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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale - Highland Brewing

Highland St. Terese's Pale AleHighland St. Terese's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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401 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%


Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tigerpaws on 07-18-2002)
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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
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airheadmtrcycle

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass. Pours on the golden side of orange with lots of bubbles rising. A finger of head leaves some lacing.

Aroma is lightly bready with a trace of floral hops. The taste follows along the same track, but maybe lacking in some more obvious notes. I was expecting slightly more flavor from a brewery that I like everything I've tried to date. Highland puts a great spin on an amber ale with their Gaelic Ale and knocks it out of the park with their Oatmeal Porter. I wouldn't say I'm disappointed, but this is a fairly ho-hum American pale ale. On the positive side it's quite refreshing if not a little watery for my taste, maybe most similar to Sweetwater's 420 Extra Pale Ale in my humble opinion. Unfortunately, the term "less filling" comes to mind, but that does have a place in the craft beer market I suppose. After drinking about half the glass I lit a mild bodied cigar (not a mild flavored cigar, however) and it really overpowered the flavor of the brew.

I would pair St. Terese's with fish, chicken or a summer salad to maximize its enjoyment. It might be perfect with some spicy Cajun dishes, that can often be rather heavy for me, as well.

I will finish the 6-pack with no problem. In the future, however, I'd be more likely to grab a Dale's, Founder's or even Sierra Nevada if I'm in the mood for a pale ale. If I want something on the malty side it would be the Dale's and on the hoppy side I'd choose the Founder's. I guess St. Terese's is intermediate in its presentation and will surely have a following. This is a beer that I might give a macro drinker if they are over for beer as I don't have any macro beers in my fridge. Today my daughters and their boyfriends are coming over for a BBQ. This is something that they may enjoy. They are between 21 and 23 and have fairly typical tastes in beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 17:52:59 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-16-2014 22:58:00 | More by MichaelProcton
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Base of bottle says Filled 02/11/14

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick sheet behind.

S- Sweet-smelling cereal grain malt with grassy mild hops in the back.

T- Bready, semi-sweet malt with minimal hop bitterness to balance. Slightly sweet, very drinkable.

M- Standard pale ale feel with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- All of Highland's beers are very safe. Drinkable, more or less flavorful depending on which one you pick, non-offensive. For what they are, they're not bad but nothing really stands out about any of them. Whatever. As far as variety 12-packs go, the one I just finished ain't bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 03:08:33 | More by Immortale25
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, white head. Slight, hoppy aroma. A nice, citrus hoppiness with a medium bitterness and biscuit coming through in the end. A great citrus finish with a touch of malt in the background.

This is really, really nice. It's VERY well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 03:26:04 | More by TheSSG
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer a number of times, both bottled and in draft form. Maybe I am a philistine when it comes to beer. I know a lot of people think this one is just ho hum, but to be honest it is one of my all time favorite ales. It smells great, it has a wonderful fruitiness to the aroma, but also has a good amount of that hop/piney resinous smell that should be found in an ale. It has a beautiful color, a hazy ocher with the slightest hit of red. The taste is also very well balanced, you get some of the same notes in the nose you get in the taste, it is also a very smooth beer and one I can (and have) drank a number of in a night out, without getting too carried away with things. Overall, I think this is my favorite in the Highland lineup, but I haven't had them all (yet). Nevertheless, I find myself picking up a six pack of this whenever I see it. I do truly enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 06:01:06 | More by humuloner22
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Ohio

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Ohio

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden with a small head
S - Malty with faint hops
T - Citrus, carmel malts, sweet hints of toffee and a little bitterness.
M - Medium to light body. Its certainly easy to drink.
O - Not one I would seek out, but will be fine with drinking the ones I have.

Serving type: bottle

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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.