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Scottish Ale

Scottish ales are generally dark, malty, full-bodied brews. Many examples have a hint of smokiness derived from the use of peated malt. 60, 70, and 80 shilling examples are all session ales under 5% abv, but the stronger "wee heavies" can range closer to 8%, with the accompanying increase in alcohol flavour and esters. Works well as an accompaniment to hearty meat and game dishes, sharp cheddar, atholl brose and shortbread.

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1Three Floyds Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 1550  3.69 Find
2Oceanside Ale Works Big Ru Scottish Wee Heavy 
Oceanside Ale Works
Oceanside, California
 11  3.67 Find
3Town Hall Wee Jack 
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 47  3.63 Find
4Three Floyds Cabra 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 30  3.61 Find
5Central Waters Sláinte Scottish Style Ale 
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Amherst, Wisconsin
 90  3.6 Find
6Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale 
Shipyard Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
 47  3.57 Find
7Schlafly 21st Anniversary Single Malt Scottish Ale 
Saint Louis Brewery
St. Louis, Missouri
 60  3.57 Find
8Toccalmatto The Last Witch 
Birrificio Toccalmatto
Fidenza (PR), Italy
 73  3.56 Find
9Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale - Barrel Aged 
Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation)
San Diego, California
 63  3.54 Find
10Invercargill Men’n Skurrts 
Invercargill Brewery
Invercargill, New Zealand
 17  3.52 Find
11Three Floyds Chocolate City 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 23  3.52 Find
12Hair of the Dog Will 
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Portland, Oregon
 38  3.52 Find
13Luckie Ales Resurrection 56/- 
Luckie Ales
Glenrothes, Scotland
 18  3.49 Find
14Peticolas Great Scot! 
Peticolas Brewing Company
Dallas, Texas
 27  3.45 Find
15Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale 
Front Street Brewery (NC)
Wilmington, North Carolina
 47  3.45 Find
16Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa’ Strong 
Yeastie Boys
Wellington, New Zealand
 75  3.43 Find
17Nils Oscar Winter Edition 2013- 
Nils Oscar
Nyköping, Sweden
 62  3.43 Find
18Bear Republic Heritage Ale 
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Healdsburg, California
 143  3.43 Find
19Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale 
Shipyard Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
 247  3.42 Find
20Rubicon Angry Angus 
Rubicon Brewing Company
Sacramento, California
 22  3.41 Find
21Short’s Happy Jack 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 27  3.41 Find
22Hangar 24 Seasonal: Hullabaloo Winter Beer 
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Redlands, California
 40  3.41 Find
23Sun King Java Mac 
Sun King Brewing Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
 21  3.4 Find
24Sun King Wee Muckle 
Sun King Brewing Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
 54  3.4 Find
25Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale 
Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation)
San Diego, California
 192  3.4 Find


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