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
Bristol Laughing Lab
CO, United States
13
3.362
Long Trail Brewing Hibernator
VT, United States
13
3.144
Rogue McRogue Scotch Ale
OR, United States
12
3.394
Schlafly Scotch Ale
MO, United States
12
3.474
Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale
FL, United States
11
3.821
AleSmith Barrel Aged Wee Heavy
CA, United States
11
3.886
McAuslan St. Ambroise L'Écosse (Scotch Ale)
Canada
11
3.421
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale
WI, United States
11
3.365
Samuel Adams Imperial Series Wee Heavy
MA, United States
10
3.785
Isle of Skye Cuillin Beast (Wee Beast)
United Kingdom
10
3.331
Appalachian Jolly Scot Scottish Ale
PA, United States
10
2.754
Grand Lake Plaid Bastard
CO, United States
9
3.367
Hoppin' Frog Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Scotch Red Ale
OH, United States
9
3.509
Inveralmond Lia Fail
United Kingdom
9
3.467
Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale
CA, United States
9
3.509
Saranac Single Malt
NY, United States
9
2.992
Traquair Bear Ale
United Kingdom
9
2.950
Tyranena Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale
WI, United States
9
3.600
St. Peter's The Saints Whisky Beer
United Kingdom
9
3.183
Neustadt Springs Scottish Pale Ale
Canada
8
3.364