This time it's the fun topic of Scotch Ale.
I’m only going to consider strong Scotch Ales as being in this category. Scottish Shilling Ales – 60/-, 70/- and 80/- are just types of Pale Ale.
Scottish breweries were dead dull for most of the 20th century, William Younger excepted. Most had a single recipe, from which they’d parti-gyle three Pale Ales – 60/-, 70/- and 80/- - plus possibly a Strong Ale. Sometimes they even managed to parti-gyle Stout with Pale Ale.
I’m classing Scotch Ale as two types. Which rather than pissing around with some abstract description, I’ll define in reference to two William Younger beers: No. 1 and No. 3. Though the latter type seems to have been peculiar to them. Strong Ales from other Scottish breweries were mostly along the lines of No. 1.
The No. 1 type of Scotch Ale was around 1070º - 1080º, dark and not particularly well attenuated. At most breweries it was parti-gyled with Pale Ales and so was effectively a double-strength Scottish Pale Ale."
"Austerity!" by Ronald Pattinson, 2235, pages 100 - 101.
|Scotch Ale 1947 - 1950|
|1948||Ballingall||"Angus" Strong Ale||1073.5||1023.5||6.49||68.03%|
|1948||Calder||Scotch Strong Ale||1065.5||1019||6.04||70.99%|
|1950||Campbell||Royal Scotch Ale||1080.1||1014.2||8.66||82.27%||77|
|1948||Fowler||Twelve Guinea Ale||1080||1021.5||7.63||73.13%|
|1949||Fowler||Twelve Guinea Ale||1077.7||1030.3||6.13||61.00%||100|
|1948||Jeffrey||Strong Ale No. 1||1067||1025||5.43||62.69%|
|1948||Steel Coulson||Strong Ale||1063||1026||4.77||58.73%|
|1947||Usher||Old Scotch Ale||1073.5||1020.5||6.90||72.11%|
|1947||Younger, Wm.||No. 1 Strong Ale||1074||1022||6.76||70.27%|
|1950||Younger, Wm.||Scotch Ale||1087.6||1017.5||9.21||80.02%||60|
|Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/002.|
|Thomas Usher Gravity Book held at the Scottish Brewing Archive, document TU/6/11.|