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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

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very good

1,138 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 95 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CarolinaKev, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

skrblr, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

MCDub, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

scott2269, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

6demonbag, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Stalgondo, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of maki88
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Rich amber color with a thick, off-white head. The head lingered and laced well. This definitely looks like an ale, and the bold appearance suggests some of the strong scents and distinguished taste of this brew.

S: Sweet and malty, while also somewhat toasty, with hints of caramel.

T: A rich flavor. Smooth at the start -- lighter than expected, actually. The taste lingers pleasantly in the mouth. I'd say that this ale has a distinct flavor, but not an over-powering one. Compared with other ales, this one's taste is notable for its bold but drinkable character.

M: Medium-bodied, but perhaps on the lighter side of "medium." Certainly not too light for an ale, but there seems to be room for it to be a bit more robust here.

O: A solid ale, above average but not incredible. It is definitely drinkable and enjoyable, without some of the overpowering flavors of other ales. I'd enjoy it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out.

maki88, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

sammy806, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jeanphony, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a light copper color with a nice finger width head. Head lasts a pretty good while, leaving lacing.
S- alot of floral hippiness. A little bit of grape fruity citrus, and malty sweetness.
T- starts with a balance of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness, then citrus. Finishes with a hoppy bite.
M- nice medium body. Very drinkable.
O- tasty. I would get it again

lewzer99, Oct 01, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the mixed 12 pack, one of the overall best ones in their IMHO. Beautiful amber color, nice frothy head. Hoppy aroma. Taste smacks you with caramel upfront, a nice sweetness balanced with hops and a good malt backbone. Finishes smooth and clean, just a great beer all around. A very common style but this is one of the better interpretations I've had, worth seeking out.

oriolesfan4, Sep 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Jerid, Sep 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep color, looking amber with a little head.
S- malt and carmel.
T- up front malt, it has some sweetness. Hops and some fruit.
M- full flavor that leaves a nice malt linger. this is coming from someone that likes hops
O- Friend brought some back from Ashville. Its a good brew

patpbr, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

brewdude1982, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Skid, Sep 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Johnny2stixx, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ckk527, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BlackBelt5112203, Sep 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mixed_master7, Sep 04, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are beers that just get your attention because they are strong and powerful and there are beers that get your attention because their qualities are a little more understated. This beer is the latter. It pours a beautiful copper with a large taupe head and substanstial lacing left over. The smell is pine, citrus, grasses and bread. Mouthfeel is good with just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is very sweet on the front seamlessly giving way to some subtle hoppiness on the finish. This was my first beer from this brewery and if this one is any indication of the overall quality, then I will certainly want to try more.

Mojo, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wmc0005, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

arparker89, Sep 01, 2012
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,138 ratings.