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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 888) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Barrel Aged Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.91159-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0415987
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.13159-
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.9156-
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6315488
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.89139100
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.803.99136-
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.58135-
Royal StandardClown Shoes10.003.89133-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8313381
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.98127-
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.75126-
Victory Earth & FlameVictory Brewing Company11.704.21123-
Canaster Winterscotch AleKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.703.83121-
Newcastle Scotch AleHeineken Nederland B.V.6.403.55115-
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.84112-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.7112-
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.04107-
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.84104-
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.9910387
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.6910390
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.003.77102-
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.204.139596
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.504.039192
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.804.0289-
Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.003.8387-
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.948694
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.9484-
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.5583-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.758386
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.503.9682100
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.003.9281-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.5980-
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company5.403.387980
20th Anniversary Scotch AleHighland Brewing8.003.737685
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.903.9976-
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.773-
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.870-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.4469-
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.7369-
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.4869-
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7568-
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.696880
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.7866-
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.703.9866-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.786477
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9562-
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.7860-
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.703.9759-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.759-
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