About the Scottish Ale

Scottish Ales (also known as Scotch Ales) are often enjoyed during the winter. Their flavors are rich and malty with sweet notes of caramel and toffee.

Historically, the Scottish Ale encompasses the four sub-styles Scottish Light, Scottish Heavy, Scottish Export, and Wee Heavy. Their names were indicative of the beer’s gravity and its expected cost for a barrel of beer.

Dirty Bastard is a Scottish-style Ale by Founders Brewing Co. that’s malty and sweet with a complex balance of bitterness.

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Belhaven Scottish Ale is brewed in the Scottish Export style by Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. and blends biscuit, toffee, earthy hops, and lemon.

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Backwoods Bastard, a Scottish Ale by Founders Brewing Co. is a boozy, easy sipper of bourbon, oak, caramel, chocolate, cherry, and dark fruits.

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Pumpkin Down is a Scottish Ale by Ballast Point Brewing Company whose use of pumpkin and spices nicely complement the style’s toasty malt.

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Maple Scotch is a Scottish Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. that sweetly combines caramel, maple syrup, and bready malt.

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