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Highlander - Real Ale Brewing Company

Highlander
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.86%


Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Real Heavy aged in French and American Wine Barrels and blended together.

(Beer added by: GregSVT on 04-22-2010)
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-10-2013 04:35:41 | More by tubeyes
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: it pours with a slight head and very think with no transparency (which is what I look for in these heavier beers).
S: An amazing sweetness that is something unique to this beer and why I rated it so high. You know you are getting a quality aged beer
T: Almost reminds me of a maple-ish flavor with a solid background that allows the barrel aged potency to shine
M: A little heavy but something I have come to expect with these aged beers
O: A unique barrel aged treat that is work the $$ if you find it. An overall solid flavor profile that allows the barrel flavors to shine

Serving type: growler

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11 oz. pour. Stemmed tulip.

Look- Murky brown, half finger of off-white head. Very fine froth, decent retention.

Smell - Whoof! Big, barley-forward nose here! Raspberry jam, fig, concord grape. Light smokiness. Sweet, vinous, more fig. Mild booze - vinegar, but only in the best way. Very bold, pungent even.

Taste- Well, this tastes like straight-up fig Newtons. Go figure. Soft, round, ripe,, vinous fruit hits straight off, followed by a mellow sweet biscuit. Finishes with brown sugar, light tealike hop flavor. Mild-moderate green, fresh minty something mixes it up with a dank earthiness. Robustly figgy. Can't say I've ever had quite like it.
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Highlander from Real Ale Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.