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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy



The Scotch Ale, or Wee Heavy, is a light copper to dark brown colored, rich, malty, and usually significant caramel-sweet Ale that can give an impression that is suggestive of a dessert. It features complex secondary malt and alcohol flavors as well as low hop bitterness. It is historically, the strongest beer from a Scottish Ale parti-gyle. American versions tend to have higher alcohol content and slightly more hopping than traditional Scottish counterparts. Somewhat similar to an English Barley Wine.

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1AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 538  4.12 Find
2AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 1502  4.04 Find
3Founders Backwoods Bastard 
Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 2260  4 Find
4Revolution Gravedigger V.S.O. 
Revolution Brewing Company (IL, USA)
Chicago, Illinois
 14  3.99 Find
5Alesong Kentucky Kilt 
Alesong Brewing & Blending
Eugene, Oregon
 18  3.94 Find
6Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale 
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Amherst, Wisconsin
 267  3.92 Find
7Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds Reyne Descosse 
Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds - Brasseur Artisan
Chambly, Quebec
 36  3.92 Find
8Town Hall Wee Heavy 
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 89  3.91 Find
9Revolution Gravedigger Billy 
Revolution Brewing Company (IL, USA)
Chicago, Illinois
 90  3.88 Find
10Thirsty Dog Wulver 
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Akron, Ohio
 235  3.88 Find
11Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged 
Cigar City Brewing (Monster Beverage Corp)
Tampa, Florida
 314  3.88 Find
12Founders French Toast Bastard 
Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 113  3.86 Find
13AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Port Barrel Aged 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 57  3.86 Find
14Dieu du Ciel! Équinoxe du Printemps (Fût de Chêne) 
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
 108  3.86 Find
15Zamkowy Cieszyn Highlander (Grand Champion 2021) 
Browar Zamkowy Cieszyn
Cieszyn, Poland
 29  3.85 Find
16Brokreacja Potion #17 
Brokreacja
Kraków, Poland
 22  3.83 Find
17Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Barrel-Aged Maple Scotch Style Ale 
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California
 58  3.81 Find
18Real Ale The Highlander 
Real Ale Brewing Company
Blanco, Texas
 42  3.81 Find
19Buxton / Cromarty Cranachan 
Buxton Brewery
Buxton, England
 66  3.8 Find
20Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower Grande Réserve (Fût de Chêne) 
Le Bilboquet - Microbrasserie / Brasserie Olten
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
 87  3.8 Find
21Sori Pareto - Port Wine BA 
Sori Brewing
Tallinn, Estonia
 108  3.8 Find
22Beachwood Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket 
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Long Beach, California
 32  3.8 Find
23Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale 
Cigar City Brewing (Monster Beverage Corp)
Tampa, Florida
 577  3.79 Find
24Brønhër Hop Clan in the Highmalts - Wee Heavy 
Brønhër Brew
Spain
 70  3.79 Find
25À l'Abri de la Tempête Corne de Brume 
À l'Abri de la Tempête
Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
 259  3.79 Find



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