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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,045 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 21
Gots: 54 | 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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Ddrjohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -1.3%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2013 14:34:24 | More by Duvel
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PittsburghHopHead83


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-28-2012 20:45:12 | More by PittsburghHopHead83
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patpbr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep color, looking amber with a little head.
S- malt and carmel.
T- up front malt, it has some sweetness. Hops and some fruit.
M- full flavor that leaves a nice malt linger. this is coming from someone that likes hops
O- Friend brought some back from Ashville. Its a good brew

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 03:55:33 | More by patpbr
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Bartos

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-16-2014 16:19:52 | More by Bartos
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-05-2014 16:23:26 | More by Johnny_Duck
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LaughingZebra

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-05-2014 01:38:24 | More by LaughingZebra
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bigaltemple

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-28-2014 12:43:36 | More by bigaltemple
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scvance

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep, amber red color. Crystal clear, with a good half inch of very fluffy and creamy foam. Smell is malty sweet, with caramel and oak notes. Very slight hop aroma. Taste is well balanced, with a malty beginning fading to a nice lingering hop bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, makes this beer very easy to drink. Smooth, and fairly thin mouthfeel. This is a good beer overall, however, Highland has several others that I prefer and will be sticking to over this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 21:30:18 | More by scvance
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle served in a seidel mug.

A: The ale is a copper red with a 1.5 finger head.

S: The aroma is a cascade hop fruitiness, not too intense but pleasant.

T: The ale has an assertive taste of grapefruit hops up front that smoothly transitions to a malty biscuit flavor before finishing with the hops. The hops are a star in this beer, not too assertive but imparting a brilliant bitterness.

M: Surprisingly good mouthfeel. For an Irish red, I was expecting a strong malt character and restrained hops. This beer flips that around and does a good job of it.

D: Very drinkable with a nice hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 22:09:47 | More by akorsak
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.