlendSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.235-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch AleRock Art Brewery9.003.4534-
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.7634-
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7733-
Scotch AlePump House Brewery4.803.1533-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBlue Pants Brewery13.003.7432-
Double Barrel Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company7.704.0132-
Amazing GraceThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company10.003.531-
Kiss My Scottish ArseSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.8231-
Front Street Dram Tree Scottish AleFront Street Brewery7.503.8130-
Gang Aft AgleySly Fox Brewing Company7.503.7830-
Whip FightSun King Brewing Company9.004.292990
Gordon Highland Scotch Ale (John Martin N.V.)The Caledonian Brewing Company8.603.8229-
Winter SeasonalYazoo Brewing Company ? 3.5229-
Fat ScotsmanAdirondack Pub & Brewery10.303.8928-
Big Bourbon Series Big Bella Scotch AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant11.003.9627-
Kings MountainHeritage Brewing Co.7.403.8527-
Wulver (Rum Barrel Aged)Thirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.3926-
Wallace Tavern Scotch AleMarket Garden Brewery6.503.626-
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