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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)
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-04-2013 12:58:09 | More by Burkbom23
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Cameronc12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-06-2014 05:17:31 | More by Cameronc12
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-31-2012 21:24:27 | More by WDJersey
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-03-2013 23:51:43 | More by BeerBeast
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zdeck37

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-03-2013 02:10:41 | More by zdeck37
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

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

A: pours a wonderful clear orangish red. Light tan head with a low retention rate. Decent lacing.

S: some light hop aroma. Some outdoor wood notes, like a hiking trip to me.

T: malty, almost biscuity, but something is missing. Nice caramel malts. Moderately hopped. A little grassy.

M: easily drinkable. Very smooth and crisp. Good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 16:57:31 | More by paulthebeerguru
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

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

A: Pours almost a garnet color with a small off-white head. The head itself is fast receding with no lacing.

S: A nicely balanced nose of sweet caramel malts and hops.

T: Upfront flavor of sweet caramel malts, followed by fruity hops, and finishes malty, although a bit bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation, with a slick and lean texture.

D: I find this one very easy to drink. Nothing too fancy that it's easy to down before you realize how many you've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 04:44:30 | More by BrewCrew2010
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-27-2013 18:04:22 | More by hellhammermario
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-06-2014 18:36:45 | More by ZEB89
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2013 04:14:58 | More by bmjivi221
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nhces29


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-07-2012 02:52:42 | More by nhces29
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creal92

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-20-2013 06:04:14 | More by creal92
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TDintino

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-30-2012 18:03:00 | More by TDintino
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Rhynes2

Ohio

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

Picked up a few of these from a beer store in Kill Devil Hills as part of a mixed pack of Highland Brewing company. Pours a deep orange/red color with a fluffy inch tall head. Malt character was very well balanced with a few toasted malts hiding in the background. Hops were not to overpowering and gave a nice grassy touch to the brew. Very drinkable because i wanted to down a few more after this one was done. Not overly filling at all. Great Buy from Highland Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 14:18:41 | More by Rhynes2
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lilythewallflower


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 19:51:44 | More by lilythewallflower
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Ddrjohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2013 02:02:02 | More by Ddrjohn
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LouDogg114

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-29-2012 22:27:10 | More by LouDogg114
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-01-2012 19:49:10 | More by wmc0005
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color beer with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready and caramel malts, tangerine, grapefruit, and other citrus aromas. Smells nice.

Taste: A lot of oat and bready malts, followed by some caramel malts, bitterness, and a bit of citrus hops.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, smooth, medium bodied, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A nice amber/red ale. I have hoppier versions from other breweries, but this one firs the suit. Top bad I can't get my hands on another bottle anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 05:19:34 | More by Flounder57
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-11-2012 21:59:56 | More by thegerm87
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2014 00:28:22 | More by DRBiser
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AmishRockstar

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2013 02:58:45 | More by AmishRockstar
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IPABrewski


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2012 02:11:36 | More by IPABrewski
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Petrofessor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-28-2013 23:03:42 | More by Petrofessor
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-08-2013 14:34:24 | More by Duvel
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.