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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,225 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,225
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 146 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-11-2002

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Thanks, Darren.

A: An opaque bronze. An off-white one-finger head that dissipates fast. Filmy lacing.

S: Caramel, bourbon, leather.

T: A barrel of caramel with cherries. A nice malty base. Smooth, sweet. Chocolate enters the scene late with a peat-y finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. A dry finish.

O: A terrific ale, one I'd drink again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a mug. A gift from my cousin Joe, Thank you!
The beer pours a clear amber color with an eggshell white colored head that is creamy and sticky with clingy tightly packed lattice on the glass after each sip. Aroma is caramel with a bit of grainy malt. HInts of herbal hops in the background. Nose is not strong and it takes some pretty serious sniffing to get the scents right.
First sip reveals very fine and tingly carbonation. Average body and smooth texture make for a very drinkable brew.
Flavor is similar to the nose, with some grainy malt and a bit of toffee. Finish moves to hops with that same herbal almost tea leaf flavor coming through the sweet malt. No hints of any booze and the beer finishes clean with just a little lingering hop profile. A well balanced and highly drinkable brew. Well done.

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.