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Scottish-style ales vary depending on strength and flavour, but in general retain a malt-forward character with some degree of caramel-like malt flavours and a soft and chewy mouthfeel. Some examples feature a light smoked peat flavour. Hops do not play a huge role in this style. The numbers commonly associated with brands of this style (60/70/80 and others) reflect the Scottish tradition of listing the cost, in shillings, of a hogshead (large cask) of beer. Overly smoked versions would be considered specialty examples. Smoke or peat should be restrained.