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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,251 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,251
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 29
Gots: 171 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-11-2002

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Ratings: 1,251 | Reviews: 522
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A rough ruby hue with a tan head. Decent retention.

S - Heavy on the sweet biscuit. Some floral notes and a touch of caramel.

T - It is clear this is a beer based on a caramel malt. I feel the malts dominate the traditional red ale flavors: biscuit, toffee and some sweet floral hops. Interesting for sure!

M - Medium bodied but a sufficient amount of carbonation to set off the hops. The caramel makes it a tad chewy, which bumps this up to a above average.

O - This is not a bad beer, but I have seen all the elements which compose it in great lights. Not quite the beer for me, I prefer an amber from Bell's or perhaps even Smutty.

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It is a rusty orange color. I got two inches of beige head.

S - The aroma is sweet. I get some toffee and some biscuit.

T - The taste is toffee, caramel, and toast.

M - Moderate

O - This is a tasty brew. It kind of reminds me of Conways Irish Ale. Not quite as good, but would work as a poor man's substitute.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being from North Carolina, Highland's Gaelic Ale is a must have! This review is from a bottle version consumed on 5/12/2012.

A: It pours a nice reddish/brownish/golden hue. Lively bubbles sit atop this nice looking red ale.

S: There's a nice balanced nose of sweet caramel malt backbone and with a slight floral hop aroma.

T: First sip reveals the nice caramel malts flavor, followed by fruity hops, and finishes with a nice malt kick.

M: Medium body and carbonation, with a light biscuity dryness.

O: I find this one extremely easy to drink. This beer is a solid example of a beer for all seasons. It's nothing overly fancy, but you're likely to tell all your friends about this one.

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5/8/2012

A: Red tinged orange with an inch of dense beige foam.

S: Expressive caramel malt melds with earth and baked bread. Light pine and grapefruit notes linger in the distance. Lightly sweet.

T: Like the aroma, the flavor is malt centered, focusing on baked bread, biscuit, faint caramel, and toasted notes. There's a low earthy bitterness with a light apple fruitiness. The finish exhibits a stronger apple presence with the complex bread and toasted malt notes carrying through to an ultimately dry, earthy, and lightly bitter ending.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth, sticky, and dry.

Overall: An enjoyable malty red ale. Smooth and easy drinking.

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.