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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

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 - Bourbon Barrel 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 535  4.12 Find
2AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 1492  4.04 Find
3Founders Backwoods Bastard 
Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 2177  4 Find
4La Pirata / Laugar Heavy Trooper 
Cerveses La Pirata
Súria, Spain
 45  3.98 Find
5Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (Bourbon) 
Le Bilboquet - Microbrasserie / Brasserie Olten
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 53  3.95 Find
6Selins Grove Bourbon St. Fillans Wee Heavy 
Selins Grove Brewing Co.
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
 14  3.93 Find
7Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds Reyne Descosse 
Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds - Brasseur Artisan
Chambly, Quebec
 34  3.93 Find
8Town Hall Wee Heavy 
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 89  3.91 Find
9Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale 
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Amherst, Wisconsin
 232  3.91 Find
10Thirsty Dog Wulver 
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Akron, Ohio
 234  3.88 Find
11Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged 
Cigar City Brewing (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)
Tampa, Florida
 313  3.88 Find
12Revolution Gravedigger Billy 
Revolution Brewing Company
Chicago, Illinois
 79  3.87 Find
13AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Port Barrel Aged 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 54  3.86 Find
14Dieu du Ciel! Équinoxe du Printemps (Fût de Chêne) 
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Montréal, Quebec
 106  3.86 Find
15Rip Current Black Lagoon - Bourbon Barrel 
Rip Current Brewing
San Marcos, California
 18  3.84 Find
16Pelican Captain of the Coast 
Pelican Brewing Company
Pacific City, Oregon
 19  3.84 Find
17Maryensztadt #3 Projekt 30 
Browar Maryensztadt
Zwoleń, Poland
 45  3.83 Find
18Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Barrel-Aged Maple Scotch Style Ale 
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California
 53  3.83 Find
19Real Ale The Highlander 
Real Ale Brewing Company
Blanco, Texas
 42  3.81 Find
20Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (Fût de Chêne) 
Le Bilboquet - Microbrasserie / Brasserie Olten
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 86  3.8 Find
21Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale 
Cigar City Brewing (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)
Tampa, Florida
 569  3.79 Find
22Brønhër Hop Clan in the Highmalts - Wee Heavy 
Brønhër Brew
 70  3.79 Find
23À l'Abri de la Tempête Corne de Brume 
À l'Abri de la Tempête
Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
 259  3.79 Find
24Beachwood Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket 
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Long Beach, California
 31  3.79 Find
25Buxton / Cromarty Cranachan 
Buxton Brewery
Buxton, England
 63  3.79 Find


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