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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 - Bourbon Barrel 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 533  4.12 Find
2AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 1470  4.04 Find
3Founders Backwoods Bastard 
Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 1994  4 Find
4Selins Grove Bourbon St. Fillans Wee Heavy 
Selins Grove Brewing Co.
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
 15  3.95 Find
5Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (vieillie en ft de bourbon) 
Le Bilboquet
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 48  3.95 Find
6Founders Barrel Aged Backwoods Bastard  
Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 24  3.93 Find
7Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale 
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Amherst, Wisconsin
 199  3.92 Find
8Town Hall Wee Heavy 
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 88  3.92 Find
9La Pirata / Laugar Heavy Trooper 
Cerveses La Pirata
Sria, Spain
 28  3.91 Find
10Thirsty Dog Wulver 
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Akron, Ohio
 229  3.88 Find
11Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 314  3.88 Find
12Revolution Gravedigger Billy 
Revolution Brewing Company
Chicago, Illinois
 74  3.87 Find
13Dieu du Ciel Equinoxe du Printemps (en ft de chne) 
Dieu du Ciel
Montreal, Quebec
 104  3.86 Find
14AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Port Barrel Aged 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 47  3.83 Find
15Rip Current Black Lagoon - Bourbon Barrel 
Rip Current Brewing
San Marcos, California
 13  3.81 Find
16Kees Barrel Project 17.07 
Brouwerij Kees
Middelburg , Netherlands
 20  3.8 Find
17Brnhr Hop Clan in the Highmalts - Wee Heavy 
Brnhr Brew
Spain
 67  3.8 Find
18Real Ale The Highlander 
Real Ale Brewing Company
Blanco, Texas
 41  3.8 Find
19Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 565  3.8 Find
20 l'Abri de la Tempte Corne de Brume 
l'Abri de la Tempte
Ltang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
 258  3.79 Find
21Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (vieillie en ft de chne) 
Le Bilboquet
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 83  3.79 Find
22Beachwood Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket 
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Long Beach, California
 30  3.79 Find
23Tempest Old Parochial 
Tempest Brewing Co
Tweedbank, Scottish Borders, Scotland
 148  3.79 Find
24St-Ambroise Barrel Collection Barrique Scotch Ale 
McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Montreal, Quebec
 26  3.77 Find
25Oskar Blues Old Chub (Bourbon Barrel) 
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, Colorado
 111  3.75 Find



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