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Highlander | Fyne Ales Ltd

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Fyne Ales Ltd
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Toddv29424 on 04-29-2005

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, pale golden orange colour, with one finger of dense foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some large swaths of arched lace around the glass as it subsides. It smells of semi-sweet pastry bread malt, a bit of orange and grapefruit, and floral, earthy hops. The taste is somewhat bitter citrus and leafy hops, bready, biscuit malt, and further earthy dryness, with the booze... uh, just kidding. The carbonation is present, and sedate, the body medium weight, and adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, a tad, the workaday malt, pleasant in its steadfastness, playing off lazily against the falteringly bitter muddle of aforementioned hops.

A tasty, balanced, and understated ale. The "Strong" in the subtitling is kind of amusing, as this could well qualify as a desirable pub re-order.

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Photo of Zimbo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drunk in the West Highlands last week at the Barn in Lerags.

Appearance and nose do an outstanding job of hiding this beer's celestial core.

Yellow shade of orangy brown sparkle with a thin whispy baldy head. Earthy chewy dry with a hint of deep perfectly restrained toffee. Beautiful long long lingering bitterness which is just devine and just gently intently and firmly coats the entire inside of your mouth. Super intensity without a whiff of the extreme anywhere in the vacinity.


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Photo of shearer292
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured an golden amber colour with a slight white head, very clear, nice looking beer.

Smell - sweet floral smell, hints of honey, slight grapefruit and pineapple smell, a little bit of pine as it begins to warm.

Taste - sweet and smooth at the beginning then moves onto fruit, slight bitterness on the finish with the pine coming through quite a bit, really pleasant taste.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and quite thick, nice feel in the mouth, not too carbonated.

Overall - this is a quite good beer, has the depth of flavour without being overpowering and even though it is a bit thick and smooth it goes down very easy, would buy again.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours murky orange with a nice tan creamy head that slowly dissipates into nice lacings.

S: Ratner discrete smell with sweet malt and some fruit, mainly citric notes. Butter and nuts.

T: Rich sweet malt combined with bitter hops, well balanced. Butter and nuts. Citiric notes. A bit bready.

M: Long-lasting aftertaste that's almost bonedry bitterness. Body is medium and carbonation is moderate.

O: This is a very nice Scottish Ale. A nice example of the style.

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Photo of Toddv29424
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No doubt that anyone reviewing on this site will find this the best of all the Fyne Ales. The other ones (at least that I have had) seem to be water-heavy and lack a distinct flavor. This on the other hand has such a quality.

The smell is malty with a hint of citrus, apricot, and freshness, much more defined than one would expect especially from an ale. The taste doesn't have any citrus in it, but rather a sweet malty start with a refreshing hop-ed finish. The two complement each other nicely.

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Highlander from Fyne Ales Ltd
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