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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,184 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 121 | 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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Photo of kshankar
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber with a white head..decent retention on the head. Good lacing all the way down.

Aroma is sweet caramel and some biscuity aromas. Hop presence is low.

Taste is sweet with a nice caramel profile and a biscuity malt backing. Very good

Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated. Drinkability is high, could use some more hops though. Rather muted in that department. Otherwise, a good beer.

kshankar, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of eargle
4/5  rDev +5%

eargle, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a slight head. The aroma is spicy and malty, with cinnamon and gingerbread. The flavor is crisp and malty, with a spicy gingerbready burn, and a strong dark bready malt bite. There is a quite a bit of spice - pepper and cinnamon - and wood in the flavor, with a hop sting in there nonetheless. There is an earthy, slightly peaty finish. The mouthfeel is prickly and lively.

A delicious Scottish-inflected ale but with an American twist.

Seanibus, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of dfpratt09
4/5  rDev +5%

dfpratt09, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

tk3, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Orange
4/5  rDev +5%

Orange, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

marley2112, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

RoryOMoore, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

JohnnyChimpo, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

cackalacky, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

brewskow, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

AJones138, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

williahd, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

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

Skwalk47, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

GabeQ, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Leitz, May 23, 2014
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +5%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Shaw
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A lovely amber in color (surprise!) with a pretty little creamy head.

It smells lightly of biscuit malt and hops.

A nice biscuit and caramel flavor with a well-balanced hop bitterness and a nice hop flavor to boot.

Good, solid body.

Another winner from Highland Brewing. This one is full-flavored and nicely balanced. A good all-around ale.

Shaw, May 02, 2009
Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +5%

bcsbeer, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Morris729
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish deep amber color with a tall and fluffy off-white head that clings to the sides of the glass as it fades into a creamy lace. Nose is dominated by toasted malts with additional notes of light floral hops. The same toasted malts are also the key players in the taste with flavors of sweet caramel and lead to a slightly chewy texture. Some faint hop bitterness is present towards the end but isn’t enough to balance out this beer. If you’re a malt lover, then I definitely recommend this brew. Thanks to Loki for the sample!

Morris729, Jun 21, 2003
Photo of RuebenRox
4/5  rDev +5%

RuebenRox, Sep 08, 2013
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.