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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1333) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.003.9372-
Wood Aged Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.603.9971-
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.203.7770-
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.4870-
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.686880
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.804.368-
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.17464-
Squatch AleChaos Mountain Brewing7.503.763-
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.5962-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.7562-
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.7762-
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.003.7861-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.8761-
Kings MountainHeritage Brewing Co.7.403.5161-
Winter SeasonalYazoo Brewing Company ? 3.6960-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBlue Pants Brewery13.003.2859-
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.1458-
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0658-
Full Malted Jacket Heaven Hill Barrel AgedBeachwood BBQ & Brewing12.004.3357-
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8457-
Scotch On ScotchBoulevard Brewing Co.9.603.7757-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.804.0855-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.35488
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company11.903.6352-
Mountain Man Strong AleThe Front Brewing Company6.803.8652-
Bourbon BabyBrewDog5.803.8352-
Genesee Brew House Scotch AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.7.503.755290
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.503.5652-
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.6251-
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.504.1151-
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8350-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.6150-
MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.703.647-
Bagpiper's Scotch AleAllentown Brew Works8.503.74690
Grand Ridge MoonshineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.8.503.7645-
MacPelican's Wee HeavyPelican Pub & Brewery8.903.845-
The TelegraphSolemn Oath Brewery9.504.1645-
Scotch AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.303.9645-
Icelandic Wee HeavyEinstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)8.004.144493
RookRogness Brewing Company7.003.5144-
ShapeshifterGrimm Artisanal Ales8.303.944-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.7441-
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7641-
Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch AleAmsterdam Brewing Company6.203.4141-
Big Bourbon Series Big Bella Scotch AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant11.003.9239-
Rum FinishInnis & Gunn7.403.5939-
Whip FightSun King Brewing Company9.004.3338-
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Aged Dark AleInnis & Gunn7.403.938-
Fat ScotsmanAdirondack Pub & Brewery8.303.8537-
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.8437-
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