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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Description:
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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1187) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.603.98172-
Snow & TellBoulevard Brewing Co.6.303.61171-
XS McRogue Scotch AleRogue Ales7.003.8117093
Last KissPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.14166-
Full Boar Scotch AleDevil's Canyon Brewing Company7.403.63160-
Newcastle Scotch AleHeineken Nederland B.V.6.403.49155-
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Brewing Company6.103.6415588
Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.003.94148-
Old Jock AleBroughton Ales Ltd6.703.9145100
Wee MuckleSun King Brewing Company8.803.99142-
Ye Olde Kilt TilterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.003.8614281
St-Ambroise Scotch AleMcAuslan Brewing7.503.71139-
The Stone Of ArbroathDC Brau Brewing Co.8.003.84132-
Canaster Winterscotch AleKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.703.86128-
Sticky McDoogleAle Asylum7.203.81120-
StonecutterRenaissance Brewing7.003.88119-
Real HeavyReal Ale Brewing Company9.703.91116-
Schlafly Scotch AleThe Schlafly Tap Room6.203.7114-
Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too ManyKuhnhenn Brewing Company12.504.06112-
Heritage AleBear Republic Brewing Co.7.003.78111-
Hale's Wee Heavy Winter AleHale's Ales Brewery & Pub6.003.6710690
Scotch AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.003.9710587
Belhaven 90/~ Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.7.404.06102-
MacKroken FlowerLe Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan10.803.9510194
Church-Key Holy Smoke Scotch AleChurch-Key Brewing Company6.253.63100-
Perry's Revenge AleCottrell Brewing Co.8.503.7310086
Sheep Eater Scotch AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.504.079894
Mayflower Scotch AleMayflower Brewing Company7.803.989882
McEwan's Scotch AleWells & Young's Ltd8.003.9198-
Bannatyne's Scotch AleCambridge Brewing Company9.204.149596
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Brewing Company6.503.979490
Wee HeavySteel Toe Brewing10.903.9989-
Corne De BrumeÀ l’abri de la Tempête9.003.9389-
Perpetual PeaceNo Label Brewing Company11.104.1984-
Wee Beast (Cuillin Beast)Isle Of Skye Brewery7.003.5984-
Copper John Scotch AleMadison River Brewing Company7.003.7283-
RochestafarianThree Heads Brewing - Tasting Room7.003.2983-
Stone Of Scone Scotch AleGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.6681-
Saranac Scotch AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.378180
Berkshire Scotch AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.003.9380-
Second Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing Co.7.203.7577-
Scotch Style AleBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro6.403.737577
Kilty PleasurePhiladelphia Brewing Company10.003.7374-
Smoke On The BayouBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.003.2673-
Ten Penny Ale ReserveThe Olde Burnside Brewing Company9.203.7671-
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-
Maltopia Double Scotch AleHermitage Brewing9.003.4969-
Wee Heavy BourbonMicrobrasserie Le Castor11.003.9269-
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