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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 1475) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Icelandic Wee HeavyEinstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)8.00774.1
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.00763.69
Fat WoodySilver City Brewing Co.9.70754.03
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.00753.7
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.00743.93
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.20733.74
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.00733.54
Scotch Style Ale Aged In Oak Bourbon BarrelsSprecher Brewing Company10.20703.74
Squatch AleChaos Mountain Brewing7.50703.71
Scotch AleFordham Brewing Company8.00703.46
Wood Aged Kilt FlasherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.60703.98
SplintersBlack Raven Brewing Co.10.80704.23
Winter Palace Wee HeavyPaper City Brewery Co., Inc.8.00683.69
Scotch AleGuadalupe Brewing Co.8.17664.01
Gordon Finest ScotchJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)8.00653.59
Kings MountainHeritage Brewing Co.7.40653.66
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBlue Pants Brewery13.00623.78
Winter WarmerRush River Brewing Company8.00623.71
Full Malted JacketBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.50623.82
Geary's Wee Heavy Scottish AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company8.00623.76
Plaid BastardGrand Lake Brewing Company8.00613.73
Winter SeasonalYazoo Brewing Company ? 603.6
Wee HeavyIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.30594.04
Chubourbon (Old Chub - Whiskey Barrel Aged)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 584.2
Full Malted Jacket Heaven Hill Barrel AgedBeachwood BBQ & Brewing12.00574.25
Father Christmas Highland AleThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.20573.88
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Aged Dark AleInnis & Gunn7.40573.92
Genesee Brew House Scotch AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.7.50563.63
CB's MacBubbaCB Craft Brewers6.50553.39
Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AlePhillips Brewing Company6.80553.94
CommandoSprecher Brewing Company11.90543.62
Mountain Man Strong AleThe Front Brewing Company6.80543.95
Bourbon BabyBrewDog5.80543.8
AftermathTriple Digit Brewing Co.10.50543.92
Squire Scotch AleCannery Brewing Company6.50523.58
Big Rock Scottish Style HeavyBig Rock Brewery7.00513.66
Winter Scotch AleThe St. George Brewing Company6.00513.54
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
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
Peeping Peater Scotch AlePort Townsend Brewing Company7.00423.75
Whip FightSun King Brewing Company9.00414.28
Wee HeavyDry Dock Brewing Co.9.50413.95
Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch AleAmsterdam Brewing Company6.20413.5
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