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Style: Scottish Ale
 
Style Information
The style name "Scottish Ales" actually covers a range of similarly styled beers. Those styles are:

Scottish Light 60/-
Scottish Heavy 70/-
Scottish Export 80/-
Irish Red Ale
Strong Scotch Ale

These beers are cleaner and somewhat lighter on the taste, with a strong and clean malt flavor standing out. The hop characteristics of the style are low.

From the BJCP web page on Scottish Ales:

"All of the Scottish ales share the same description and are differentiated mainly based on gravity and alcoholic strength. The Scottish ales follow in the English tradition of having a confusing naming convention. The names are steeped in tradition and history, one thing the Scottish are famous for. To start with are the Schilling designations. These are remnants of the 1870 rating system in which the price of beer, including the taxes, was rated in the old pre-decimal shillings. 60 Shillings was a light ale; 70 Shillings was a heavy ale; 80 Shillings was an export; and 90+ Shillings was a barley-wine known as 'Wee Heavy'."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
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Top Consumed Scottish Ale
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Old Chub by Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery66
2. Wee Mac by Sun King Brewing Company52
3. Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale by Three Floyds Brewing LLC26
4. Unchained Series - 90/- Scottish Style Ale by Summit Brewing Company20
5. 90 Shilling Ale by Odell Brewing Company19
6. Hibernator by Long Trail Brewing Company10
7. Ring of Fire by Finger Lakes Beer Co.7
8. Back Country Scottish Ale by Lewis and Clark Brewing Co.7
9. Christmas Ale by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe6
10. Road Dog Scottish Porter by Flying Dog Brewery6

Top Reviews Scottish Ale
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Single Malt Scottish Ale by Schlafly Beer90
2. Unchained Series - 90/- Scottish Style Ale by Summit Brewing Company86
3. St. Andrews Winter Ale by Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.84
4. Old Chub by Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery83
5. McEwan's 80/- by Scottish Courage Ltd.80
6. Cottonwood Scottish Style Ale by Carolina Beer & Beverage, LLC80
7. Dark Island by Orkney Brewery78
8. Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale by Three Floyds Brewing LLC76
9. 90 Shilling Ale by Odell Brewing Company76
10. 100 Barrel Series #22 - Firth of Forth Ale by Harpoon Brewery - Boston76