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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 112 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Aug 19, 2014
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MLKincer, May 05, 2013
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Proclarush, Dec 25, 2013
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kosmak125, Jan 13, 2013
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BillRoth, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Guitars_and_beer, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Texasfan549, May 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

thing1, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cfinch2, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

EvilPumpkin, Nov 14, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CorgiDad, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hollywood_15063, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

OtisCampbell007, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Burkbom23, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Cameronc12, Apr 06, 2014
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WDJersey, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

tmm313, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BeerBeast, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zdeck37, Sep 03, 2013
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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.

paulthebeerguru, Mar 22, 2009
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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.

BrewCrew2010, Feb 28, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ZEB89, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pschie1, Jul 28, 2014
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.