Wigram Wee Reeky Peat Smoked Scotch Ale (500ml Bottle)
Pouring a deep russet reddish-brown, our Scotch ale presents strong toasty nutty malt aromas with just a hint to of earthy smoke.
Intense flavors of caramel and sweet malt add to the full-bodied mouth feel.
A subtle additional of peat smoked malt round off the finish.
Wee Reeky is best paired with Venison or a pungent cheese. Slanj!
Scotch Ale was the name given to a strong pale ale from Edinburgh in the 19th century. This was typical of the strong pale ales brewed in Britain at that time - mainly pale barley malt and moderate hopping, and were not that stylistically different to English Strong Ales or Barley Wines. The name however became regionalised so that a strong pale ale from Scotland became known as a Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy. Beers using the designation Scotch Ale are popular in the USA where most examples are brewed locally. Examples of beers brewed in the USA under the name Wee Heavy tend to be 7% abv and higher, while Scottish brewed examples, such as Belhavens Wee Heavy, are typically between 5.5% and 6.5% abv.