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The Best Scottish Beers

Updated September 25, 2018 354 votes 98 voters 7.8k 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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  • Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve1
    14
    2

    Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve

    9% alcohol
  • BrewDog Punk IPA2
    22
    12

    BrewDog Punk IPA

    5.6% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh3
    29
    26

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh

    8% alcohol
  • Traquair Jacobite Ale4
    19
    14

    Traquair Jacobite Ale

    8% alcohol
  • BrewDog Paradox Jura5
    10
    4

    BrewDog Paradox Jura

    15%
  • Orkney Dark Island Reserve6
    10
    4

    Orkney Dark Island Reserve

    10% alcohol
  • BrewDog Tokyo7
    7
    2

    BrewDog Tokyo

    16.5% alcohol
  • Tempest Red Eye Flight8
    7
    2

    Tempest Red Eye Flight

    7.4% alcohol
  • BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You9
    8
    5

    BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You

    9.5% alcohol
  • BrewDog Hardcore IPA10
    6
    3

    BrewDog Hardcore IPA

    9.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog Dog A11
    6
    4

    BrewDog Dog A

    15.1% alcohol
  • BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran12
    5
    2

    BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran

    10% alcohol
  • BrewDog Abstrakt AB:1313
    4
    2

    BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13

    11.3% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 Year Old)14
    5
    4

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • BrewDog Libertine Black Ale15
    3
    2

    BrewDog Libertine Black Ale

    7.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog Hello, My Name Is Ingrid16
    5
    4

    BrewDog Hello, My Name Is Ingrid

    8.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog / Nøgne Ø Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon17
    5
    4

    BrewDog / Nøgne Ø Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon

    17.2% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh 199118
    2
    2

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991

    10.5% alcohol
  • BrewDog Paradox Grain19
    2
    2

    BrewDog Paradox Grain

    15% alcohol
  • BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale20
    2
    2

    BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale

    11.9% alcohol
  • BrewDog Abstrakt AB:1221
    1
    4

    BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

    11.2% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)22
    4
    4

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • BrewDog Christmas Paradox 201223
    1
    7

    BrewDog Christmas Paradox 2012

    15% alcohol
  • BrewDog Coffee & Chocolate24
    3
    4

    BrewDog Coffee & Chocolate

    9.5% alcohol
  • Traquair 90025
    4
    6

    Traquair 900

    9% alcohol