Scotch Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Scotch Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • An extremely malty beer that really emphasizes malt over hops
  • Includes a single addition of Northern Brewer hops
  • Estimated ABV: 8%
  • Estimated IBUs: 19-23
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

This Scotch Ale recipe is a huge, malty beer with a deep rich copper color. Scotch Ales have a flavor a little reminiscent of single malt Scotch with smoky overtones and roasted flavors. With a 1.075 to 1.080 starting gravity and 24 IBU of bitterness, it is distinctly malty, but not cloying like some Scotch Ale recipes. Scotch Ale strains typically ferment well down to 60 degrees and leave behind very few esters or fruity flavors, emphasizing the malt.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.082-86
  • SRM (Color Range): 18-19
  • IBUs: 19-23
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%



Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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Lonny S on Apr 23, 2022
Special price
Greg B on Jan 22, 2022
Lonny S on Apr 23, 2022
Something new.
Rene R on Feb 25, 2022
Special price
Greg B on Jan 22, 2022
Seemed like a great deal with the 50% off and all the grain you get.
Timothy W on Jan 22, 2022
That's what I wanted to brew :)
JEROME MORIGNOT on Dec 23, 2021
Didnt feel like making up a formulation, high gravity and wanted something malty
Hutch on Oct 30, 2021
Wanted to brew a wee heavy
John E on Apr 7, 2021
Sounds delicious
Ethan G on Mar 3, 2021
Because it has low IBU's
Gary Sandhoff on Oct 27, 2020
There are hop heads and Malt Mouths. And while I can go both ways I'm the latter of the two.
Michael Tapscott on Oct 6, 2020
For my beer club competition
Scott s on May 22, 2020
What a deal!
Dean K on May 21, 2020
Love me some Scotch Ale, can't wait to try it!
Daniel I on May 21, 2020
Got Scottish Ale in 'Hogwarts' Orlando
Kay B on Aug 28, 2019
looked interesting.
William F on Jun 26, 2019
Excellent value on a great beer
FRED Z on Jun 7, 2019
Taste good
Clem G on May 2, 2019
Kit of the week
Jim K on Apr 15, 2019
sounds good
Thomas C on Apr 12, 2019
What a deal!!!
Dean K on Apr 12, 2019
great price!!
Dave F on Apr 11, 2019
It sounds malty, I like malty
Scott B on Apr 11, 2019
Wife pick
John K on Feb 4, 2019
Something new.
Rene R on Feb 25, 2022
Seemed like a great deal with the 50% off and all the grain you get.
Timothy W on Jan 22, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Scotch Ale
I first brewed this beer because I wanted a dark beer with low IBU's. Now I brew this beer just for the great taste and flavor! You can't go wrong with one!
August 5, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent and simple - pairs super well with choc-chip cookies!
Easy kit to brew and, with the LalBrew Nottingham yeast, nailed the Scotch ale flavor. I'm doing BIAB and I think I was a little short on my start volume (7 gallons instead of my usual 7.5)...as a result, the ABV finished at 10.4%. Yeah...drink two of these and you better be taking Uber if you leave the house.

Warning on the Nottingham yeast (see my review) which is the perfect match for this kit - it is super aggressive; start with a blow-off hose and a 6.5+ gallon fermentation vessel (or plan on mopping the ceiling like I had to).
February 12, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This will be a staple in the Keezer!
This is an excellent kit, brewed it twice in 10-gallon batches, both times coming in at 11.1% ABV utilizing 2200 ml yeast starter. Great malt flavor and an easy brew day with only two hop additions.
February 4, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice ale
A nice “wee heavy” ale. I brewed the AGK version using a single infusion at a 153 mash temp, standard mash out and fly sparge. Utilized Edinburgh Ale yeast in a 1L starter. 2 week fermentation and 2 week bottle condition to first sample, good color & carbonation with solid head retention.

It is a bit less sweet than some other scotch ale's I've had but overall quite tasty and true to the style. Yes I would brew this again.
June 21, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Sent me an all-grain kit with extract instructions!
Ordered the all-grain kit. On brew day I'm mashing according to the instruction in the package. Thirty minutes in and I realize you sent me the extract instructions. Mashed for thirty minutes at way too high temp. I take some blame on this for not reading everything before I start. For us new to brewing people, this can be an easy mistake. May make a big difference in taste. being new to brewing, I'm not sure. I'll try to update this when get a chance to taste the beer. For now, two stars.
May 25, 2020
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
We are so sorry for our mixup that caused you such a headache and trouble with your batch. We try our best to get your everything you need for a hassle-free brewday. While we hope this batch comes out great, please give us a call and we will get you a replacement kit for a redemption brew. Our phone number is 1-800-600-0033 or you can email in to info@moreflavor.com. We are here 7 days a week and always ready and eager to help you make the best beer possible every time. CHeers!
May 26, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Added oak cubes soaked in bourbon as well as vanilla beans after racking to secondary. Turned out quite tasty.
Final result...not too shabby...
Final result...not too shabby...
January 24, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
3rd time buying this one
Very smooth, everyone that I know keeps asking me to make this one again.
June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Great base beer
I pitched in some of the White Labs High Gravity Ale Yeast (WLP099) and this turned out great! The flavor/aroma turned out more similar to a Belgian quad than a Scotch ale. I've found this a great base beer for experimenting with. I'm ordering more now!
December 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
Not what I expected
I expected more of this recipe. Very standard Scottish ale, didn?t get the body and sweetness I like of Scottish ales.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
Turned out amazing and I will be buying this one again. Great to have on tap to balance out offerings of IPA or Pils.
May 30, 2013