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.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: %   [ ? ] 

View the Top Rated Beers: Scottish Ale
You've had 0 beers within this style.
Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 1105) - Ordered by # Reviews
firstprev| 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200  | nextlast
Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
White Street Scottish AleWhite Street Brewing Co.5.50613.54
Skye BlackIsle Of Skye Brewery4.50573.84
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish AleShipyard Brewing Company11.60573.71
Beltaine Scottish AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant4.70563.68
McGarvey's Scottish AleOggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.5.00563.3
Dacker Authentic Adirondack AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery6.20553.61
Neustadt Scottish Pale AleNeustadt Springs Brewery4.50533.61
Great Scot!Peticolas Brewing Company6.80533.96
Mill Street Spring Thaw Maple AleMill Street Brew Pub5.30483.53
Belhaven 80 +/-Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.3.90483.6
Red Kite AleBlack Isle Brewery Co Ltd4.50473.6
Farm Table: 80 ShillingBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.70453.73
Dundee Export Scotch AleUpstream Brewing Company - Old Market6.50453.57
Organic Export Scotch AleBlack Isle Brewery Co Ltd6.20454.08
Arran DarkIsle of Arran Brewery Company Ltd.4.30453.67
Simpson's Scottish AleSurly Brewing Company5.40443.9
Heart Of LothianDrop-In Brewing Company5.60433.87
L'EcossaiseMicro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste5.00433.39
WillHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room8.00433.9
Noble ScotPortland Brewing Company6.50433.53
Scottish Pale AleHighlander Brew Co.5.00423.62
Rutting Elk RedThe Grizzly Paw Brewing Company5.00413.38
Plaid Ferret Scottish AleWeasel Boy Brewing Company4.50403.79
60 Shilling AleNodding Head Brewery4.75403.28
Off KILTerOlde Main Brewing Co. & Restaurant ? 402.77
Springtime AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company4.50393.46
Scottish Style AleSelin's Grove Brewing Company4.50393.9
Belhaven McCallum's StoutBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.4.10383.77
Barley's Mac Lenny's Scottish AleBarley's Brewing Company ? 383.77
Skilak ScottishKenai River Brewing Co.5.80353.63
Old Factory Whistle Scottish AlePenobscot Bay Brewery6.20343.28
Cock O' The WalkWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.30333.68
EightyYee-haw Brewing Co.5.00333.72
Back Country Scottish AleLewis & Clark Brewing Company5.70333.48
Santa's SwallieInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The4.30323.37
Scotia Scotch AleBosque Brewing Co.7.80323.98
Jack's 90 Scottish AleRed Lodge Ales6.00323.62
Old Port AleUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus5.60313.49
Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.4.80313.54
Scottish Style AleStone Arch Brew House4.70302.94
Scottish AleHigh Cotton Brewing Co.4.50303.78
Long Branch Scottish AleAvondale Brewing Co.5.00303.71
Innis & Gunn Scottish Pale AleInnis & Gunn7.00303.46
Bourbon Barrel Wee MacSun King Brewing Company5.30293.83
Barley's MacLenny's Scottish AleSmokehouse Brewing Co.6.60293.94
InvernessColumbus Brewing Company5.70293.75
TallanderBauhaus Brew Labs6.00283.91
Ramsays Fat Lip AleEnglish Ales Brewery5.50283.14
LatigoStone Corral Brewery6.60283.62
Naughty ScotRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.00283.79
firstprev| 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200  | nextlast
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.