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Shoreline Brewery

Shoreline Brewery
Beltaine Scottish Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.85%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Shoreline Brewery
Beltaine Scottish Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.85%
Clear bronze color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, cocoa, and blueberry Danish with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, relaxed peppered kale and brazil nut finish. A solid, very even and sessionable Scottish ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: caramelized fruits and nuts, cocoa, and blueberry Danish
Taste Flavor: peppered kale and brazil nut
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, very even and sessionable Scottish ale.
The Producer

Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant

The Producer
208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
USA
1 219-879-4677
Scottish Style Ale
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Serve in a Thistle
Classic examples of Scottish ales are dark brown in color and average between 4-10% in alcohol. They are less hoppy than their English counterparts and often have a slightly viscous and sweet caramel malt character due to incomplete fermentation. Included in this category are Scotch ales, or “wee heavys”, which typically sit at the high end of the scale in terms of alcohol. These beers can be found all over the world, including the US market where many craft brewers produce more toned-down versions of the otherwise strong and malty Scottish originals. Some Scottish-style ales feature a slight, peat-like smokiness, but this is not a defining characteristic of the style.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Founders Dirty Bastard, Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale and Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.
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Scottish Style Ale