Scottish Ale

Scottish Ale

1184 beers | 3.607 Avg Score

Scottish Ales originated in Scotland and are generally clean and malty with perhaps a faint touch of smoke and few fruity esters. Most examples have a low hop profile due to the historical fact that hops are not grown in Scotland and expensive imported hops were, therefore, used sparingly. Some examples also have a peaty character which is typically perceived as earthy, smoky or very lightly roasted. Typically this ale is clear, deep amber or dark copper in appearance, although the stronger versions can be dark brown in color. Scottish Ales are divided into sub-styles differentiated on alcoholic strength ranging from a low of 2.5% alcohol by volume (abv) to around 10% alcohol by volume (abv).

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Belhaven Scottish Ale (3.9%)
United Kingdom
92
3.619
McEwans Scotch Ale
United Kingdom
84
3.559
Orkney Skull Splitter
United Kingdom
73
3.751
Traquair House Ale
United Kingdom
71
4.009
Belhaven Wee Heavy
United Kingdom
68
3.934
Oskar Blues Old Chub
CO, United States
65
3.700
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
MI, United States
58
3.744
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale
IN, United States
52
3.420
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
United Kingdom
49
3.879
Alba Scots Pine Ale
United Kingdom
46
3.449
Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer
United Kingdom
45
3.654
Samuel Adams Scotch Ale
MA, United States
45
3.471
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
CA, United States
43
4.068
Belhaven St. Andrew's Amber Ale
United Kingdom
41
3.477
McChouffe
Belgium
39
3.709
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve
United Kingdom
31
3.780
Silly Scotch
Belgium
30
3.515
Orkney Dark Island
United Kingdom
28
3.813
Founders Backwoods Bastard
MI, United States
26
3.820
Odell 90 Shilling
CO, United States
26
3.431