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Old 11-28-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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scotch ales seem like theyd be a beer style that i'd really enjoy but i'm not sure if ive had one before. i want to brew one but dont know if i can wait a long time for it to fully condition before i drink it. anyways, does anyone know of a widely available (or at least one i can find in CO or TX) commercial beer thats this style?

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Old 11-28-2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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McEwan's ("Scotch Ale") and Belhaven ("Wee Heavy") both make a Scotch ale that you might be able to find in a quality brew store.

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Old 11-28-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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i'll have to look for those... i just thought of one actually that i think is a scotch ale that i know i can get from one of my local liquor stores- old chubb from oskar blues, i can't remeber if its a scotch ale or just a heavier (120 shilling) type scottish ale

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Old 11-29-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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McEwans also has an IPA that's wonderful. As a big Scottish-style ale fan, this one surprised me. I didn't notice an overwhelming hops presence, but the maltiness was great. I think, from what I remember, that the Newcastle/McEwan's rep told me they were no longer distributing the IPA in TX (a shame) so maybe you'll be able to find some in CO.

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Old 11-29-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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McTanahan's Scotch Ale (?), Belhaven Scottish Ale, Belhaven Saint Andrew's Sle, or Belhaven Wee Heavy. a normal 80/- Scotch Ale doesn't really have to condition long. the Wee Heavy would benefit. a cool fermentation around 50-55 degrees for two weeks really helps though. i'm brewing my 1st wee heavy this weekend and have been reading up on 'em. need a nice healthy starter too.

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Belhaven Scottish Ale. I prefer this over the rest available here.

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even ove Belhaven Wee Heavy? i did a few 12 oz curls w/ the Scottish Ale last night...yummy.....

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I had many Hennepins last night. I tapped the keg yesterday, and it is dead on. The corriander, and orange peel are great. Almost a peppery taste. About 5.5% and getting clearer every day.

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whats the difference betweeb all those types of belhaven? and what is the line the beer has to cross to become a 'scotch' ale. i assume these are bigger than a 120 shilling but i'm having trouble figuring out the difference. the old chubb weighs in at almost 9% abv--would that be a scotch ale, or a wee heavy, or what...its just listed as a scottish ale.

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McEwans also has an IPA that's wonderful. As a big Scottish-style ale fan, this one surprised me. I didn't notice an overwhelming hops presence, but the maltiness was great. I think, from what I remember, that the Newcastle/McEwan's rep told me they were no longer distributing the IPA in TX (a shame) so maybe you'll be able to find some in CO.
I bought some in OK the other day and I agree. It's great!
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