Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing
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3/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
im starting to think highland brewing cant get their shi-stuff together.
their year round beers are, to be frank, underwhelming. especially this beer. to me it tastes like burnt hops...i do like the roasty characteristics of stouts and porters but in an ale im expecting it to taste, well, ale-y; i like those citrusy and hoppy smells and flavors from a good ale.
this beer looks good-it has a nice reddish/copperish/brown apperance. it smells good-nice hops and malts and all that.
but as soon as i taste it, it just tastes like burnt hops. that burnt taste is either from the amount of malts they use-this beer has 5 different types of grain and 3 types of hops., or from not enough hops. i am no "hophead" by any means, i just think this beer is too malty and not hoppy enough for what it is.
overall, i think this beer-and just about every other highland beer is underwhelming for the style it is. i think people tend to overhype this beer when its just an average beer. its not nasty, but its not great. i think this beer is like the guinness of asheville/nc because people come up to asheville and drink it because its one of the more popular beers here, just like how people go to ireland and drink guinness even though its an average beer. im not saying highland brewing are gimmicky, im just saying their beers are overhyped and just average.
Serving type: on-tap
04-11-2013 18:05:05 | More by drmystery
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