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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 24
Gots: 84 | 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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Skid

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-14-2012 19:37:41 | More by Skid
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John1985

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Red amber color iwth a quickly dissipating head. Fresh hoppy aroma, inital flavor had a brisk balanced flavor up front that gave way to a sweet malty flavor. Aftertaste was brief. This ale goes down smooth but is not very exciting. It was available at every restaurant I visited in Asheville NC. For flavor I would opt for the St. Therese Ale.

03-19-2005 16:04:50 | More by John1985
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Goukbeergals

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Deep amber color I can barely see through. Not much head. Subdued malty nose. Bready caramel taste up front with a sharp hop kick in the middle with a malty finish. Pretty tasty and well balanced. Dry light mouthfeel highly carbonated. Overall a good beer.

04-21-2013 06:40:56 | More by Goukbeergals
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-15-2013 12:35:43 | More by lockewoodfin
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-21-2014 00:29:44 | More by AMCPhD
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-19-2014 07:16:30 | More by zestar
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MLKincer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-05-2013 01:15:01 | More by MLKincer
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-25-2013 03:18:01 | More by Proclarush
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kosmak125

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-13-2013 03:01:17 | More by kosmak125
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-18-2013 03:00:50 | More by BillRoth
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-04-2014 15:40:16 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-22-2012 18:16:43 | More by Texasfan549
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thing1


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-02-2014 19:16:35 | More by thing1
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-17-2012 16:32:56 | More by rolltide8425
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EvilPumpkin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

A: Deep ruby red with a nice thick off white head that retains well till the bottom of the glass with a little lacing.

S: Strong malt with a noticeable sweetness and a very slight hop spice at the very tail end.

T: Very similar to the smell. The malt comes through sweet initially followed by a nice bready flavor. The hops follow with a slight spice and then a clean bitterness that lingers for a bit.

M: An initial creaminess is broken by a moderate level of carbonation that dances on the tongue until the beer is swallowed.

D: Highly drinkable. A well rounded beer balanced nicely between malts and hops as well as creaminess and carbonation. If I lived around here I could definitely use this as a basic session standard.

11-14-2009 02:59:56 | More by EvilPumpkin
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2013 01:33:00 | More by hollywood_15063
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-01-2014 23:33:35 | More by OtisCampbell007
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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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tmm313

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-27-2012 23:34:43 | More by tmm313
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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%

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.

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

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

02-28-2011 04:44:30 | More by BrewCrew2010
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.