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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,077 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 69 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-14-2012 05:30:31 | More by Ballabas
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Hunter42


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-13-2012 05:03:05 | More by Hunter42
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-12-2012 00:42:30 | More by ChadA83
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mac1381

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2012 17:47:25 | More by mac1381
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a 12 oz bottle of this at a Publix in Sarasota, FL on my vacation that I am still currently on there. I have never seen this beer in Cleveland, OH. Poured into my pint glass, this beer is a clear, medium amber color with a bit of a copper hue and ruby highlights when held up to the light. has a nice white fluffy head about 2/3 inch thick when poured, before settling to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Not too much lacing unfortunately. Has a toasty bready, caramel malt aroma with some fruit such as cherry and figs. Has a good toasted bready caramel malt sweetness flavor upfront, followed by hints of honey and vanilla, then with some fruit such as cherry and figs, and rounded out with a hint of suble hops. The hops aren't really noticeable, your palate has to search for them or it would never know the hop presence was there at all. Overall a more complex beer flavorwise than most other amber ales I have had. Nicely done! Has a crisp, smooth, slightly chewy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Quite easy to drink in the good way beers like this ought to be. A very good beer here!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:40:35 | More by neenerzig
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leagr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-09-2012 02:25:56 | More by leagr
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bcseda


4/5  rDev +5%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -1.6%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Georgia

5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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


4/5  rDev +5%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11%
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 +11.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

07-13-2012 01:40:52 | More by Theheroguy
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
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