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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

1,072 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 22
Gots: 68 | 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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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-15-2012 03:18:12 | More by brewdude1982
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Skid

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-14-2012 19:37:41 | More by Skid
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-11-2012 12:18:49 | More by grumpygerman
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Johnny2stixx


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-10-2012 04:33:19 | More by Johnny2stixx
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ckk527

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-08-2012 23:10:27 | More by ckk527
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-06-2012 00:01:15 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-04-2012 18:35:28 | More by mixed_master7
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Mojo

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are beers that just get your attention because they are strong and powerful and there are beers that get your attention because their qualities are a little more understated. This beer is the latter. It pours a beautiful copper with a large taupe head and substanstial lacing left over. The smell is pine, citrus, grasses and bread. Mouthfeel is good with just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is very sweet on the front seamlessly giving way to some subtle hoppiness on the finish. This was my first beer from this brewery and if this one is any indication of the overall quality, then I will certainly want to try more.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:55:18 | More by Mojo
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-01-2012 19:49:10 | More by wmc0005
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arparker89


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-01-2012 01:09:56 | More by arparker89
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PittsburghHopHead83


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-28-2012 20:45:12 | More by PittsburghHopHead83
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DioS

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

08-28-2012 17:43:10 | More by DioS
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich copper color, maybe a 1/2 finger of head with moderate retention

S: A good smelling beer. Upfront the beer smells slightly toasty, and a little grainy, followed by floral hops. The overall smell is that of a well balanced brew.

T: Much like the smell, the first taste is that of the malts. Grainy, fairly sweet and toasty. It would be too sweet but for the heavy kick of hops at the finish that bring a slightly piney bitterness to the table.

M: Moderate body and a fair amount of carbonation.

O:Definitely a good beer, a nice balance of the malt and hops characteristics. The body makes this a very drinkable beer. True, there's nothing outstanding or special about it, but it's a good, solid drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 03:27:34 | More by DaveBlack
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PalmettoPyrat

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-20-2012 20:39:15 | More by PalmettoPyrat
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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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jmbraxton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-19-2012 00:55:28 | More by jmbraxton
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-16-2012 02:34:17 | More by Keith_R
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wceaton

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-15-2012 17:59:12 | More by wceaton
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

08-15-2012 11:10:10 | More by buckyp
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. Base of bottle says Filled 02/19/14.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that doesn't retain long before dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random specs of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Sweet smelling cereal grain malt that carries with it a slight hop presence bringing light notes of pineapple and grapefruit.

T- Flavor is less unique with some standard bready malt and a faint hop bitterness. A bit of caramel sweetness.

M- Also standard. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- I like that this contains a bit more hops than your average amber but it still falls short of greatness.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 22:09:40 | More by Immortale25
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Ballabas


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-14-2012 05:30:31 | More by Ballabas
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Hunter42


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-13-2012 05:03:05 | More by Hunter42
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-12-2012 00:42:30 | More by ChadA83
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mac1381

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2012 17:47:25 | More by mac1381
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a 12 oz bottle of this at a Publix in Sarasota, FL on my vacation that I am still currently on there. I have never seen this beer in Cleveland, OH. Poured into my pint glass, this beer is a clear, medium amber color with a bit of a copper hue and ruby highlights when held up to the light. has a nice white fluffy head about 2/3 inch thick when poured, before settling to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Not too much lacing unfortunately. Has a toasty bready, caramel malt aroma with some fruit such as cherry and figs. Has a good toasted bready caramel malt sweetness flavor upfront, followed by hints of honey and vanilla, then with some fruit such as cherry and figs, and rounded out with a hint of suble hops. The hops aren't really noticeable, your palate has to search for them or it would never know the hop presence was there at all. Overall a more complex beer flavorwise than most other amber ales I have had. Nicely done! Has a crisp, smooth, slightly chewy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Quite easy to drink in the good way beers like this ought to be. A very good beer here!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:40:35 | More by neenerzig
Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.