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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 856) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Barrel Aged Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.89135-
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.93134100
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.804.01125-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8412581
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.55118-
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.75117-
Bishop's Barrel 5Saint Arnold Brewing Company12.004.37113-
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.404113-
Heavy HorseBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.88112-
Cigar City / Dunedin Auld AllianceCigar City Brewing8.503.73109-
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.94107-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.71105-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.9104-
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.99100-
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.05100-
Kilt Flasher Scottish AleDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.72100-
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.719890
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.8398-
Harpoon Leviathan - Great ScottHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.203.819790
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
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.8394-
Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel AgedVoodoo Brewing Company11.704.3990-
Bordeaux Barrel Aged Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.004.18790
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.9681-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.5880-
Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style AleThe Schlafly Tap Room10.203.7180-
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company5.403.387880
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.97694
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.5475-
Barrel Aged Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.2372-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.767086
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.4868-
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7667-
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.503.9267100
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.696781
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.7466-
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.766-
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.003.8664-
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.703.9864-
Stone of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.7763-
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.504.096392
Bancreagie Sour Peated AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC11.504.0863-
Wee JackMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery ? 3.8261-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.86177
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.7860-
20th Anniversary Scotch AleHighland Brewing8.003.75985
Pappy Van MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.004.4859-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.458-
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