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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,078 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 70 | 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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TheSSG

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, soft, light head. Sweet malt dominates the nose. Lovely, almost ruby, red. Starts with an unexpected hop bitterness (didn't smell that) which bright and citric. Moves up into a medium bitterness, then becomes more like citrus rind as the malt comes through. The finish is a stupendous blend of malt and hop, though.

A nice blend of the two dominate takes on ambers; malty and hoppy.

Swirling the bottom bits in the bottle gave it a much nice hop aroma and flavor.
As it warmed, the malt just became more pronounced, so it just gets better.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 03:40:46 | More by TheSSG
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adam_e

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-19-2012 21:07:54 | More by adam_e
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2012 01:49:00 | More by cackalacky
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2012 01:34:08 | More by Axnjxn
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Morockm

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-10-2012 18:49:46 | More by Morockm
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dirtysanchez843


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-09-2012 06:06:10 | More by dirtysanchez843
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markmccoy

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-09-2012 02:36:22 | More by markmccoy
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a nice slightly hazy deep amber color with a nice off white sort of tannish head on it that holds steady at a half finger high and leaves some steady lacing.

S= The smell is a sort of nutty deep almost caramelly sweetness... No hop aroma and not much deep roast. The smell is sort of unique and not unpleasant. It has a sort of grainy raw mash smell to it.

T= The taste is again a very nice sweetness. Little to no hop flavor in it but there is a nice sort of grainy mash taste to it that leaves you wanting more. This is a nice tasting amber that isn't overly hopped.

M= A near perfect carbonation.

O= This beer is avery well done red ale that isn't the overly hopped variety. This beer has a nice grain flavor and a solid mouth. This is a solid beer that you should seek.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 05:12:16 | More by jjanega08
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-05-2012 19:21:48 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-03-2012 14:30:35 | More by sendbeer
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cruzbay

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle, and has a surprising red color, with little head.
The initial taste was sweet and malty, not overpowering or overly bold. The finish was a light grapefruit taste but did not last too long. Overall it had both the malt and hop flavors associated with an ale, but they were light, which makes this beer enjoyable for the taste, and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 12:35:58 | More by cruzbay
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-02-2012 22:26:28 | More by crownrl28
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-02-2012 01:54:33 | More by rabiddawg
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LouDogg114

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-25-2012 03:44:03 | More by EdelweissDad
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kakelso


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-21-2012 03:49:46 | More by kakelso
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2012 05:56:48 | More by CarolinaKev
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skrblr


4/5  rDev +5%

10-18-2012 23:15:42 | More by skrblr
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

10-17-2012 18:36:21 | More by MCDub
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

10-17-2012 02:02:44 | More by scott2269
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-08-2012 13:38:32 | More by OriolesFan1008
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-07-2012 17:34:11 | More by 6demonbag
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

10-07-2012 13:08:23 | More by Stalgondo
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maki88


3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

+

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Rich amber color with a thick, off-white head. The head lingered and laced well. This definitely looks like an ale, and the bold appearance suggests some of the strong scents and distinguished taste of this brew.

S: Sweet and malty, while also somewhat toasty, with hints of caramel.

T: A rich flavor. Smooth at the start -- lighter than expected, actually. The taste lingers pleasantly in the mouth. I'd say that this ale has a distinct flavor, but not an over-powering one. Compared with other ales, this one's taste is notable for its bold but drinkable character.

M: Medium-bodied, but perhaps on the lighter side of "medium." Certainly not too light for an ale, but there seems to be room for it to be a bit more robust here.

O: A solid ale, above average but not incredible. It is definitely drinkable and enjoyable, without some of the overpowering flavors of other ales. I'd enjoy it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 01:30:52 | More by maki88
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sammy806

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-05-2012 10:25:04 | More by sammy806
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.