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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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very good

1,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 28
Gots: 132 | 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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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.

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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!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant medium amber with a 1 finger head and good lacing. Aroma of an earthy malt with good caramel notes. Slight citrusy hop aroma. A nice earthy caramel malt with citrus and pine flavors. More hoppy than other Irish reds I have had. A nice example of the style. Try some if you get a chance.

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highlands always delivers great quality beer.

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.