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 > Score
Gang Aft AgleySly Fox Brewing Company7.50803.74
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.00783.7
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Aged Dark AleInnis & Gunn7.40773.91
Trip In The Woods: Barrel-Aged Maple ScotchSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.80754.18
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.00753.7
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.20743.74
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.80744.22
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.00743.93
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.00733.54
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.00713.47
Wood Aged Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.60713.98
Santa PawsBrewDog4.50713.58
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.20703.74
Kings MountainHeritage Brewing Co.7.40693.67
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.17684.02
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.00653.59
Winter SeasonalYazoo Brewing Company ? 633.6
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.00633.76
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBlue Pants Brewery13.00623.78
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.00623.71
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.50623.82
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.00613.73
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.30614.05
Iron JoeRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.00603.56
Genesee Brew House Scotch AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.7.50603.66
Full Malted Jacket Heaven Hill Barrel AgedBeachwood BBQ & Brewing12.00584.25
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.20583.88
ChubourbonOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 584.2
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.50553.39
Mountain Man Strong AleJeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.6.80553.96
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company11.90543.62
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.80543.94
Bourbon BabyBrewDog5.80543.8
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.50543.92
Winter Scotch AleThe St. George Brewing Company6.00523.53
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.50523.58
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.00513.66
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.00503.85
MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.70473.63
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.50473.71
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.50453.77
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.90453.76
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.00453.74
The TelegraphSolemn Oath Brewery9.50454.01
Scotch AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.30453.95
Black Scotch AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.30443.64
ShapeshifterGrimm Artisanal Ales8.30443.88
Whip FightSun King Brewing Company9.00424.26
Christmas Ale (2017-)Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store7.50423.86
Flaming LongshipHammerHeart Brewing Company7.90423.99
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