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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,139 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 96 | 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%

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WDJersey, Jul 31, 2012
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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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ZEB89, Apr 06, 2014
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pschie1, Jul 28, 2014
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bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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nhces29, May 07, 2012
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creal92, Nov 20, 2013
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TDintino, Nov 30, 2012
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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.

Rhynes2, Jul 19, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

lilythewallflower, Jul 13, 2014
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Ddrjohn, Jul 13, 2013
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LouDogg114, Oct 29, 2012
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wmc0005, Sep 01, 2012
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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.

Flounder57, Jan 04, 2013
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thegerm87, Mar 11, 2012
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DRBiser, Jun 28, 2014
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.