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The Best Scottish Beers

Updated September 25, 2018 473 votes 102 voters 8.1k views30 items

List RulesBeers from the country of Scotland.

Scots love to drink, so it's no surprise they make great beers. In addition to their awesome accents, pub-lined streets, haggis, kilts, and bagpipes, Scotland is home to delicious beers. This list has the best Scottish beers, as ranked by beer drinkers.

Beer has been produced in Scotland for over 5,000 years, longer than anywhere else in Europe. These people know their stuff, so it’s no wonder that some of the world’s best beers hail from Scotland. The most popular styles of beer produced in Scotland are the famous Scotch Ale and India Pale Ale.

This list contains the most popular types of Scottish beer, including: Harviestoun Ola Dubh, BrewDog Dog A, BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran, BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You, BrewDog Paradox Jura, Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991, Traquair Jacobite Ale, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho, and Orkney Dark Island Reserve.

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  • 1
    25
    4

    BrewDog Paradox Jura

    15%
  • 2
    22
    4

    Orkney Dark Island Reserve

    10% alcohol
  • 3
    14
    3

    BrewDog Hardcore IPA

    9.2% alcohol
  • 4
    13
    2

    BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran

    10% alcohol
  • 5
    14
    4

    BrewDog / Nøgne Ø Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon

    17.2% alcohol
  • 6
    17
    8

    Traquair Jacobite Ale

    8% alcohol
  • 7
    21
    14

    BrewDog Punk IPA

    5.6% alcohol
  • 8
    13
    4

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • 9
    11
    2

    BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13

    11.3% alcohol
  • 10
    28
    25

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh

    8% alcohol
  • 11
    10
    4

    BrewDog Hello, My Name Is Ingrid

    8.2% alcohol
  • 12
    9
    4

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • 13
    9
    4

    BrewDog Coffee & Chocolate

    9.5% alcohol
  • 14
    9
    5

    Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve

    9% alcohol
  • 15
    7
    2

    BrewDog Libertine Black Ale

    7.2% alcohol
  • 16
    10
    6

    Traquair 900

    9% alcohol
  • 17
    6
    2

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991

    10.5% alcohol
  • 18
    4
    2

    BrewDog Paradox Grain

    15% alcohol
  • 19
    6
    2

    Tempest Red Eye Flight

    7.4% alcohol
  • 20
    4
    2

    BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale

    11.9% alcohol
  • 21
    10
    8

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • 22
    2
    4

    BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

    11.2% alcohol
  • 23
    8
    5

    BrewDog Tokyo

    16.5% alcohol
  • 24
    2
    7

    BrewDog Christmas Paradox 2012

    15% alcohol
  • 25
    7
    4

    BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout

    9.5% alcohol