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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,139 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 96 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Octasox, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

napier51, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

bendukes86, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kosmak125, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

TheMarkE, Jan 10, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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!!!

FungusBrewer, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

KevinGordon, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Flounder57, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BigGingDrinker, Jan 03, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

match1112, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.