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
McEwans Best Scotch
United Kingdom
5
3.475
Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Scotch Red Ale
OH, United States
5
3.613
French Broad Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale
NC, United States
5
3.300
Atlas Three Sisters
United Kingdom
5
3.388
Isle of Arran Dark
United Kingdom
5
3.250
Ballast Point Piper Down
CA, United States
5
3.400
Nils Oscar Julöl (2001 & 2002)
Sweden
5
3.338
Depot Street Southbound Scottish Ale
TN, United States
5
3.250
Christmas Leroy
Belgium
4
3.186
Nodding Head 60 Shilling Ale
PA, United States
4
3.014
Broughton Greenmantle Ale
United Kingdom
4
2.843
Fearless Scottish Ale
OR, United States
4
3.143
Kettle House Cold Smoke Scotch Ale
MT, United States
4
3.300
McEwans 80 Shilling
United Kingdom
4
3.314
Great Dane Stone of Scone Scotch Ale
WI, United States
4
3.200
Oggi's McGarvey's Scottish Ale
CA, United States
4
2.857
Upstream Dundee Scotch Ale
NE, United States
4
3.271
Square One Single Malt Scotch Ale
MO, United States
4
3.543
Baileys Sloppish Scottish
PA, United States
4
2.457
Iron Hill Wee Heavy
DE, United States
4
3.629