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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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1Põhjala Cellar Series - Mel Gibson 
Tallinn, Estonia
 63  3.83 Find
2Oceanside Ale Works Big Ru Scottish Wee Heavy 
Oceanside Ale Works
Oceanside, California
 13  3.75 Find
3Three Floyds Robert The Bruce 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 1564  3.69 Find
4Three Floyds Cabra 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 31  3.69 Find
5Central Waters Sláinte Scottish Style Ale 
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Amherst, Wisconsin
 105  3.6 Find
6Schlafly 21st Anniversary Single Malt Scottish Ale 
Saint Louis Brewery
St. Louis, Missouri
 61  3.57 Find
7Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale 
Shipyard Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
 52  3.56 Find
8Peticolas Great Scot! 
Peticolas Brewing Company
Dallas, Texas
 30  3.55 Find
9Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale - Barrel Aged 
Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation)
San Diego, California
 67  3.55 Find
10Weird Beard Don’t Worry Bee Heavy 
Weird Beard
Ealing, England
 22  3.54 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
13Invercargill Men’n Skurrts 
Invercargill Brewery
Invercargill, New Zealand
 18  3.5 Find
14Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy Scottish Ale 
Devils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)
Roseland, Virginia
 75  3.5 Find
15Kenai River Skilak Scottish 
Kenai River Brewing Co.
Soldotna, Alaska
 21  3.49 Find
16Luckie Ales 56/- 
Luckie Ales
Glenrothes, Scotland
 18  3.49 Find
17Sun King Wee Muckle 
Sun King Brewing Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
 56  3.46 Find
18Nils Oscar Winter Edition 2013- 
Nils Oscar
Nyköping, Sweden
 72  3.45 Find
19Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale 
Front Street Brewery (NC)
Wilmington, North Carolina
 48  3.45 Find
20Bear Republic Heritage Ale 
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Healdsburg, California
 151  3.43 Find
21Hangar 24 Seasonal: Hullabaloo Winter Beer 
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Redlands, California
 43  3.42 Find
22Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa’ Strong 
Yeastie Boys
Wellington, New Zealand
 77  3.42 Find
23Sun King Java Mac 
Sun King Brewing Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
 23  3.42 Find
24Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale 
Shipyard Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
 262  3.42 Find
25Two Brothers Export 91 Shilling Scottish Ale 
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Warrenville, Illinois
 19  3.41 Find


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