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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 1009) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8117093
Barrel Aged Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.92170-
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.14163-
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.603.98158-
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6415488
Earth & FlameVictory Brewing Company11.704.21153-
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.61150-
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.9142100
Newcastle Scotch AleHeineken Nederland B.V.6.403.51139-
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.803.99138-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8613881
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.93132-
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.7132-
Canaster Winterscotch AleKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.703.86125-
Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.003.86120-
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.88114-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.7114-
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.06109-
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.6710590
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.9710487
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.003.78103-
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.81103-
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.803.989882
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.504.079694
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.204.149596
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.939394
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.703.8992-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.739186
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.6290-
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.503.978790
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.9387-
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.003.8885-
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.90482-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.5781-
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.387980
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.7178-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.2977-
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9475-
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.6574-
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.7474-
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.7671-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.757077
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7769-
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.5169-
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.686880
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.003.3467-
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.703.9866-
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.203.6963-
Perpetual PeaceNo Label Brewing Company11.104.1762-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.7562-
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