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Scotch Ale



Scotch Ale was the name given to a strong pale ale from Edinburgh in the 19th century. This was typical of the strong pale ales brewed in Britain at that time - mainly pale barley malt and moderate hopping, and were not that stylistically different to English Strong Ales or Barley Wines. The name however became regionalised so that a strong pale ale from Scotland became known as a Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy. Beers using the designation Scotch Ale are popular in the USA where most examples are brewed locally. Examples of beers brewed in the USA under the name Wee Heavy tend to be 7% abv and higher, while Scottish brewed examples, such as Belhavens Wee Heavy, are typically between 5.5% and 6.5% abv.

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1AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel Aged 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 478  4.12 Find
2AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 1359  4.05 Find
3Founders Backwoods Bastard 
Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 1650  3.97 Find
4Town Hall Wee Heavy 
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 88  3.92 Find
5Thirsty Dog Wulver 
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Akron, Ohio
 188  3.89 Find
6Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 295  3.88 Find
7Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale 
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Amherst, Wisconsin
 109  3.87 Find
8Dieu du Ciel Equinoxe du Printemps (en ft de chne) 
Dieu du Ciel
Montreal, Quebec
 83  3.85 Find
9Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds Reyne Descosse 
Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds
Chambly, Quebec
 35  3.85 Find
10Revolution Gravedigger Billy 
Revolution Brewing Company
Chicago, Illinois
 53  3.82 Find
11Selins Grove Bourbon St. Fillans Wee Heavy 
Selins Grove Brewing Co.
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
 14  3.8 Find
12Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 521  3.8 Find
13BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale 
BrewDog
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 146  3.79 Find
14Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (vieillie en ft de bourbon) 
Le Bilboquet
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 24  3.79 Find
15 lAbri de la Tempte Corne de Brume 
lAbri de la Tempte
Ltang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
 257  3.78 Find
16Brnhr Hop Clan in the Highmalts - Wee Heavy 
Brnhr Brew S.L.
Spain
 36  3.78 Find
17Victory Earth & Flame 
Victory Brewing Company
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
 53  3.76 Find
18Le Castor Wee Heavy Grande Rserve (fts de bourbon) 
Microbrasserie Le Castor - Le Castor Brewing Co.
Rigaud, Quebec
 99  3.75 Find
19Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (vieillie en ft de chne) 
Le Bilboquet
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 67  3.74 Find
20Oskar Blues Old Chub (Bourbon Barrel) 
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, Colorado
 108  3.74 Find
21Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 
Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 2284  3.74 Find
22Highland Tasgall Ale 
Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, North Carolina
 292  3.73 Find
23Saint Arnold Bishops Barrel #5 
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Houston, Texas
 29  3.72 Find
24Cigar City The Sound of Big Nuts 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 32  3.72 Find
25Real Ale The Highlander 
Real Ale Brewing Company
Blanco, Texas
 36  3.71 Find



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