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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 989) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.957187
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.667190
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.8970-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.6270-
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.8967-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettle House Brewing Co.6.503.8366-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.6765-
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.964-
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.386180
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.735880
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7752-
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.9852-
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.003.7951-
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.6948-
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.884794
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.8147-
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.204.154696
Barrel Aged Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.9345-
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.504.084494
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8344-
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.642-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.8840-
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.0838-
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.503.5137-
Newcastle Scotch AleHeineken Nederland B.V.6.403.537-
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.003.8436-
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.703.9336-
Earth & FlameVictory Brewing Company11.704.1735-
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.8135-
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.804.0234-
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.503.7334-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.7833-
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.1432-
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.5043190
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8430-
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.5129-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.2329-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.692984
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.7529-
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.6828-
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0727-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.732777
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.9627-
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.6426-
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.503.662690
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.60425-
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.903.7625-
The People's Pint Scotch Ale - McShagger's Double EweThe People's Pint8.003.9624-
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.003.5724-
Double Barrel Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company7.703.9923-
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