Scotch Ale is the name given to a strong ale believed to have originated in Edinburgh in the 19th century. These beers are popular in Belgium and the US where most are brewed locally. The malt used by brewers in Scotland is not dried by peat burning, the Scottish whisky distilleries use low nitrogen barley dried by peat burning. The flavor of these smoked malts when used in beers is reminiscent of whisky, and such beers are popular in France, Belgium and America. These beers are often named Whiskey Ale or Scotch Ale by the brewers.
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