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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company11.204.268,131-
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.037,531-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0045,23290
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.062,198100
Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.991,80496
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.351,62286
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.871,514-
Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.731,37190
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.191,22793
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.781,10790
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.903.941,085-
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.161,071100
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.051,05797
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.9.504.3968-
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1591398
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.72742-
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.09720-
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.7971575
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.7369673
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.33656-
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!9.503.89579-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7557891
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.503.64560-
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9955599
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AleThe Pike Brewing Company6.503.5647778
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.947690
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.3433-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.7427-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.02380-
Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.9349-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93319-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.02301-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.003.86297-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52290-
Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy AleErie Brewing Co.10.103.4928464
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing10.404.25271-
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4266-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)6.503.82265-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.88264-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.76253-
Maple Scotch-Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.303.82249-
Snow & TellBoulevard Brewing Co.6.303.6524288
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.6123486
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.66228-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company8.003.6622084
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0621487
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73212-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1210-
Davey Murray's Best Scotch AleLagunitas Brewing Company9.503.74208-
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81205-
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