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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,117 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,117
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 24
Gots: 85 | 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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hadlance

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

01-27-2013 23:37:10 | More by hadlance
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Justind04

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-27-2013 16:14:43 | More by Justind04
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-27-2013 01:28:33 | More by jonathaniler
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RWLawman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-25-2013 01:40:54 | More by RWLawman
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Octasox


5/5  rDev +31.2%

01-21-2013 22:09:58 | More by Octasox
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Scandalousmrt

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-21-2013 02:01:08 | More by Scandalousmrt
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napier51

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-18-2013 18:52:31 | More by napier51
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-15-2013 01:33:45 | More by FLBeerGuy
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bendukes86

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

01-13-2013 17:25:47 | More by bendukes86
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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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TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-10-2013 22:00:52 | More by TheMarkE
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FungusBrewer

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +21.5%

Crisp and cool with a hop bite under the kilt. I'd sell my soul to the Blarney Stone to drink this brew above the fog--Spitting on Long-shanks while picking breakfast Haggis out of my dentures.

Smell: Sweet malt, nutty, clean.

Taste: Incredibly drinkable and well balanced. Light malt sweetness up front followed by an extremely pleasant hop aftertaste. Bright and clean flavors unadulterated by any heavy bread like notes, or unpleasant astringency. Stable from start to finish.

Appearance: Reddish-copper almost carnelian in color; clear with no haze. Medium head, medium carbonation.

It only took one Gaelic Ale before organizing a small militia amongst my neighbors to fight against big beer and praise craft brew FFRRREEEDDDOOOMMM!!!

01-10-2013 05:06:52 | More by FungusBrewer
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-08-2013 06:22:34 | More by KevinGordon
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

01-04-2013 05:19:34 | More by Flounder57
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-03-2013 05:49:24 | More by BigGingDrinker
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match1112

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -16%

a: slightly hazy reddish brown body. an inch of off white creamy foam settles leaving a small amount of lacing.

s: lightly toasted bready malts, touch of floral hops in the background.

t: sweet bread and toast. hops are almost not there. just a touch of spice on the finish.

m: medium body, creamy, carbonation is spot on.

o: very drinkable. very well balanced between the malts and hops. just nothing about it makes it stand out against the others in the same category.

12-30-2012 21:40:08 | More by match1112
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bsmith1029

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-28-2012 07:32:57 | More by bsmith1029
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MAJ85

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-27-2012 22:28:57 | More by MAJ85
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-27-2012 21:48:09 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Orange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

12-27-2012 05:58:54 | More by Orange
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boondogglefob

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-20-2012 21:30:36 | More by boondogglefob
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2012 14:57:43 | More by grahamboudreaux
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-16-2012 03:35:33 | More by pheelingIt
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caaameron


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-08-2012 22:31:10 | More by caaameron
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LGFitz2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

12-08-2012 16:07:34 | More by LGFitz2
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.