Beltaine Scottish Ale | Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

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Beltaine Scottish AleBeltaine Scottish Ale

Brewed by:
Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant
Indiana, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Indybeer on 06-11-2006

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by awdturboiv:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Tilly
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Nice reddish brown clear with a healthy foamy beige 2 finger head. This beer leaves a lot of lacing all the way down.
A: Bread yeast, toffee, caramel.
T: Caramel, molasses toffee, sweetness of sloe plum, bread yeast.
M: Light medium body with a little bit if long lasting bitterness. Nicely carbonated.
O: A decent Scottish Ale. Happy it was offered at Inside the Cellar and quality as happy to have tried it.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried the Beltaine Scottish Ale whilst at the Shoreline Brewery. The appearance was nice....a deep rich brown clear color with virtually no head. Th enose carried a subtle sweet maltiness. The taste was good and rich...bolstered by sweet malt with earthy/peat undertones. There was some hop to balance the big malt. This beer would be best drunk during a fall session....while the leaves are turning.

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Photo of wrentmore
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stinadez
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedrewski86
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this yesterday at Shoreline Brewery. I saw that it was a Scottish Ale so I was hoping for something similar to a Robert the Bruce but I was somewhat disappointed. The color was nice, the head left very little lacing. Pretty malty brew, which is what I wanted but the taste seemed a little too sweet and fruity. I was really hoping for a bitter, chocolaty-coffee flavor with solid malt and I was let down. Don't get me wrong, it's a good beer, but the fruit taste and after-taste caught me by surprise.

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Photo of RaysHops
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I like a good Scottish Ale and this one held it's own.

Sweet & Rich aroma - a little heavy on the carbonation - creamy finish though!

Would definitely get it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Did not notice a bottled date.

Pours a dark garnet, somewhat opaque, with a one inch head and some spotty lacing. The smell is malt, caramel, smoke, figs, some cherries, some yeast. The taste is a little more malt forward than the nose, dates, some figs, yeast, caramel- especially in the aftertaste, light coffee, a hint of cherries. A light bitterness midway, a bit of a sweet note on the finish. Smooth, a good level of carbonation, a decent medium body.

Good flavor, enjoyable to drink, a solid example of the style.

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kaufmaal
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaddict
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Good Scottish ale, falls a little flat at the end

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of tmitch75
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's not often I get to try a GABF medal-winner on tap at the brewery... I was a little disappointed to start because this one was served too cold. I didn't have time to wait so I had to make do.

Cloudy brown color with thin tan head. Smell is malty and roasty with a slight sweetness. Probably would've smelled better if served at a more appropriate temperature.

Malty and sweet taste too with a nice peaty molasses flavor. The flavor did open up nicely as it warmed.

Medium body, very smooth but felt a bit light for the style.

Very tasty, temperature notwithstanding. I am glad I got to try it and I hope to get to the brewery again to give it another go.

Tasted on 7/8/08.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

not a bad beer not to strong and not too weak on the taste. Excellent for the style of beer and i will look forward to more from this brewing company

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Photo of grub
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

got this one from abbddull as part of the DLD 2010 in-person BIF. thanks!

64oz growler. sampled april 30/2010.

pours nice and clear deep dark red, not quite brown and showing some brilliant ruby and garnet hues when held to the light. a scant ring of fine light tan bubbles clings to the edge of the glass but leaves no lace.

aroma is nice. caramel and toffee. lightly toasted multi-grain bread. hints of dark chocolate and smoke. touch of alcohol.

taste is odd. starts of tasting a little bit lager-ish, then turns fruity, and quickly fades into a sort of burnt roasted astringent character. alcohol comes through slightly warm, far more than it should for a 4.7% beer. other character comes out on subsequent sips, but each time it fades into the burnt roasty astringent character. light caramel and toffee. toasted whole wheat bread. dark chocolate. coffee. bit of dark fruit and smoke. fairly low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is ok. medium body. low carbonation level, which could be due to the growler losing pressure during its travels so i won't hold it against it. light astringency.

drinkability is ok. the alcohol is more present than it should be for the style or a beer of this size. the beer itself seems like it's just a few points off from where it should be. a bit less roast, a bit less fruit, and perhaps a bit more malt. still, an interesting brew that i'd give another try if given the opportunity.

actually, as this one warmed it really grew on me. the malt and the body filled out on it a little. that astringent character started to fade. the lack of carbonation was far less of a problem. this is actually a fairly nice scottish ale now. if you've got some of this, i recommend letting it warm up to at least 50-55F, and if you aren't enjoying it, let it warm a little more.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwade5
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of B1G
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricCioe
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Beltaine Scottish Ale from Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 58 ratings