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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,075 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,075
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 68 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,075 | Reviews: 497 | Display Reviews Only:
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-27-2011 12:22:44 | More by Lantern
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-25-2013 05:11:15 | More by random846
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FloppyDog

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass with a thin, fast-dissipating white head. It had a nice orange amber color to it as well.

The aroma was predominantly of spicy and floral hops with a slightly noticeable caramel background.

The taste began with floral hops up front, followed by caramel sweetness, and finished crisp and dry. It was fairly well balanced, although I prefer a slightly more malt driven version of the style.

The mouth feel was slightly prickly from the carbonation, with a medium-light body. It was easy drinking and went nicely with the bbq chicken pizza I was eating.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2009 21:00:51 | More by FloppyDog
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2013 16:55:53 | More by IPAchris
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2013 21:24:10 | More by baklo
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csparace

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2013 01:26:30 | More by csparace
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-09-2013 02:00:11 | More by Mattyb79
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-08-2014 22:56:57 | More by Amedlin18
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-10-2013 01:03:16 | More by kristougher
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2012 05:56:48 | More by CarolinaKev
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-02-2012 00:52:53 | More by Hanzo
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DJRaziel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-11-2013 23:29:50 | More by DJRaziel
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-23-2013 20:20:01 | More by hardcor33
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ElCamino13


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-22-2012 04:03:11 | More by ElCamino13
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mporter249

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-10-2013 21:00:36 | More by mporter249
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-30-2014 22:50:44 | More by Rdc67
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xybreeder

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very nice amber/orange color, little to no head with slight lacing.

S - Honey, caramel, slight hop aroma, but mostly malt aromas.

T - Malt on the front, hops on the back, slight bitterness lingers. Caramel and grapefruit seem to dominate the flavor profile. Very nice & balanced tasty brew.

M - Medium body, carbonation seems good despite the missing head.

O - A nicely balanced brew, that is very drinkable. Could use just a little less bitterness on the back-end, besides that, it's a fine tasting brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 02:12:21 | More by xybreeder
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber/copper; medium off white frothy head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; light caramel; citrusy hops

Taste: Slightly sweet, caramel malt followed quickly by light citrus hops; a little thin, but smooth; finishes semi sweet with minimal hop bitterness. Overall decent; good session ale

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:41:04 | More by IchLiebeBier
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SHAKZULA

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-10-2014 01:55:53 | More by SHAKZULA
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2014 19:17:47 | More by ramrod666
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle from bobbyc881 - Thanks!

Clear, orange/brown in color. Medium sized, creamy, light tan head.

Smells like a malt bomb. Toffee and raisins. Honey. Herbal notes.

Taste is quite different from smell, more bitter than sweet. Herbal hops. Touch of coffee/roast notes. Biscuity in the middle. Bit of caramel sweetness as it warms.

Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Fairly dry.

Overall quite drinkable. Nicely balanced. I would certainly have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 13:14:59 | More by
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-18-2012 20:37:22 | More by Brewsed
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-26-2012 20:38:08 | More by brotherloco
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-26-2013 16:58:00 | More by bonSreeB
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-06-2014 04:37:47 | More by MichaelProcton
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.