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
Dogma (7,4%)BrewDog7.402053.98
Outta Kilter - Barrel-AgedHoppin' Frog Brewery8.202033.92
Hope & King Scotch AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.001833.9
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.401773.62
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.601753.96
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.001713.83
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.501694.13
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.001623.98
Belhaven 90/~ Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.7.401604.07
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.101603.63
Newcastle Scotch AleHeineken Nederland B.V.6.401583.54
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.701503.91
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.001453.83
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.801443.98
The Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.001443.85
Scotch On ScotchBoulevard Brewing Co.9.601443.8
Canaster Winterscotch AleKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.701423.86
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.501393.75
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.701304.01
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.001263.84
Cooper Project No. 1 : Barrel Aged Scotch AleGoose Island Beer Co.8.701253.92
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.201213.83
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.201153.71
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.501144.04
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.251123.57
Rochestafarian Wee Heavy AleThree Heads Brewing7.001113.46
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.001113.76
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.001113.94
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.501083.72
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.801073.97
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.001073.69
Gude Greg's Wee Heavy Private ReserveBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.251063.94
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.501034.03
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.501013.97
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.801004
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.20974.13
Perpetual PeaceNo Label Brewing Company11.10944.21
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.00923.79
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.90913.98
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.00913.94
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.00883.61
Icelandic Wee HeavyEinstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)8.00874.09
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.20863.79
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)6.50833.74
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.40833.75
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.00823.93
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.40803.38
Gang Aft AgleySly Fox Brewing Company7.50803.74
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.00773.7
Squatch AleChaos Mountain Brewing7.50763.71
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