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 - 501 to 550 (out of 1422) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
MacGregor's Wee HeavyBushwakker Brewing Company7.0053.58
WesthighlandRound Barn Brewery7.5053.62
LapwingSketchbook Brewing Company7.8054.22
Wee HeavyBlind Squirrel Brewery8.5054.57
BraufactuM ClanBraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH6.4053.96
Scotch AleGainsbourg Bistro & Brasserie7.0053.76
Stage RoadThree Notch'd Brewing Company8.3054.11
Scotch AleNorth Fork Brewing ? 53.52
Regimental ReserveTri-City Brewing Company10.5053.8
Scottish PerleZaftig Brewing Co.10.0054.56
Cauld WeatherBad Weather Brewing Company8.0054.05
Scotch Strong AleShamrock Brewing Co.8.3053.68
Strong Scotch AleFearless Brewing Company8.0053.66
Boston Scotch AleRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.8054.05
Highland AleBull & Bush Brewery ? 53.63
10 LizzyDust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom8.5043.87
Wee HeavyMcKenzie Brew House10.3044.22
Great ScotchCenter of the Universe Brewing Company10.0043.77
Great Scot!Copper Kettle Brewing Company7.5043.78
19thRurban Brewing8.0043.89
Churchyard AleWynkoop Brewing Company ? 43.87
McTavishBrick & Barrel Brewing9.0043.18
Winter WeeKimo's Sports Bar8.3043.15
Wee Heavy SpeysideMicrobrasserie Le Castor10.0043.79
Sea HaggisAlameda Island Brewing Company8.0043.8
Argyle SweaterCollusion Tap Works7.8043.94
Infinite ShillingRivertown Brewing Co.11.8043.57
BoondockBunker Brewing Co.7.2043.56
Sweet JesusLe Saint-Bock10.4043.75
Sleuth HoundParrotDog6.6043.44
Highland Heather Scotch AleRivertowne Pourhouse9.7043.98
Imperial Scotch AleRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)10.0044.04
Scotch AleMicrobrasserie Coaticook4.6043.4
Oaked Peeping PeaterPort Townsend Brewing Company ? 43.92
Aiken Strong Scotch AleAiken Brewing Company8.9044.15
Atom Smasher Wee HeavyEquinox Brewing Company8.6043.81
Big RuOceanside Ale Works11.1043.98
Social LubricantBrewery Rickoli8.0043.78
Wee Y'atGeaux Brewing7.8043.69
True Scotsman Black Cloister Brewing Company8.1044.26
Hillegomse HangkousBrouwerij Klein Duimpje8.5043.52
Highlands Wee Heavy Scottish AleSockeye Grill & Brewery6.7543.53
Great Scott!!!J. Wakefield Brewing10.0043.88
Sick & TiredBirrificio Indipendente Elav7.0043.17
AggresorGreat Leap Brewery7.0043.5
Scotch RocketVintage Brewing Company9.5043.89
Local's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch AleCrazy Mountain Brewing Company10.5043.9
Rye Barrel Aged Lord LyonGood City Brewing8.8044.1
El RobleBiscayne Bay Brewing Co.8.4044.15
Wee Bit FunkayDenizens Brewing Co.8.9043.97
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