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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 890) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.91136100
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8412981
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.99127-
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.804.01126-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.9123-
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.55119-
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.75118-
Bishop's Barrel 5Saint Arnold Brewing Company12.004.38117-
Heavy HorseBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.88116-
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.95110-
Cigar City / Dunedin Auld AllianceCigar City Brewing8.503.73109-
Kilt Flasher Scottish AleDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.73108-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.71105-
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.99101-
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.05101-
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.84100-
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.83100-
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.79990
Harpoon Leviathan - Great ScottHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.203.89890
Stone Thrower Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.7497-
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.003.7895-
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.204.149597
Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel AgedVoodoo Brewing Company11.704.492-
Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.004.098990
Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style AleThe Schlafly Tap Room10.203.783-
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.9681-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.5880-
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.917994
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company5.403.387880
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.504.047792
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.5476-
Barrel Aged Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.2476-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.767286
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.503.9469100
Bancreagie Sour Peated AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC11.504.0768-
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7568-
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.4868-
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.003.8768-
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.7467-
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.696781
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.766-
20th Anniversary Scotch AleHighland Brewing8.003.696585
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.703.9865-
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.7864-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.86377
Wee JackMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery ? 3.8262-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.461-
Pappy Van MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.004.4961-
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.8260-
Port Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.003.960-
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