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Highlander - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Highlander
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Garland Flying Saucer.

The beer pours a brownish-red color with a white head. The aroma is oak, caramel malt and dark fruit. The flavor is a complicated mix of alcohol, caramel malt, syrup, oak, dark fruit, brown sugar, raisins and some smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jun 07, 2010
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a snifter.

A: Dark amber light white head and no lacing.

S: Vanilla and alcohol. Really thought this was bourbon aged, jokes on me. Good malt and some maple in the back ground.

T: Thick malty backbone with lots of vanilla, light smoke and good strong oak. The alcohol is present on the finish but is nice and warming.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. Coats the tongue very well and leaves the mouth kind of full.

D: I have wee-heavys and this was the best beer I had at RealTail BA Beerfest.

rwf08, Jul 19, 2010
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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rudyard's in Houston.

A: Pours a hazy dark brown color. A very minimal beige head forms, and recedes to a light film in a second. Very light lace.
S: Lots of complexities in the nose. Toasted malt. Sweet caramel up front. A smoky and woody aroma. Apples and pears linger. Some yeast. A light vinous aroma. Really inviting.
T: Again, lots of stuff going on. It does not come together as well as the nose though. Light toasted malt. Smoke and wood with some caramel sweetness.
M/D: A medium body that is almost under carbonated. A little thin. Plenty of warming alcohol. Though a really good beer to sip on.

I really enjoyed this. Not my favorite of Real Ale's barrel aged beers, but very good none the less. Something that I would recommend.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet caramel malt vanilla oak and alcohol

T - Follows the nose with sweet caramel malt vanilla and oak flavor with an alcohol finish

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - I'm really liking what the barrel aging has done for this beer making it more complex and smooth a must get if you see it around

armock, Jul 05, 2010
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Highlander from Real Ale Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.