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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,046 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 21
Gots: 55 | 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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Ratings: 1,046 | Reviews: 497 | Display Reviews Only:
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bcseda


4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-08-2012 15:08:35 | More by bcseda
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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-08-2012 00:57:09 | More by dharmabum1102
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Trevormcraig

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-07-2012 21:41:48 | More by Trevormcraig
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hsc12


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-07-2012 20:37:42 | More by hsc12
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy ruby pour with a good sized and dense off-white head. Fades away slowly leaving a nice thin patchwork of lacing on the glass.

S: Raisins and figs with some herbal tea hoppiness. Some caramel in there too.

T: Tea and herbal hops abound. Caramel kicks in and sweetens it up. Fades out with more tea in the aftertaste. Hints of toffee throughout. I get some nice cocoa in the aftertaste.

M: Light-to-medium bodied.

O: Very drinkable take on the style. Very well balanced and mild enough without being watery. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 04:16:59 | More by Dope
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-05-2012 14:14:22 | More by CitizenGrain
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-31-2012 21:24:27 | More by WDJersey
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Wessoms

Georgia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-31-2012 19:04:29 | More by Wessoms
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RHIN0002

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-25-2012 23:57:15 | More by RHIN0002
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mikeisale


4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-25-2012 23:34:21 | More by mikeisale
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-24-2012 01:08:47 | More by marine1975
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2012 19:09:49 | More by Lynn
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Mtkimes


3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-22-2012 04:22:25 | More by Mtkimes
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ElCamino13


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2012 04:03:11 | More by ElCamino13
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ThePopper

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful, dark copper color; nice foamy head.

S: Malt notes, with a whiff of pine.

T: An amber-style ale with nice caramel and malt notes, very subtle hops, and tones of vanilla and sassafras.

M: Rich and smooth.

O: A very drinkable, high-quality ale, with more malt complexity and full flavors than a pale ale. On par with the very best ambers – highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2012 21:07:21 | More by ThePopper
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robertaddis

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-20-2012 00:24:56 | More by robertaddis
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-17-2012 16:32:56 | More by rolltide8425
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into NB globe glass.

A: Medium amber in color, slightly hazy, thick looking, light brown thin head.

S: Dried cherry, fig, bread, honey, and sweet malt.

T: Great tasting beer. Strong taste of dried fruit, bready malts, and a nice hop balance. The backbone reminds me of a belgian style ale but it mixes nicely with the american amber flavor.

M: Thin, light, medium carbonation. Feel doesn't linger for long.

O: This is an amber ale with substance. Great on flavor but not overbearing in weight or feel. Will definitely buy again when I'm craving this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 23:04:34 | More by mattsdenney
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Theheroguy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2012 01:40:52 | More by Theheroguy
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-09-2012 20:29:44 | More by IrishColonial
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

a - dark reddish brown w/ 1 finger head

s - very sweet and malty. Lots of caramel / brown sugar scents

t - easy to drink, no hop pressence, lots of caramel. Sort of like a bock style

m - very watery and thin

o- an average beer , decent flavor, sessionable but a little lacking in body

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 19:17:38 | More by bubseymour
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Zakk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-07-2012 20:29:48 | More by Zakk
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cheapswiller

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-06-2012 23:06:41 | More by cheapswiller
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Jason_Quad


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-05-2012 23:22:04 | More by Jason_Quad
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McNealc31

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber and is relatively clear. Sticky white head floats atop. Smells of toasted malt and smoked peat. I'm glad I knew to expect some hops, because they are definitely noticed. Thankfully, not overpowering (wouldn't fit the style). Caramel, smoked peat and other complex malts are upfront with the piney hops balancing nicely. The malt lingers longer than the hops.Flavor of iced tea as it warms, as well. Clocks in at 5.8% ABV.

I'd say this is more of an Amber Ale than it is a Scotch Ale. It's tasty, has good balance, and is on the hoppier side of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:30:58 | More by McNealc31
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.