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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,048 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 21
Gots: 55 | 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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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2014 22:56:57 | More by Amedlin18
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 01:03:16 | More by kristougher
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-20-2012 05:56:48 | More by CarolinaKev
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-02-2012 00:52:53 | More by Hanzo
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DJRaziel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-11-2013 23:29:50 | More by DJRaziel
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-23-2013 20:20:01 | More by hardcor33
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ElCamino13


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2012 04:03:11 | More by ElCamino13
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mporter249

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-10-2013 21:00:36 | More by mporter249
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-30-2014 22:50:44 | More by Rdc67
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xybreeder

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very nice amber/orange color, little to no head with slight lacing.

S - Honey, caramel, slight hop aroma, but mostly malt aromas.

T - Malt on the front, hops on the back, slight bitterness lingers. Caramel and grapefruit seem to dominate the flavor profile. Very nice & balanced tasty brew.

M - Medium body, carbonation seems good despite the missing head.

O - A nicely balanced brew, that is very drinkable. Could use just a little less bitterness on the back-end, besides that, it's a fine tasting brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 02:12:21 | More by xybreeder
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber/copper; medium off white frothy head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; light caramel; citrusy hops

Taste: Slightly sweet, caramel malt followed quickly by light citrus hops; a little thin, but smooth; finishes semi sweet with minimal hop bitterness. Overall decent; good session ale

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:41:04 | More by IchLiebeBier
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SHAKZULA

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-10-2014 01:55:53 | More by SHAKZULA
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-25-2014 19:17:47 | More by ramrod666
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle from bobbyc881 - Thanks!

Clear, orange/brown in color. Medium sized, creamy, light tan head.

Smells like a malt bomb. Toffee and raisins. Honey. Herbal notes.

Taste is quite different from smell, more bitter than sweet. Herbal hops. Touch of coffee/roast notes. Biscuity in the middle. Bit of caramel sweetness as it warms.

Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Fairly dry.

Overall quite drinkable. Nicely balanced. I would certainly have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 13:14:59 | More by
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-18-2012 20:37:22 | More by Brewsed
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-26-2012 20:38:08 | More by brotherloco
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-26-2013 16:58:00 | More by bonSreeB
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-06-2014 04:37:47 | More by MichaelProcton
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Durge

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one of my experiences at Tyler's Tap Room in Durham, NC. This poured a dark brown-copper color with a decent head and great lace throughout. It had a mild but nice chocolate malt aroma. The taste brought more sweet malt goodness with touches of caramel and butterscotch quite evident. There is a more subtle hops presence which brings in a dry grassy quality in the finish. I even detected a slight fruit highlight, like melon maybe. Very active carbonation and quite drinkable for this style. Definitely recommended for a try and I will enjoy again.

Update 07/30/08: A dark copper color ale with a solid off-white head and some goodly gobs of lacing. The aroma is a mild malty cereal deal, hard to nail down and not particularly strong. The flavor is much more definitive in great malt character with some clove and raspberry/cherry and chocolate. Really complex and fun to drink. Well carbonated and not heavy in alcohol so it is easy drinking for the style. Medium feel, maybe even a bit light for this type of brew but very enjoyable. Definitely try this one as something easy to like and a little different. Malt is the theme and it's a good one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2007 02:44:57 | More by Durge
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travismiller80

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2014 21:53:50 | More by travismiller80
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-16-2013 15:59:17 | More by ToddThompson
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-12-2013 18:29:09 | More by BeerGod27
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-24-2014 01:45:28 | More by beerme626
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-11-2012 12:18:49 | More by grumpygerman
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle with a date of 9-22-10, poured in a New Belgium globe glass.

Amber colored beer came out cloudy. After a while it had cleared up a bit. I got a little bit of off-white head, maybe a finger. Little lacing was seen. The aroma was predominantly of hops with citrus and floral qualities. After it warmed to room temperature, I noted some additional malt aroma.

The label on this beer says that it is "exceptionally balanced" between malts and hops, but I felt the taste of the hops were quite a bit more evident. Came across as hoppy/bitter, although that did give it a nice crisp bite. Body was medium, with a high amount of carbonation. The finish was bitter.

I felt this was a good beer, but could have used more malt characteristics to be in better balance as the style goes.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 02:36:31 | More by sommersb
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
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