|The Scotch Ale (or Wee Heavy) is a stronger version of the broader style of Scottish Ales. The style is very similar to a barleywine, with the exception that the characteristics lean heavily toward the malt profile. Hop presence should be minimal. Depending on the grains used, there can be a notable caramelized flavor present.
"Strong Scotch Ale is also known as 'Wee Heavy'. 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 Belhaven's Wee Heavy can be found between 5.5% and 6.5% ABV. On the other hand, Scottish brewed exceptions include Traquair House Ale which is brewed to a strength of 7.2% ABV, and Traquair Jacobite Ale which is 8% ABV. McEwan's scotch ale is also 8% ABV.
As with other examples of strong pale ales, such as Barley Wine, these beers tend toward sweetness and a full body, with a low hop flavour and aroma. Historical hop levels are debated. Examples from the Caledonian brewery would have toffee notes from the caramelizing of the malt from the direct fired copper. This caramelizing of Caledonian's beers is popular in America and has led many American brewers to produce toffee sweet beers which they would label as a Scotch Ale."
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|2.||Shaggin' in the Wood by Tyranena Brewing Company||35|
|3.||Dirty Bastard by Founders Brewing Company||26|
|4.||Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale by Tyranena Brewing Company||25|
|5.||Scotty Karate Scottish Ale by Dark Horse Brewing Company||24|
|6.||Hope And King Scotch Ale by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery||23|
|7.||Sloppy Slappy Maple/Bourbon Barrel Aged Bastard by Founders Brewing Company||20|
|8.||Divine Reserve #8 by Saint Arnold Brewing Company||15|
|9.||Cold Smoke Scotch Ale by Kettlehouse Brewing Company||13|
|10.||Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale by Lake Louie Brewery Company||12|
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|2.||McAnderson by Dave's Brew Farm||90|
|3.||Traquair Jacobite by Traquair House Brewery||90|
|4.||Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale by Central Waters Brewing Company||90|
|5.||Wee Heavy by Steel Toe Brewing||90|
|6.||Honey Oak Wee Heavy by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery||90|
|7.||Shaggin' in the Wood by Tyranena Brewing Company||90|
|8.||Scotch Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Co.||90|
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|10.||Wee Heavy by AleSmith Brewing Company||86|