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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,112 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 24
Gots: 85 | 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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BMBeerhead

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-30-2011 04:20:38 | More by BMBeerhead
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

03-15-2014 00:54:14 | More by dwoolley1
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skrblr


4/5  rDev +5%

10-18-2012 23:15:42 | More by skrblr
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Mannard

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

07-05-2013 21:12:46 | More by Mannard
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gregu2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

03-25-2012 00:37:42 | More by gregu2
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Satsuma

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

07-26-2014 03:59:55 | More by Satsuma
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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5%

04-15-2012 23:32:04 | More by GMan
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BlackFlag10

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2014 18:42:25 | More by BlackFlag10
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TwoForty

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

03-04-2013 21:58:23 | More by TwoForty
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orion320

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

07-06-2013 00:34:39 | More by orion320
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BeauLLDC1


4/5  rDev +5%

07-23-2014 00:56:09 | More by BeauLLDC1
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 10:47:05 | More by eerbayman
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

11-29-2011 01:27:08 | More by ZinFanDave
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-28-2012 18:57:50 | More by BigTrubble
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Luigi

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

Pours out a rich and clear amber/red color. Starts off with a 2 (maybe more) finger white head that settles down to decent lacing around the glass. has good retention by keeping at least a blanket of foam on top from start to finish.

The aroma is full of toasted malt goodness. Sweet yet mildly smokey. And the hops are blended so well.

Rich toasted malt, and some caramel or toffee hits the palate through out the life of the ale. Only to be blended perfectly with the right amount of hop bitterness.

Medium bodied and mildly carbonated. Great drinking for any time you are in the mood for one of the best American Red's you can find. Go get some!!!

01-10-2012 02:49:35 | More by Luigi
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

05-02-2014 23:18:32 | More by robertjskelton
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

12-31-2013 23:25:35 | More by brauseboof
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sevenmoist

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

06-12-2012 08:09:38 | More by sevenmoist
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nwatson

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

02-24-2013 00:12:22 | More by nwatson
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

08-12-2013 02:48:38 | More by archero
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JordanHageman

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%

I had this beer for the first time tonight with dinner and I gotta say I enjoyed it. It had a good sweetness balanced with a tale end hop bitterness. Made for a good ale. A good ale but not my favorite I've had. I'd drink it again if it was available to me. Enjoy!

07-01-2013 02:00:08 | More by JordanHageman
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Everything about this beer is pleasant and mellow. Glassy reddish/ruby color. Modest foamy head settles pretty quick from an aggressive pour. Carbonation is there but slow and steady.

Smell is primarily malty, which brings out an almost cherry Nibs candy aroma, with some obvious hop undertones. Aromas could be more out front, I don't have a cold or anything and I'm just not "feeling it". Flavor is full, satisfying, crisp and dry, with an unobtrusive hoppy snap. Mouthfeel is really nice. With the insane amount of beers and styles out there, some don't even feel like Beer with a capital B, but when you have this one in the mouth, you know it's the real thing.

Good stuff that you could enjoy a few of in one sitting.

02-17-2006 22:44:55 | More by Metalmonk
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

On tap at Lynnwood Grill

Arrived a nice copper-amber but no head. Nose is malty with mild hops and fruits. Taste is caramel malts up front with a nice fruity sweetness too. There is just enough hops in the finish to lend balance to this beer. Medium bodied and very smooth.

I think this is a very good beer. I come back to it again and again when I want something rich, balanced, and highly drinkable.

07-31-2011 15:11:52 | More by tdm168
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Pours a murky amber with a 1/2 finger width of off-white head that settles down into a thin layer of retention that left some decent lace. The aroma is caramel malts, toasted malts,light breadiness, and just the slightest pick up of hops in the back.

The taste pretty much matches the aroma profile. Caramel malt sweetness, roasted malts, and some light breadiness are nicely balanced by some lingering bittering hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice carbonated feel.

Very nice. I really liked the interaction of the roasted and caramel malts in this guy as well as the pleasant bitterness it ended with. A fine tasting and very drinkable Amber Ale.

02-13-2008 14:41:46 | More by Kegatron
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maleman

Mississippi

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. no freshness dating noted on bottle.

A - a cloudy dark amber with a one finger head that receded quickly into a thin cap. thin, clingy lacing.

S - very heavy sweet malt aroma with a bit of chocolate, or coffee.

T - toasted malt that belied the sweetness in the nose. the coffee/chocolate tones continue coming through. a good bit of piney resin in the aftertaste.

M - medium-bodied. average carbonation. tasty finish.

D - this brew was given as a christmas gift but ended up being one of the best gifts i received! nice job by this small brewery in asheville. will purchase more of this brew when i'm in the area again.

12-31-2009 20:06:32 | More by maleman
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
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