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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,126 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 27
Gots: 90 | 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: 1,126 | Reviews: 498 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-08-2012 00:53:08 | More by williamjbauer
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-07-2012 23:16:19 | More by Damian74Shensky
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kegmans

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-05-2012 19:45:39 | More by kegmans
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mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-02-2012 18:09:04 | More by mwar
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4runner4ever

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-02-2012 04:37:46 | More by 4runner4ever
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TDintino

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-30-2012 18:03:00 | More by TDintino
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dccombs

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-30-2012 17:46:53 | More by dccombs
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

A - An amber red with cloudiness and 1 finger of head. Slight lace left on the glass. Looks good!

S - Lots of sugar, molasses, and brown sugar. Huge maltiness in the nose.

T - Malts kick in up front. Like the smell, sweet, sugar and caramel. Nicely balanced with some bitterness at the end.

M - Light bodied and fairly well carbonated.

O - A very drinkable amber ale. Well balanced, and good.

11-30-2012 01:30:51 | More by BeerDawgs
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ErickWright

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-28-2012 02:15:17 | More by ErickWright
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tmm313

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-27-2012 23:34:43 | More by tmm313
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

11-27-2012 16:10:55 | More by ncstateplaya
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SLeffler27

New York

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

A three-inch, gold tinted head is frothy as it slowly turns to pancake batter consistency while dropping spotty lace on a fisheye pint glass. Ample carbonation clings to the glass beneath a clear, copper brown beer.

The aroma is biscuity with malt, toffee, tea, and a dash of lime in the background.

This is well balanced with a malt backbone and some brown sugar. Whole wheat bread with light hop flavors and light hop bitterness are followed by toasted grains, some nuts and a modest, lingering finish.

The watery texture and medium body contain modest carbonation and no sense of alcohol, with a light astringency in the finish.

This is a good everyday beer, perhaps best with a sandwish. I suggest roast beef on rye.

11-25-2012 21:28:46 | More by SLeffler27
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5%

11-21-2012 01:53:03 | More by GeoCait
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eargle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-20-2012 20:28:04 | More by eargle
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.