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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,148 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-11-2002)
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4/5  rDev +5%

bhawk1, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

MAJ85, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

RWLawman, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Relatively clear rosy amber color with a pale tan thick head that retreats to a ring of bubles and some nice thick lace.
S: Pleasant malty aroma, with a little caramel and definite hop presence. Slightly bready, yeasty.
T: Very malty, full bodied beer and in general very pleasant to drink. Slightly sticky with persistent aftertaste of bready malt and a little hops. Caramel from nose is also present and finish has a little hop bitterness for balance. Carbonation is present but in background. Overall, not my favorite amber, but for what it is, very good. My favorite Highland brew I've tried so far.

yourefragile, Mar 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5%

livingtodie, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

bralston345, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Iustus, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

ScubaSteve00, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of genaro
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once poured it is a nice amber/ruby color. The aroma is very fragrant. The taste is smooth. A good blend of flavoring hops with the malt (some caramel and sweetness). According to the label the hops used are Cascade and Willamette.The finish is just a little dry. All in all a very flavorful and enjoyable beer.

genaro, Feb 01, 2004
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4/5  rDev +5%

Craftadvocate, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite American Amber/Red Ale so far. It pours a rich reddish brown with a generous head. This beer is wonderfully malty and creamy, with enough hops to balance it nicely. It is full flavored and rich, but not overly heavy. The smell is very malty with hints of caramel and nut. A very balanced red ale.

dataskatt, Aug 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper color with a nice red tint. Creamy off white head that holds nicely. Smell of bicuits and caramel with maybe a hint of figs. Taste is very malty but somehow manages to avoid being cloying. Finishes stong with some wood notes that hang around in a pleasant aftertaste. I'm impressed with this one.

beermanbrian, Apr 26, 2007
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4/5  rDev +5%

Axnjxn, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served a crisp deep ruby amber with a thin frothy head. The aroma was mild with caramel malts and citrus hops. The taste was a good balance of caramel malts and citrus hops, the beer was light and crisp. This is a very refreshing beer and definitely makes for a great session.

atsprings, Mar 11, 2007
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jasmina, Jun 10, 2012
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DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

cantstandya65, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

scott2269, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Yabev15, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

RKel888, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

benloho, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BradShook, Aug 12, 2013
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.