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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 767) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.91138100
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.98136-
Kilt Flasher Scottish AleDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.803.75132-
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.804.01129-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8412982
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.55120-
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.75119-
Heavy HorseBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.88118-
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.96115-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.71105-
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.85104-
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.9910287
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.06102-
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.6910291
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.84102-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.26101-
Stone Thrower Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.7498-
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.003.7895-
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.204.149598
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.9582-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.5880-
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.917995
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company5.403.387981
Bancreagie Sour Peated AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC11.504.0578-
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.5477-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.747586
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.503.9672100
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.003.8671-
20th Anniversary Scotch AleHighland Brewing8.003.76985
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7568-
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.7468-
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.4868-
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.696781
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.767-
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.8266-
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.7865-
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.703.9865-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.786477
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing7.003.463-
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.7861-
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.003.7359-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.758-
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.703.9657-
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.003.7154-
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8651-
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0650-
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.804.0250-
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.003.4749-
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.503.5649-
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8448-
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