Scottish Ale

The Scottish style of ales break down into Light, Heavy and Export. In the 19th century Scotland, a nomenclature, based on the now obsolete shilling currency, was devised in order to distinguish each. 60/- (light), 70/- (heavy), 80/- (export), 90/- to 160/- for Scotch Ales.

Scottish 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 and a higher level of unfermentable sugars which create a rich mouthfeel and malty flavors and aromas. Overall hop character is low, light floral or herbal, allowing its signature malt profile to be the highlight. Smoky characters are also common.

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Robert The Bruce3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.503,1713.88
Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.5.202,1273.83
Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.601,8353.74
Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company5.301,8063.89
Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Brewery6.101,1273.58
Railbender AleErie Brewing Co.6.808013.65
HibernatorLong Trail Brewing Co.6.007493.66
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.007493.72
Wee MacSun King Brewing Company5.305393.56
Dark IslandOrkney Brewery4.604343.96
Piper Down Scottish AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.804083.64
St. Andrew's AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.4.603323.84
Jolly Scot Scottish AleAppalachian Brewing Company5.203163.55
Sláinte Scottish Style AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.7.502863.86
Ten Penny AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company5.602503.65
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleBristol Brewing Company5.302433.74
The Red MacGregorOrkney Brewery4.002363.78
471 ESBBreckenridge Brewery7.802103.69
Twisted Kilt Scotch AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company5.201983.71
Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn7.401833.62
Burning Skye Scottish Style AleEmpyrean Brewing Company5.301813.47
BlackfriarInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The7.001663.9
Thunder SnowMadTree Brewing8.501563.81
Scottish AleAtlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ7.101393.95
Dark Island ReserveOrkney Brewery10.001374.13
Caledonian 80/-The Caledonian Brewing Company4.101363.76
MacPelican's Scottish Style AlePelican Pub & Brewery5.001353.56
Stone's Throw Scottish AleFargo Brewing Company4.501263.55
Lia FailInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The4.701263.75
Innis & Gunn Rum AgedInnis & Gunn6.801243.79
Bourbon Barrel Drafty KiltMonday Night Brewing8.501223.96
Gritty McDuff's Scottish AleGritty McDuff's Brewing Company6.301223.62
Black Douglas AleBroughton Ales Ltd5.201183.93
Maxwell's Scottish AleRivertowne Brewing5.101183.76
Tartan AlePort City Brewing5.50943.57
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Cask Dark AleInnis & Gunn7.40903.95
Squatters Wee PeatUtah Brewers Cooperative5.60813.63
Tale Of The ShonyChurch Street Brewing Company5.10783.46
Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleKeweenaw Brewing Company5.00783.41
McEwan's No.1 ChampionThe Caledonian Brewing Company7.30763.71
Wooden Nickel Scottish Peated LagerBackpocket Brewing5.70753.76
80/- (Eighty Shilling)Williams Brothers Brewing Company4.20753.66
McEwan's ExportThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.50743.42
Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company5.90723.83
Scottish AleFearless Brewing Company5.30693.62
Braveheart NitroLeft Hand Brewing Company5.50663.7
Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter)Florida Beer Company ? 663.61
Bold Coast Pemaquid AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company ? 653.67
Short's Happy JackShort's Brewing Company5.50653.64
Java MacSun King Brewing Company5.40653.83
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