Scottish Ale

Scottish Ale

1249 beers | 3.608 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
Russell Brewing Brewmaster's Series: A Wee Angry Scotch Ale
Canada
6
3.355
Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
WI, United States
6
3.545
Ale Asylum Sticky McDoogle
WI, United States
6
3.467
Tyranena Shaggin' In The Wood
WI, United States
6
3.611
Pump House Scotch Ale
Canada
6
3.111
Ommegang Cup O' Kyndnes
NY, United States
6
3.511
Saranac Scotch Ale
NY, United States
6
3.378
Erie Brewing Red Ryder Big Beer
PA, United States
6
3.100
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Winter Warmer
WI, United States
6
3.589
Tennents Special 70
United Kingdom
6
3.400
Empyrean Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale
NE, United States
6
3.033
Full Sail Keelhauler
OR, United States
6
3.111
Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale
New Zealand
5
3.600
Isle of Arran Dark
United Kingdom
5
3.250
McEwans Best Scotch
United Kingdom
5
3.475
Tullibardine 1488 Majestic Whisky Ale
United Kingdom
5
2.913
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #4
TX, United States
5
3.613
Nils Oscar Julöl (2001 & 2002)
Sweden
5
3.338
Ballast Point Piper Down
CA, United States
5
3.400
French Broad Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale
NC, United States
5
3.300