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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Description:
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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1187) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company11.604.257,740-
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Brewing Company8.504.037,204-
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.0045,08490
Skull SplitterOrkney Brewery8.504.062,142100
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.991,74796
WulverThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.004.351,56886
Claymore Scotch AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.703.861,432-
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn6.803.721,33590
AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.191,17393
Samuel Adams Scotch AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.403.781,09590
Old Chub NITROOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.003.941,050-
Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.504.051,04197
Traquair House AleTraquair House Brewery Lld7.204.161,022100
Traquair JacobiteTraquair House Brewery Lld8.004.1587898
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.9.504.29756-
Kilt Lifter Scotch AleMoylan's Brewery8.003.72730-
Big Sound Scotch AleCigar City Brewing8.504.1703-
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.7369373
McEwan's Scotch AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company8.003.869275
Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing8.504.33637-
JinxMagic Hat Brewing Company6.303.7557391
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.9954499
Équinoxe Du PrintempsBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!9.503.88542-
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Brewing Company8.503.65530-
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AleThe Pike Brewing Company6.503.5646778
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery8.003.945690
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company9.504.3414-
Scotch De SillyBrasserie de Silly S.A.8.003.7409-
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company7.204.02358-
Wet Willy Scotch AleNew England Brewing Co.10.003.93310-
Sheep Shagger Scotch AleTyranena Brewing Company7.504.03292-
Iron ThistleRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.503.86287-
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleFrench Broad Brewing Co.7.003.52284-
Ol' Red Cease And DesistErie Brewing Co.10.103.4926664
Shaggin' In The WoodTyranena Brewing Company ? 4256-
Heavy Horse Scotch AleBig Sky Brewing Company6.703.76252-
Cold Smoke Scotch AleKettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)6.503.81248-
Salty ScotParallel 49 Brewing Company7.503.87246-
Gravedigger BillyRevolution Brewing Company10.404.26243-
Pipers Scotch-Style AleSprecher Brewing Company8.273.6123386
Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.753.96230-
Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC7.603.65217-
Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.73208-
Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLake Louie Brewery Company10.004.1206-
Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company8.003.6620584
Dragonmead Under The Kilt Wee HeavyDragonmead Microbrewery7.803.81204-
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.403.94204-
Fat Scotch AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.204.0719587
Barrel Aged Outta KilterHoppin' Frog Brewery8.203.93190-
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.003.9178-
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