Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing
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3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Rich copper color, maybe a 1/2 finger of head with moderate retention
S: A good smelling beer. Upfront the beer smells slightly toasty, and a little grainy, followed by floral hops. The overall smell is that of a well balanced brew.
T: Much like the smell, the first taste is that of the malts. Grainy, fairly sweet and toasty. It would be too sweet but for the heavy kick of hops at the finish that bring a slightly piney bitterness to the table.
M: Moderate body and a fair amount of carbonation.
O:Definitely a good beer, a nice balance of the malt and hops characteristics. The body makes this a very drinkable beer. True, there's nothing outstanding or special about it, but it's a good, solid drinking beer.
08-27-2012 03:27:34 | More by DaveBlack
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. Base of bottle says Filled 02/19/14.
A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that doesn't retain long before dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random specs of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Sweet smelling cereal grain malt that carries with it a slight hop presence bringing light notes of pineapple and grapefruit.
T- Flavor is less unique with some standard bready malt and a faint hop bitterness. A bit of caramel sweetness.
M- Also standard. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- I like that this contains a bit more hops than your average amber but it still falls short of greatness.
08-14-2012 22:09:40 | More by Immortale25
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
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!
08-10-2012 03:40:35 | More by neenerzig
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
08-06-2012 04:16:59 | More by Dope
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
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