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Scottish-Style Ales

Scotch or Scottish ales are malt-forward beers that were historically differentiated by their alcohol strength. The price per barrel of these beers was denoted in shilling increments, with 60 shilling being the lowest, and 160 shilling (commonly referred to as wee heavy) being the highest. Rich malt takes center stage over hops in this particular style family.

  • Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

    The Scotch ale is overwhelmingly malty, with a rich and dominant sweet malt flavor and aroma. A caramel...

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    Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

  • Scottish-Style Ale

    Scottish-style ales vary depending on strength and flavor, but in general retain a malt-forward character...

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    Scottish-Style Ale