Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing
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4.3/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter on 12/10/09
10/20/09 etched on the bottle
A - Hazy, dark copper with highlights of burnt amber, crimson & rust. An aggressive pour resulted in but an 1/8th inch all but disappears quickly. Swirling causes this process to repeat with some bubbles clinging to the perimeter. Small spots of lacing line the glass.
S - Sweet caramel malt is most notable with a decent dry biscuit-like aroma as well. This is offset by modest hop notes; most evident as earthy & floral with just a few faint hints of citrus.
T - Thankfully the hops are more assertive here than in the nose. Floral hops greet the tongue & are followed by spicy bitterness - hints of pine & maybe tangerine. Still prominent is the malt bill which comes across as very toasted. Caramel, though, is still distinct.
M - Heavier side of medium bodied. It leans more towards the creamy end of the carbonation spectrum, though plenty of prickles are to be found on the front end. Bitterness lingers shortly on the finish.
D - Drinkability is awesome. This is a nicely balanced beer with plenty of good flavor. I do like that it is fairly hoppy. Easily recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2010 01:05:10 | More by Ryan011235
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