Why would one want to brew beer without hops? Aren't hops the whole point?
Hops do balance out the flavor profile of beer...they counter the malty sweetness with hoppy bitterness. Before hops brewers used all manner of spices and whatnot. One such mix of spices was called gruit. They settled on using hops for a reason
I read that your traditional Scottish (or is it Scotch) ales didn't have hops, because the supply was controlled by the Brits. They wouldn't buy them as a matter of pride.
I'm sure most modern Scottish beers use some hops, but they remain very malty to this day. I have to admit that it ain't my bag, baby. I just got an "IPA" brewed in Scotland, and the lack of any real hop character really disappointed me. If that's their idea of a "hoppy" beer, then they can keep the rest.
So to summarize, you'd better like a "malty" beer if you feel like trying it.....as for me, I'll pass, thank you.