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Highland Lager - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

Highland LagerHighland Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%


Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2002)
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The_Doubtful_Guest

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-15-2013 19:55:07 | More by The_Doubtful_Guest
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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curasowa

New York

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of off-white head that fades slowly to a thin cap.

Aroma: Fairly muted aroma; sweet malt, bread dough, some slight graininess and hints of lemon.

Taste: Fairly sweet and creamy up-front, becoming more grainy towards the middle. Mild hop bitterness and some breadiness builds towards the finish which is lingering and metallic.

The Rest: A nice, easy drinking, full flavored lager. A great hanging-out beer.

Serving type: growler

08-24-2013 18:19:18 | More by curasowa
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-05-2013 23:41:27 | More by TonyY
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +40.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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New York

3/5  rDev -16%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -23%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-30-2012 13:30:42 | More by 1BadblueSS
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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TheDeuce

New York

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rohrbach Highland Lager...on tap at the Inn on the Lake Lounge in Canandaigua, NY

Appearance-a mild red glass out of the tap, medium sized head but it leaves quickly.

Smell-roasted malt with a sweet back end, mixes with light hops. Notably sweet.

Taste/Mouthfeel- Heavy malted taste, hint of nuts in the forefront, residual sweetness. Another layer of hops on the way down, very smooth, finishes bitter. Light mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Light but flavorful.

Overall- an enjoyable beer, a lot of flavor in a light mouthfeel. Would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 15:56:11 | More by TheDeuce
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You may be asking, "how can you be reviewing a bottle when Rohrbach is growler/draft only?" well, I got a bottled sample directly from the brewery.

A: amber in color and clear, Highland has a decent head and a touch of lacing.

S: bouquet is bold, with healthy doses of caramel, almonds, and a touch of butter.

T: malty sweet, with almonds and butter in the front and a touch of spicy hops to fight the sweetness. I'm not so sure how much I appreciate the diacetyl in this one. Other than the bitter, everything is tasty.

M: medium body with a touch of silkiness and little carbonation.

D: a hometown favorite of Rochester, this is one of Rohrbach's best sellers. I am a more fond of their scotch ale, but this is a fairly well made lager. That's not to say that cutting the diacetyl down a bit wouldn't help. Either way, this is worth a shot if you're in the Rochester area.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 23:48:49 | More by Avagadro
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majesticsock

New York

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a very dark color, almost the same color as an almond. It looks tasty. Not many bubbles are visible and there's little head to speak of. The smell is very good, definitely can smell some toffee and caramel in this.

The taste has a nice and strong roasted flavor with a hint of hops. The mouthfeel seemed a bit light, especially on the carbonation.

Overall, a solid beer. I could see myself drinking the entire growler.

Serving type: growler

05-18-2009 00:01:04 | More by majesticsock
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yesyouam

New York

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Rerate, on tap at WatchaGotCookin in Fairport, NY: Highland Lager is clear, sparkling and amber. The off-white head is soft, tenacious and leaves great lacing. The aroma is fresh and of light grain, caramel and a little roast. Very inviting. The mouth feel is medium-light, pretty watery and grainy or chalky. There is more flavor here than I expected. It is nutty, almost like pistachios. The caramel flavor from the aroma is present in the flavor as well. There is much more of a roasty flavor than I anticipated. There is not really any bitterness to speak of. All of the flavor seems to be from the malt. The aftertaste is nutty. This is a pretty good session lager. [+1 appearance, +2 overall]
(rated Sep 18, 2007)

Original rating from 1 Aug 2007: (Growler from Hegedorns) Highland Lager is a clear and sparkling deep amber lager with a slight off-white ring of a head. The aroma is of fruity wooden hops with dark sweet malt extract. It's almost smokey. It is medium-light bodied and a little flat. It's a little chalky but not too bad. It's lightly bittered, a little resiny, a little metallic. It ends with a sweet snap and leaves the flavor of molasses in its wake. It's OK for a lager. The flavor is not very focused or prominent. It looks darker than it is.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2008 03:24:29 | More by yesyouam
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doctchad

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a good amber flavor and color. It was definely nothing to right home about, but the fact i was able to get it in a growler for 7 dollars, made it well worth it.

In the end the price was great for a pretty good ambler, could have paid more for a less tasting amber lager.

It was a great party hit as well was able to buy two growlers for the night and just hung out and watched football games

It was pretty smooth drinking so you can't go wrong with this choice. So i say if you see this amber lager in a growler pick it up and enjoy

Serving type: growler

12-18-2008 16:57:21 | More by doctchad
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WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber color with a 1/2" offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, pale and crystal malt scent with a light hop aroma. The taste is good. It's quite flavorful with a complex malt taste. It boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a light hoppy finish. It has a wonderful roasted character that adds a toastey dryness in the finish. The mouthfeel is great. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very enjoyable amber lager. It has a tremendous malt bill for the style. Recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2008 14:22:29 | More by WesWes
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Highland Lager from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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