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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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company11.208,1384.35
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.507,5424.03
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.005,2444.01
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.502,2024.08
Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.751,8083.98
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.001,6244.36
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.701,5183.85
Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.801,3733.82
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.001,2294.16
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.401,1083.74
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.901,0913.96
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.201,0744.16
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.501,0584.06
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.9.509794.26
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.009144.15
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.007433.72
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.507204.09
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.007183.79
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.006963.67
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.506574.37
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.305863.72
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!9.505803.9
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.205564
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AleThe Pike Brewing Company6.504773.58
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.004763.9
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504334.31
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.004273.72
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.203834.02
Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753533.97
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003193.92
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.503014
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.002973.87
Drafty Kilt Scotch AleMonday Night Brewing7.202933.84
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.002903.52
Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy AleErie Brewing Co.10.102843.5
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing10.402714.26
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 2664.04
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)6.502653.97
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.502643.9
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.702533.8
Maple Scotch-Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.302513.81
Snow & TellBoulevard Brewing Co.6.302433.64
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.272343.53
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.602303.62
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company8.002203.75
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.202154.05
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.202123.73
Davey Murray's Best Scotch AleLagunitas Brewing Company9.502113.74
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.002104.11
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.802053.81
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