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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Top Beers of the Style
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale (3.688334)
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale (3.64488)
Barleys Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale (vintage 2003 & later) (3.625071)
Three Floyds Cabra (3.593768)
Central Waters Sláinte Scottish Style Ale (3.584789)