Scottish Ale

Scottish Ale

1238 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
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
CA, United States
43
4.068
Traquair House Ale
United Kingdom
71
4.009
Belhaven Wee Heavy
United Kingdom
68
3.934
AleSmith Barrel Aged Wee Heavy
CA, United States
11
3.886
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
United Kingdom
49
3.879
Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale
FL, United States
11
3.821
Founders Backwoods Bastard
MI, United States
26
3.820
Orkney Dark Island
United Kingdom
28
3.813
Samuel Adams Imperial Series Wee Heavy
MA, United States
10
3.785
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve
United Kingdom
31
3.780
Orkney Skull Splitter
United Kingdom
73
3.751
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
MI, United States
58
3.744
The Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale
NC, United States
14
3.735
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
MI, United States
18
3.719
McChouffe
Belgium
39
3.709
Olde Burnside Ten Penny Ale
CT, United States
4
3.700
Oskar Blues Old Chub
CO, United States
66
3.697
Hales Wee Heavy Winter Ale
WA, United States
6
3.689
Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
WI, United States
5
3.688
Highland Tasgall Ale
NC, United States
7
3.680