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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 7577
Wee Heavy
5 gal 8.67% 24.39 1.093 1.027
extract 3165
smoked scotch ale
12 gal 7.17% 25.92 1.079 1.025
All Grain 3102
old chub clone
5 gal 8.18% 50.3 1.083 1.021
BIAB 2910
Emergency Scottish Heavy
7 gal 2.92% 18.8 1.039 1.017
All Grain 2558
Corey's Wee Heavy
5 gal 8.37% 42.37 1.077 1.013
BIAB 2333
Wee Heavy
3 gal 10.79% 66.56 1.114 1.031
BIAB 2324
Inveralmond - Lia Fail
19 L 4.74% 25.56 1.048 1.012
All Grain 2212
Brew Dog San Diego Scotch Ale
3 gal 9.4% 104.76 1.094 1.022
BIAB 1884
Santa Paws
22 L 4.98% 40.48 1.048 1.010
All Grain 1494

Newest Scottish Heavy Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Scottish Heavy 80/-
5.5 gal 5.62% 0 1.057 1.014
BIAB 15
Scottish 70/-
5.5 gal 3.55% 19.52 1.038 1.011
All Grain 106
Freedom Fighter - All Grain
5.5 gal 7.47% 29.79 1.079 1.022
All Grain 50
Scottish Ale
27.5 L 7.29% 15.47 1.077 1.022
All Grain 45
Lara's Scottish Heavey
5.5 gal 7.44% 34.43 1.078 1.021
All Grain 44
Scottish Ale (Light)
20.8 L 3.82% 14.85 1.038 1.009
All Grain 53
Tolbooth 70 Shilling
3.75 gal 3.64% 20.15 1.038 1.010
BIAB 50
Red Ale
5.5 gal 7.57% 22.2 1.076 1.018
Partial Mash 44
Andy142 Scottish Heavy ale
20 gal 9.97% 22.47 1.101 1.025
All Grain 44
Cory big Wee Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
5.5 gal 7.61% 31.61 1.075 1.017
All Grain 96

Fermentables Used In Scottish Heavy Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 119 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 16% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 77 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 2% 0% - 12%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 74 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 73% 8% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 70 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 0% - 18%
US - Pale 2-Row 63 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 73% 11% - 100%
Special B 57 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 3% 1% - 8%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 55 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 2% 0% - 16%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 53 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 46 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 136 5 53% 10% - 100%
Fuggles 94 4.5 48% 7% - 100%
Kent Goldings 47 5 61% 23% - 100%
Northern Brewer 31 7.8 68% 7% - 100%
Cascade 24 7 51% 16% - 100%
Goldings 22 4.5 59% 14% - 100%
Magnum 17 15 55% 10% - 100%
Nugget 15 14 62% 3% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 14 5.5 33% 0% - 100%
Perle 14 8.2 35% 19% - 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%
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%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 4 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 21% 8% - 50%
American - Pale 2-Row - Toasted 4 American Grain base malt 30°L
33 70% 37% - 100%
Smoked Malt 4 Grain smoked malt 5°L
37 21% 7% - 31%
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 89 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 62 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast WLP028 59 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 72.5% 65°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 41 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Imperial Yeast - A31 Tartan 14 Imperial Yeast Ale Medium 72.5% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 12 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
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084 11 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 64 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 40 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 38 Water Agt Boil 13% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 33 Fining Boil 70% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 28 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 44%
Whirlfloc 25 Fining Boil 63% 0% - 100%
Chalk 23 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 59%
Phosphoric acid 12 Water Agt Mash 63% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 11 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 10 Water Agt Mash 69% 0% - 100%

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