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Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,112 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 24
Gots: 85 | 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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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

I am quickly becoming a fan of Highland Brewing Company. I just had two of their other beers at Barley's Taproom and Pizzaria in Knoxville, Tennessee. I picked up a six pack of this on the way home. This offering did not let me down.

The pour was a dark amber/copper with a good half inch head that quickly dissapated into a dark lace around the top of the glass.

The smell was very spicy with a light floral overtone.

The taste started with a sweet malt kick, medium hops in the middle and a clean, sweet finish. The smell was misleading as to what the taste was going to be. When I first smelled it I thought it was going to be a hop head's dream, but I was wrong. The hops are noticeable, but not overpowering. Plus they don't linger around after the drink.

All and all a very drinkable and refreshing beer that would go well as a session beer or with dinner.

04-07-2004 01:33:11 | More by coasterfreak75
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

got this via trade! Gotta love BA!

A - Rich ruby red, with a thin off-white head.

S - Nice malty smell, caramel and a little floral hops.

T - Similar to smell. Nice caramel flavors with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet.

M - Medium body, decent carbonation. Finishes clean.

D - I like my beers on the maltier side and this one worked great for me. Yes sir, may I have another?

01-08-2007 17:04:24 | More by barleywinebrewer
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derekfilcoff

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-13-2012 02:46:30 | More by derekfilcoff
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2014 00:07:36 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-12-2013 18:32:07 | More by fehrminator
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-01-2014 00:09:18 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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dball

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

The Gaelic has been a favorite drinking beer of mine for a long time. It is my favorite brew from Highland in Asheville. It pours a deep golden color with a burgundy tint. The head is light and fluffy and the beer laces lightly on the glass. The smell is average and carries a solid blend of hops and malt. Drinkability is missing from the scale these days and I think that is one of the strengths of the Gaelic. It has a slightly bitter feel but a smooth malty finish. I think it is a solid go to beer for entertaining and for good afternoon hang. Delightful despite it not being an "A" beer.

04-02-2011 01:07:50 | More by dball
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-19-2012 16:32:01 | More by slowdaddy
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-13-2013 15:40:09 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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k_art18

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-03-2014 22:04:15 | More by k_art18
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wil08son


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2012 04:04:23 | More by wil08son
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pixarnick

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2014 23:20:18 | More by pixarnick
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Mattsk1

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-07-2013 18:03:22 | More by Mattsk1
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Jon_Abbott

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-01-2014 04:58:10 | More by Jon_Abbott
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-27-2011 12:22:44 | More by Lantern
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-25-2013 05:11:15 | More by random846
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FloppyDog

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured into a standard pint glass with a thin, fast-dissipating white head. It had a nice orange amber color to it as well.

The aroma was predominantly of spicy and floral hops with a slightly noticeable caramel background.

The taste began with floral hops up front, followed by caramel sweetness, and finished crisp and dry. It was fairly well balanced, although I prefer a slightly more malt driven version of the style.

The mouth feel was slightly prickly from the carbonation, with a medium-light body. It was easy drinking and went nicely with the bbq chicken pizza I was eating.

07-13-2009 21:00:51 | More by FloppyDog
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2013 16:55:53 | More by IPAchris
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2013 21:24:10 | More by baklo
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csparace

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2013 01:26:30 | More by csparace
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-09-2013 02:00:11 | More by Mattyb79
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-02-2012 00:52:53 | More by Hanzo
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.