Best Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy and Scottish Ale

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  1. MCDub

    MCDub Aspirant (228) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina

    Second. Those are classics.
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    MCMASTERSANCHEZ Aspirant (290) Jun 28, 2012 Indiana

    Never had or heard of old chub and found it at walgreens on the way home....awesome stuff
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  3. Psykhe

    Psykhe Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2010 Maryland

    Founders 'Backwoods Bastard'
    Smuttynose 'Scotch-Style Ale' (Big Beer Series)
    Dark Horse 'Scotty Karate'
    Oskar Blues 'Old Chub'
  4. IndyDad

    IndyDad Zealot (521) Jan 21, 2013 New York

    Brasserie de Silly's BA Scotch Silly. Scotch Ale from Belgium
  5. Stouttyme

    Stouttyme Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2011 Nebraska

    Alesmith BA Wee Heavy
    Alesmith Wee Heavy
    Ba Big Sound
    Seven Devils
    2 years of Dirty Bastard
    Scotty Karate
    Backwoods Bastard
    Leiny Wee Heavy
    Tranquair Jacobite - decent
    Claymore - decent
  6. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Initiate (166) Dec 17, 2008 New Jersey

    Skullsplitter is great. Belhaven and McEwans are very good,but I haven't had them in over 10 years.
  7. asustevo

    asustevo Initiate (128) Dec 9, 2011 North Carolina

    Gaelic ale is a red ale
  8. drrone

    drrone Aspirant (271) Dec 18, 2011 Utah

    I really want to try some Scotty Karate and Skull spliter, I just picked up a Scotch de Silly and Claymore so we'll see how they are.
  9. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (808) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    Backwoods and Sam Adams Scotch Ale.
  10. texasclimber

    texasclimber Initiate (168) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina

    Guadalupe Brewing Co Scotch Ale

    no joke, id drink it over Alesmith Wee Heavy, Backwoods Bastard, Old Chub and Claymore anyday
  11. joshbhs04

    joshbhs04 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Alesmith Wee heavy!
  12. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Initiate (190) Nov 17, 2010 Wisconsin

    Coopers was my first real craft beer experience--I won't tell you how young I was.
  13. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    I'll put Backwoods Bastard up here again just because it's so good. I think Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Wee Heavy should also be mentioned. It doesn't get the greatest ratings, but I had a year old bottle and it surprised the hell out of me. It might slightly edge out Dirty Bastard in my opinion.
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  14. 510a

    510a Disciple (352) Jan 12, 2013 Washington

    In the PAC NW, Black Raven Splinters, and both Fat scotch and Big Woody from Silver are my choice, cant wait to try the Founders duo, likely this Summers trip to see the parents in Packerland, all the mid west greats 3F, Bells, New Glarus, CW , possibly some Surly too. cant wait!
  15. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (566) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Yonger's No. 1.
  16. Cynic-ale

    Cynic-ale Meyvn (1,053) Feb 21, 2013 Texas

    Some great beers mentioned. Robert the Bruce is worthy of consideration.
  17. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Big shout to Steel Toe Wee Heavy, I hope they make it again.
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  18. dmeadows

    dmeadows Initiate (180) Aug 6, 2002 New York

    But Highland's Tasgall Ale deserves to be mentioned.
  19. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,831) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I'll add Arcadia's Loch Down to the discussion. I had a pint of it with breakfast pizza at the brewery this morning. Yum! :slight_smile:
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  20. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (469) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    New England Brewing Company Wet Willy
  21. enjoi

    enjoi Initiate (43) Mar 7, 2013 North Carolina

    When in Asheville, try French Broad's Wee Heavy...
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  22. yeahitsRUST

    yeahitsRUST Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 North Carolina

    Had one at Thirsty Thursday for the Tourists game last week. Wee Heavier is definitely top 3 for me, but maybe that just cause its local and readily available lol. Also Old Chub is great. Scotty Karate is nice too. Backwoods Bastard is probably my favorite though.
  23. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Crusader (749) Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    A real endorsement of Scotch Ale..."not so bad...and horrible"?:confused:
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  24. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (3,027) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Backwoods Bastard is my #1 for sure.

    Old Chub and Dirty Bastard share the consolation prize.

    Many mentioned Scotty Karate, but I really did not care for that too much.
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  25. schildres

    schildres Initiate (109) Oct 14, 2010 Maryland

    Haven't had a lot in this style sadly but,
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Founders Dirty Bastard
    Oskar Blues Old Chub
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  26. RyanInGA

    RyanInGA Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia

  27. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,938) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Grimm Brothers did a barrel aged brett wee heavy that was phenomenal. That definitely gets my vote. Really hoping I can try some Backwoods Bastard now that I live in Founders distribution zone.

    And for Scottish Ales....definitely Odell's 90 Schilling.
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  28. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Poo-Bah (2,128) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    I'm gonna agree with Old Chub as solid and readily accessable, but I'll throw in Clown Shoe's Ride the Lion.
  29. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Railbender! I love it So darn good. I don't see it mentioned and I am about go look it up. Scottish style ale that's what it says on the label.
  30. dataylor21

    dataylor21 Devotee (416) Sep 13, 2013 Kentucky

    Thirsty Dog's Wulver is on par with Backwoods in my opinion. OP, if you're close to Ohio or Northern Kentucky, it's relatively easy to find, even now after being out for a few months. The price point is steep though, $22-$24 a 4-pack.
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  31. ChainGangGuy

    ChainGangGuy Poo-Bah (7,056) Sep 27, 2004 Georgia

    A few extra to add that I've enjoyed:
    • Monday Night Drafty Kilt
    • Ommegang Cup o Kyndnes
    • Meantime Scotch Ale
  32. sammyg832

    sammyg832 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Arizona

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  33. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (217) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    One of my favorite styles - Lake Louie Warped Speed Scoth Ale is tops on my list, and their Louies Reserve Scotch Ale is superb as well.
    Othe favorites are 3Floyds Robert the Bruce, Old Chub and Scotty Karate.

    I wish New Glarus would do a proper Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy
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  34. HawkeyeJosh

    HawkeyeJosh Aspirant (200) Jul 14, 2012 Arkansas

    Backwoods Bastard and Dirty Bastard are both great. Also, Orkney's Skull Splitter and Three Floyds' Robert the Bruce are pretty damn good.
  35. iwanatalk2sampson

    iwanatalk2sampson Initiate (140) Jan 23, 2013 Rhode Island

    wulvers isn't getting any love in this forum? the best in my opinion followed by backwoods.
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    MCMASTERSANCHEZ Aspirant (290) Jun 28, 2012 Indiana

    Just found a bottle of Ride the Lion at my local bottle shop. Pretty excited to try it
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  37. Gamaliel

    Gamaliel Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 California

    I have to say in my experience FOUNDERS Dirty Bastard and also Moylan's Kilt Lifter although it is a whiskey, if that is okay with your palette. Enjoy.
  38. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,825) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    Traquair Jacobite
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  39. woooobeer

    woooobeer Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2013 New Jersey

    What about Thirsty Dog Wulver !?! I freakin love that beer
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  40. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Disciple (344) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Traquair House Ale
    Belhaven Wee Heavy
    Founder's Dirty Bastard
    Alesmith Wee Heavy
    Samuel Adams Wee Heavy
    Old Chub
    Smuttynose Scotch Ale
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