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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

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very good

1,227 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass goblet. 02/06/12 etched at bottom of front label. Single purchased at Ingles Market (Boone, NC) for $1.49.

A: Clear orange-amber with a robust 2-finger rocky beige head with good retention and ample lacing.

S: The aroma is bready and caramel with some citric orange/grapefruit hops.

T: I really like the toasted malt, bread crust flavor with a mild caramel note. The maltiness really makes this a very good brew. The citric hops are prickly bitter with a bit of floral thrown in there. I wish the hops were a bit stronger -- if they were this would give Red Rocket and other highly-hopped red ale a run. I know Highlands was going for a more mid-style amber ale and they did a very nice job.

M: A coating but not heavy feel with medium-feel and active but not overdone carbonation.

O: This was a pleasant surprise and I would love to see more Highland brews in VA. Glad I took advantage during my trip over Spring Break.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a pint of this beer at the Yardhouse in Palm Beach Gardens. I hadn't had this beer yet, and I was looking to get something completely new.

This is a pretty good amber beer. I like the very malty smell. The flavor had some very good scotch presence. It wasn't exactly scotch, but it was like a scotch feel/taste. It had some very strong flavor, which I found satisfying.

This beer was really good. It was a much better as a follow-up to Monk in the Trunk.

I liked my beer, but that was a pretty expensive trip. Yardhouse checks can get high quickly.

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Appearance: Darkish amber. Pours a medium head of medium thickness, creamy.

Aroma: Malty sweetness, nutty, quite mild.

Taste: Quite bitter, but in a good way. Some lingering hops in the aftertaste. Not a terrible amount of depth, but quite decent; a working mix of malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, some carbonation

Overall: Fairly robust beer, and certainly quite drinkable. Not a bad choice for a starter beer of the evening, or just a good solid beer to have in the fridge.

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.