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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Robert The Bruce3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.503.873,12680
Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.5.203.792,06890
Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.603.751,75181
Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company5.303.831,74497
Bell's Christmas AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.403.581,714-
Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Brewery6.103.631,12075
Railbender AleErie Brewing Co.6.803.6178894
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.003.6570591
Wee MacSun King Brewing Company5.303.47521-
Dark IslandOrkney Brewery4.603.9442795
Piper Down Scottish AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.803.62387-
St. Andrew's AleBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.4.603.8432992
Jolly Scot Scottish AleAppalachian Brewing Company5.203.57311-
Drafty Kilt Scotch AleMonday Night Brewing7.203.81289-
Sláinte Scottish Style AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.7.503.91280-
Ten Penny AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company5.603.67247-
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleBristol Brewing Company5.303.6723793
The Red MacGregorOrkney Brewery4.003.79233-
471 ESBBreckenridge Brewery7.803.71210-
Twisted Kilt Scotch AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company5.203.6819694
Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.6180-
Burning Skye Scottish Style AleEmpyrean Brewing Company5.303.4617877
BlackfriarInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The7.003.916684
Scottish AleAtlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ7.103.9413893
Caledonian 80/-The Caledonian Brewing Company4.103.76135100
MacPelican's Scottish Style AlePelican Pub & Brewery5.003.54135-
Dark Island ReserveOrkney Brewery10.004.12134-
Lia FailInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The4.703.7512685
Gritty McDuff's Scottish AleGritty McDuff's Brewing Company6.303.6112292
Stone's Throw Scottish AleFargo Brewing Company4.503.58120-
Bourbon Barrel Drafty KiltMonday Night Brewing8.503.85119-
Black Douglas AleBroughton Ales Ltd5.203.9311891
Maxwell's Scottish AleRivertowne Brewing5.103.73113-
Tartan AlePort City Brewing5.503.6892-
Innis & Gunn Rum AgedInnis & Gunn6.803.782-
Squatters Wee PeatUtah Brewers Cooperative5.603.738082
Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleKeweenaw Brewing Company5.003.3578-
McEwan's No.1 ChampionThe Caledonian Brewing Company7.303.7776-
McEwan's ExportThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.503.4574-
Wooden Nickel Scottish Peated LagerBackpocket Brewing5.703.8173-
80/- (Eighty Shilling)Williams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.77371
Tale Of The ShonyChurch Street Brewing Company5.103.5872-
Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company5.903.9370-
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Cask Dark AleInnis & Gunn7.403.9868-
Scottish AleFearless Brewing Company5.303.5968-
Bold Coast Pemaquid AleSheepscot Valley Brewing Company ? 3.6665-
Short's Happy JackShort's Brewing Company5.503.7365-
Hog's Head Brew (Harry Potter)Florida Beer Company ? 3.564-
Java MacSun King Brewing Company5.403.6564-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.0360-
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