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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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Style Examples - 451 to 500 (out of 769) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Cognac Barrel Aged Scotch SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.11.003.963-
The Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.003.753-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Fat Scotch Ale (2013)Silver City Brewing Co.9.504.513-
McGuire's Scotch AleMcGuire's Irish Pub7.403.53-
Okanagan HighlanderNorthern Ales & Grocery6.003.53-
CarrickMicrobrasserie Le Naufrageur7.403.843-
Strong Scottish AleSmuggler's Brewpub & Grille6.803.833-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewery & Taproom9.203.53-
Smoked Scotch AleJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House ? 3.613-
Whiskey Oak Barrel DerailleurCycler's Brewing8.504.333-
CernunnosRockford Brewing Company8.503.753-
The BruceValiant Brewing Co.9.503.923-
Hurruh Scotch AleHigherground Brewing Co.6.003.253-
Doe MaarBrouwerij De Prael7.703.813-
Loch Wee HeavyBRU Handbuilt Ales8.203.733-
BraufactuM ClanBraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH6.403.993-
Scotch AleNorth Fork Brewing ? 3.463-
Claymore CeriseLe Trou Du Diable9.003.833-
La Scotch AleBrasserie Générale8.003.673-
Winter SeasonalPale Horse Brewing Company9.003.793-
Tweed River Strong AleMudhook Brewing Company9.003.733-
Christmas AleHolgate Brewhouse / Keatings Hotel8.503.143-
Dirty Bastard With MolassesFounders Brewing Company ? 4.083-
Buffalo Trace Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.004.143-
Wee Heavy House AleThe Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery6.503.673-
120 Shilling AleLake Placid Craft Brewing Company9.204.43-
Barrel Aged Scotch AleLefty's Brewing Company11.004.173-
Bourbon Scotch AleCorner Pub ? 3.883-
Dirty Bastard With Maple ExtractFounders Brewing Company ? 4.333-
Wee Heavy Scotch AleRoosterfish Brewing Co.6.503.083-
Raiding Reiver's ReserveArmstrong Ales6.7043-
KnockendochSulwath Brewers Ltd5.003.623-
Redneck ReindeerFive Seasons Prado ? 4.283-
Wee HeavyGood People Brewing Company7.504.493-
I-90 Wee HeavySouthern Tier Brewing Company7.703.932-
Cap'n Kidd Scotch AleIron Goat Brewing Co.7.504.212-
Wee HeavyLiberty Steakhouse Brewery ? 3.942-
Fat Woody Scotch AleSilver City Brewery & Taproom9.204.132-
Bourbon Barrel AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.11.004.62-
Imperial Scotch AlePyramid Breweries, Inc.9.804.022-
Clare's Strong Scotch AleHaymarket Pub & Brewery7.003.632-
Wee HeavyBeer Academy7.103.892-
Wee HeavyLong Brewing7.204.122-
Cherry Wee HeavyMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.504.132-
Three Scots AleMain St. Grille & Brewing Company8.203.792-
Fields Of FireBluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant9.703.52-
Loudmouth SoupHollister Brewing Co.8.503.382-
St. Andrews Cross Scotch AleGreat Waters Brewing8.103.882-
Old Chub PumpkinOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.004.52-
MacLovinStronzo Brewing Co.8.704.032-
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