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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
Port Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.003.960-
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.7860-
Psycho KilterStarr Hill Brewery9.303.4659-
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.003.7359-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.758-
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.703.9655-
Tenacious Wee - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel AgedVoodoo Brewing Company11.704.3452-
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8750-
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.904.0250-
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0650-
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.003.7150-
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.503.5649-
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8346-
Old 1713Two Brothers Brewing Company7.803.5946-
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.003.4446-
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.5446-
Menagerie #3 ReduxEvolution Craft Brewing Company9.403.874587
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.203.7745-
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.503.724490
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.2143-
Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel8.503.9843-
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.6242-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.7642-
The ContinentalPipeworks Brewing Company9.003.7742-
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.003.8942-
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.204.0541-
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.903.7341-
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.503.7440-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.7439-
Oaked Old ChubOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 3.9539-
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9939-
Wee Heavy (Barrel Aged)Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub7.403.9137-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.9637-
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.804.337-
RookRogness Brewing Company7.003.536-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.803.8636-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.323588
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.503.8935-
91 ShillingTwo Brothers Brewing Company6.203.6334-
Scotch AlePump House Brewery4.803.1533-
Double Barrel Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company7.704.0132-
Trip In The Woods - Scotch Ale BlendSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.232-
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.7732-
AleSmith English Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.1932-
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company10.003.5931-
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.803.9731-
Kiss My Scottish ArseSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.8231-
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7531-
Black Scotch AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.303.5930-
Amazing GraceThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company10.003.530-
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