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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,181 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 119 | 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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Photo of Luigi
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a rich and clear amber/red color. Starts off with a 2 (maybe more) finger white head that settles down to decent lacing around the glass. has good retention by keeping at least a blanket of foam on top from start to finish.

The aroma is full of toasted malt goodness. Sweet yet mildly smokey. And the hops are blended so well.

Rich toasted malt, and some caramel or toffee hits the palate through out the life of the ale. Only to be blended perfectly with the right amount of hop bitterness.

Medium bodied and mildly carbonated. Great drinking for any time you are in the mood for one of the best American Red's you can find. Go get some!!!

Luigi, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Naamandroid
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Naamandroid, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap.

Arrived a clear medium ruby with a thin layer of foam.

Smell was caramel malt with some hoppyness present. Also seemed to be a slight yeasty quality.

Taste was quite malty up front with caramel being a predominate flavor. A moderate hoppy bitterness soon took over and lasted through the finish.

A decent beer from highland but not really my favorite.

rangerred, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of busterwhite
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an orange to amber color with 1 finger off white head.

Smells of malty sweetness with slight floral/peppery hop aroma.

Malt sweetness in the taste balanced well with the hops. Nicely balanced.

Smooth, medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Overall a solid Amber Ale with a solid malt backbone. This one goes down easy.

busterwhite, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of joeyrvv
4/5  rDev +5%

joeyrvv, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of jpotocik
5/5  rDev +31.2%

jpotocik, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Sjburns17
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice deep copper color with a tan thick head that leaves good legs and stays.

S: some sweet malt/caramel, little bit of hops and almond, and a hint of bready.

T: Malty sweetness up front followed by a nice pairing of hops. Little bit of caramel

M: Medium body and light carbonation

O: very nice beer and well balanced. This is a good beer from highland. I would def recommend it to many. Very easy to drink.

Sjburns17, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a shaker glass

A- Poured a hazy dark orange color with creamy off-white head. Great head retention and left lots of chunky and sticky lace.

S- Citrus, pine, and lots of caramel maltiness

T- Citrus and piney hops balanced out with a big caramal malt backbone. Very balanced tasting beer.

M- Very creamy, smooth, and quite a bit of body

O- A really nice, easy drinking beer with a great creamy mouthfeel. Very balanced between the hops and malt.

Hoptometrist, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Jamstone714, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of EasyReader
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

EasyReader, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of BMBeerhead
4/5  rDev +5%

BMBeerhead, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of neondeon298
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

neondeon298, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Punkyg0608
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Punkyg0608, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of jrohrbacher
3/5  rDev -21.3%

jrohrbacher, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of whitekiboko
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of dfpratt09
4/5  rDev +5%

dfpratt09, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of JohnnyChimpo
4/5  rDev +5%

JohnnyChimpo, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -21.3%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of gfx
4/5  rDev +5%

gfx, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +5%

RoryOMoore, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Jeffreywhite22
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Jeffreywhite22, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red color with very little foam head. Very unique flavor. More hop character than a lot of amber ales but same sweet caramel malt flavor. Very good and unique taste. Highly recommended, even from someone that is not a big fan of this style.

BeerNoobNC, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of eristicrat
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +5%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.