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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

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 146 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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.

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.

Photo of Jamstone714
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of EasyReader
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BMBeerhead
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of neondeon298
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Punkyg0608
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of whitekiboko
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dfpratt09
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JohnnyChimpo
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jeffreywhite22
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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.

Photo of eristicrat
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of portia99
2.81/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a muddy, yeast particulate laden brown body with a meager attempt at forming a head. What is there falls quickly leaving behind a loose collar.

S - Quite malty, molasses, brown sugar and caramel. Some toastiness too. Strangely I get a bit of a chlorinated pool water type aroma in here too...not especially pleasant.

T - Definitely malt forward, especially caramelly...a bit of metallic hoppiness mixed in. Molasses touches towards the finish. Hop bitterness balances out the sweet malt fairly well...a bit toasty and dry towards the finish.

M - On the thin side of medium bodied - starts out mildly sweet and finishes rather dry and biscuity. Balance is good. Carbonation is medium level, fizzy and tingly.

O - Weird pool water aroma detracts heavily here. Otherwise not bad...flavor is much better than the aroma, but still only really rates an average for me. Not undrinkable by any stretch, but not particularly satisfying either. Glad to try it, but likely a one and done for me.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.