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
Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale
CO, United States
25
3.579
Moylan's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
CA, United States
25
3.264
Bert Grants Scottish Style Ale
WA, United States
25
3.225
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
WA, United States
25
3.379
Four Peaks Kilt Lifter Scottish Amber
AZ, United States
22
3.320
Bell's Christmas Ale
MI, United States
21
3.546
Broughton Old Jock Ale
United Kingdom
21
3.675
Casta Morena
Mexico
20
3.478
Brooklyn Winter Ale (2006 and later)
NY, United States
18
3.076
Erie Brewing Railbender Ale
PA, United States
18
3.391
Inveralmond Blackfriar Scottish Ale
United Kingdom
18
3.548
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
MI, United States
18
3.719
Allagash Musette
ME, United States
16
3.637
The Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale
NC, United States
14
3.735
Schloss Eggenberg MacQueens Nessie
Austria
14
3.153
Caledonian 80
United Kingdom
14
3.459
Dieu du Ciel Équinoxe Du Printemps (Spring Equinox)
Canada
14
3.635
Smuttynose Scotch Ale
NH, United States
14
3.565
McEwans Export
United Kingdom
13
3.262
Bristol Laughing Lab
CO, United States
13
3.362