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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Description:
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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 988) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.6223-
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.004.0123-
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9523-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.732286
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8121-
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.803.982182
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7621-
Gordon Highland Scotch Ale (John Martin N.V.)The Caledonian Brewing Company8.603.7420-
Black Scotch AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.303.5320-
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.703.8820-
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.6120-
Gang Aft AgleySly Fox Brewing Company7.503.7220-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.319-
Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.003.8619-
Red Hill Scotch AleRed Hill Brewery5.803.41951
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.9219-
Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch AleAmsterdam Brewing Company6.203.3619-
Scotch AlePump House Brewery4.803.4319-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.6118-
Red Legs Scotch AleCOAST Brewing Company7.804.1918-
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.0817-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.8317-
Way HeavyPizza Port Solana Beach8.603.6917-
Seeing DoubleBrewboys8.003.8316-
Amazing GraceThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company10.003.6316-
Belhaven 90/~ Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.7.404.0916-
MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.703.615-
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.203.6715-
Portsmouth 90 Shilling Scotch AlePortsmouth Brewery9.504.2815-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.281488
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.90414-
Milly's Bo's Scotch AleMilly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company9.503.7814-
Big Bourbon Series Big Bella Scotch AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant11.003.914-
MacKroken Flower Grande Réserve (Vieillie 4 Mois - Fût De Chêne)Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.804.0814-
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company11.903.4913-
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.003.8513-
Cherry Oak ShapeshifterGrimm Artisanal Ales ? 3.7613-
Wee HeavyMad Fox Brewing Company9.003.6813-
Abel TurcaultMicrobrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans7.803.6713-
ShapeshifterGrimm Artisanal Ales8.303.8913-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Loch-Up Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company12.002.8312-
Caribou KiltKassik's Kenai Brew Stop8.503.7412-
Red Duck Golden DragonPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)7.803.7712-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.6912-
Harringtons Big John Special ReserveHarringtons Brewery6.503.8712-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.804.1712-
Cognac Barrel Aged Scotch SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.11.004.1412-
Iron JoeRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.003.1212-
Saranac Single Malt Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery9.003.751286
Barley's Glenlenny's Scotch AleBarley's Brewing Company8.004.0712-
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