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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale - Highland Brewing

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: tigerpaws on 07-18-2002

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Photo of tapdood22
4.6/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Honey gold, well carbonated, great head...two and half fingers worth and coated the glass all the way down to the last drop. Definitely an inviting beer.

S - Hops for sure, but nothing to skunky. Not very sweet, just some citrus with a hint of pine

T - Super bright intro, lots of action on the sides of your tongue. Big hop citrus presence from the get go but that dulls as it finishes. Not to thick on the tongue, but the finish is not dry. I think that the overall taste profile this beer presents is well balanced and novel. As far as the American Pale Ale goes this is top 3 for me, not too hoppy, not too weak, unique in ways that allow it to stand on its own, and a drinkability factor that places this beer in the "session" category for me.

M - Not too heavy, doesn't finish dry but lingers long enough to make sure you know you are drinking a beer with character and body. Carbonation takes nothing away from the taste, if anything it adds to it.

D - Again, this could be a session beer and cos of that I'd be careful if you find a pub that this on tap. You might wake up with a headache and an empty wallet.

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden with a full white head and good carbonation. Nice citrusy American hop aroma. Assertive citrus hop flavor with a nice level of bitterness. Medium bodied and creamy (a bit airy due to good carbonation level). Crisp dry finish.

A very good session beer - easy drinking.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Gavage
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a nice 2" head that lingers a while. Mild lacing paints the glass during the session.

Smell: loads of citrus, floral hops, and fruit sweetness leap from the glass.

Taste: nice malt base with a balancing hearty bitterness. Nice citrus tones and caramel ride the tongue throughout. Very tasty as this was a fresh keg.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout with a bit of dryness during the finish. Short but perky aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: super session pale ale that could have been quaffed all day. Nice beer worth seeking out.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy (bottle-conditioned) golden amber body is topped by a 3/4" head that holds well, and eventually drops, but leaves a complete surface covering and some thin sheets of lace about the glass. Very nice. The nose offers bright, fresh, floral & citrusy hops over a delicate, caramel-splashed biscuit-like maltiness. The body is medium-light with a very fine, gently crisp carbonation that caresses the tastebuds. The flavor mirrors the aroma with a combination of lightly tangy, fruity, and citrusy hop flavors over a very lightly caramelish and biscuity maltiness that's well backed by solid bitterness. It finishes dry with a short lingering citrusy hop note and some bready/biscuity maltiness. Extremely well balanced. Very refined. Crisp & refreshing. Highly drinkable. An impressive American pale ale!

Photo of dickroop
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visiting my brother in Beaufort, we trekked over to Priscilla's Crystal Coast Wine Shop in Morehead City. This store devotes two floor-to-ceiling shelf units to craft beers, with a good sampling of Carolina brews and outstanding craft beers from far and wide. Here we scored a single of this brew.

It poured a hazy golden color with a quick-fading head. The aroma was an outstanding, strong citric hop fragrance with a slight piney twang. The flavor was equally rewarding. Not much or a malt profile, only a little sweetness left. Mostly delicious (Pacific NW?) hops, producing a clean, mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel was medium dry, slight oiliness, tangy, slightly astringent astringent. Drinkability was outstanding, tasty and refreshing. Want MORE!

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4.4/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of rustymoore
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This ale pours a orangish gold with a thick head and good lacing throughout. Smells sweet with strong hop notes. Grapefruit taste is very prominent in the middle of a nice barrage of hops. Very smooth and drinkable. Something I will definately add to my regular drinking beers. Just a good solid brew.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a nonic glass from a 12oz long brown neck brown bottle with a crimped cap.

Hazy light amber color with a generous slightly off-white head with good retention leaving chunky lacing down the glass,the carbination was on the light side.

Good,flowery,citrus hop nose,earthy,with light sweet malty scents. Easy,pleasing aromas.

Citrusy tastes with light sweet toasty carmell,good balance with a clean,smooth citrusy finish. Very enjoyable taste.Light and crisp.

Enjoyable brew has an easy,pleasing feel. Picked this beer up on my vacation to the Outer Banks also had the ipa version of this beer.Similar taste to the ipa just lighter. Very nice highly drinkable beers,wish they were avalible in my area.

Photo of jbone78
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable Pale Ale with a great balance of malt and hop character. I buy this beer a lot because it is a great everyday beer. Good for any occasion. Pours a little hazy and has a dry hopped American aroma. malts blend well and has a sweet finish.

Photo of veech
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a very drinkable and enjoyable pale ale. I've sung the praises of Highland beers for years and this one is no exception. No real downside to report, excellent color, aroma and taste. It has a very distinct crispness that finishes strong from a moderately hoppy start. Excellent drinkability as I didn't get any increased acidity with this beer as I do at times with hoppier beers. Yoy just can't go wrong with Highland products.

Photo of mmmbeer
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date - dry-hopped with Cascade. The beer is a chill-hazed bright amber, with light carbonation and two fingers of cream head that leaves some nice webs of lace. Floral, citric, earthy and piney in the nose on top of some light malts. The flavor adds to this notes of white grapefruit, sea salt and some spiciness, along with some toasted/biscuity malts that are there mostly for ballast. There is a deep hop character (floral and citric being the most prevalent) but they aren't too bitter. Its body is medium and dry, smooth, with tingly carbonation and a medium to long finish. Overall it's not earth-shattering, but it is a nice showcase of US hops - a good, no-frills pale ale.

Photo of humuloner22
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed: 1/20/09

Highland Brewing Company's St. Terese's Pale Ale is a fine American Pale Ale with an amber, ever so slightly cloudy appearance. The aroma was sweet with floral undertones. This ale had a nice balanced flavor with a slightly tangy finish. The mouthfeel was medium heavy and smooth. I continue to support this beer by buying it often in between tastings.

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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
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