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 1230) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.003.4870-
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.003.686880
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.17463-
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.003.7562-
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.804.362-
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.003.7762-
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.003.5961-
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.003.7861-
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.503.8761-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBlue Pants Brewery13.003.2858-
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.8457-
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 4.1457-
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.304.0857-
Kings MountainHeritage Brewing Co.7.403.5156-
Squatch AleChaos Mountain Brewing7.503.7155-
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.804.0855-
Full Malted Jacket Heaven Hill Barrel AgedBeachwood BBQ & Brewing12.004.3654-
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.503.295388
Winter SeasonalYazoo Brewing Company ? 3.6853-
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.503.5652-
Winter Scotch AleSt. George Brewing Company, The6.003.6251-
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company11.903.5650-
ThorogoodJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.003.8350-
Bourbon BabyBrewDog5.803.850-
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.504.150-
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.003.6249-
Mountain Man Strong AleThe Front Brewing Company6.803.8648-
Genesee Brew House Scotch AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.7.503.7348-
Alesmith Wee Heavy-Port Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.3347-
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-
Scotch AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.303.9645-
ShapeshifterGrimm Artisanal Ales8.303.944-
Chronology:6 Wee HeavyThe Bruery13.704.1443-
RookRogness Brewing Company7.003.5443-
The TelegraphSolemn Oath Brewery9.504.2243-
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.503.7441-
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.003.7641-
Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch AleAmsterdam Brewing Company6.203.4140-
Rum FinishInnis & Gunn7.403.5138-
Big Bourbon Series Big Bella Scotch AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant11.003.9237-
Southampton Scotch AleSouthampton Publick House8.503.8437-
Fat ScotsmanAdirondack Pub & Brewery10.303.8536-
Kiss My Scottish ArseSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.7236-
Scotch AlePump House Brewery4.803.2836-
Front Street Dram Tree Scottish AleFront Street Brewery7.503.7735-
Amazing GraceThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company10.003.6234-
Gordon Highland Scotch Ale (John Martin N.V.)The Caledonian Brewing Company8.603.7833-
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