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Scottish Ale - Scottish Heavy


A malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty

Flavor Profile: Entirely malt-focused, with flavors ranging from pale, bready malt with caramel overtones to rich-toasty malt with roasted accents (but never roasty) or a combination thereof. Fruity esters are not required but add depth yet are never high. Hop bitterness

Ingredients: Originally used Scottish pale malt, grits or flaked maize, and brewers caramel for color. Later adapted to use additional ingredients, such as amber and brown malts, crystal and wheat malts, and roasted grains or dark sugars for color but not for the ‘roa

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Scottish Heavy Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Scottish Ale Heavy
22 L 3.73% 13.92 1.039 1.011
All Grain 5409
Wee Heavy
5 gal 8.67% 24.39 1.093 1.027
extract 2892
smoked scotch ale
12 gal 7.17% 25.92 1.079 1.025
All Grain 2716
old chub clone
5 gal 8.18% 50.3 1.083 1.021
BIAB 2617
Emergency Scottish Heavy
7 gal 2.92% 18.8 1.039 1.017
All Grain 2227
Wee Heavy
3 gal 10.79% 66.56 1.114 1.031
BIAB 2030
Inveralmond - Lia Fail
19 L 4.74% 25.56 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1934
Corey's Wee Heavy
5 gal 8.37% 42.37 1.077 1.013
BIAB 1879
Brew Dog San Diego Scotch Ale
3 gal 9.4% 104.76 1.094 1.022
BIAB 1657
Santa Paws
22 L 4.98% 40.48 1.048 1.010
All Grain 1285

Newest Scottish Heavy Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Scotch Ale
5.5 gal 3.75% 13.56 1.042 1.014
All Grain 48
Scottish Heavy 14b
22 L 3.92% 14.01 1.039 1.009
All Grain 50
new year new beer
4 gal 9.64% 34.81 1.091 1.017
All Grain 21
Wee Heavy Carqamel
5.5 gal 9.46% 31.5 1.090 1.018
All Grain 16
Edinburgh Scottish Mild
2.75 gal 3.47% 18.27 1.037 1.011
BIAB 14
Wee Heavy
5.5 gal 7.78% 14.56 1.082 1.023
Partial Mash 53
Scottish Ale
3.5 gal 3.57% 14.39 1.035 1.008
extract 69
3 Second Rule Scotch Ale
5.75 gal 7.71% 32.36 1.077 1.018
BIAB 153
クランクスコッチ
550 L 9.97% 22.48 1.094 1.018
All Grain 55
Winter Warmer
5 gal 6.82% 46.07 1.069 1.017
extract 89

Fermentables Used In Scottish Heavy Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 108 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 75% 16% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 73 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 2% 1% - 12%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 71 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 73% 8% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 68 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 0% - 18%
US - Pale 2-Row 61 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 74% 11% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 54 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 3% 1% - 8%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 52 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 2% 0% - 16%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 50 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 8% 1% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 49 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 2% - 24%
American - Chocolate 43 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 0% - 12%

Hops Used In Scottish Heavy Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 128 5 54% 10% - 100%
Fuggles 92 4.5 46% 7% - 100%
Kent Goldings 47 5 61% 23% - 100%
Northern Brewer 31 7.8 68% 7% - 100%
Cascade 27 7 52% 16% - 100%
Goldings 23 4.5 59% 14% - 100%
Magnum 18 15 57% 10% - 100%
Willamette 14 4.5 51% 25% - 100%
Nugget 14 14 59% 3% - 100%
Centennial 14 10 45% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Scottish Heavy Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Roasted Barley 11 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 19% 7% - 59%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 7 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 43% 22% - 89%
American - Chocolate 7 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 25% 11% - 32%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 33% 7% - 75%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 4 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 21% 8% - 50%
Smoked Malt 4 Grain smoked malt 5°L
37 21% 7% - 31%
American - Pale 2-Row - Toasted 4 American Grain base malt 30°L
33 70% 37% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 4 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 16% 12% - 23%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 4 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 32% 24% - 45%
American - Black Barley 3 American Grain roasted malt 530°L
27 11% 5% - 19%

Yeasts Used In Scottish Heavy Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728 83 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°F
White Labs - Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast WLP028 58 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 72.5% 65°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 53 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 40 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 13 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 11 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Imperial Yeast - A31 Tartan 10 Imperial Yeast Ale Medium 72.5% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084 9 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Medium 73% 62°F 72°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 8 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Scottish Ale OYL-015 7 Omega Yeast Labs British Ales 0.1 Medium 75% 65°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Scottish Heavy Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 53 Water Agt Mash 24% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 33 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 31 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 28 Fining Boil 76% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 23 Other Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 22 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 44%
Chalk 18 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 59%
Phosphoric acid 11 Water Agt Mash 58% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 10 Water Agt Mash 75% 17% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 8 Water Agt Mash 36% 1% - 66%

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