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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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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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Photo of 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
Photo of TheSSG


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
Photo of 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
Photo of patpbr


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

01-07-2014 22:05:34 | More by patpbr
Photo of tkelley


3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet glass.

A - Pale goldish straw color. White head with good coverage and retention. Very clear body.

N - Light hops... citrusy and a little piney. More malt notes than I expected. Toast or biscuit.

T - very mild PA. Light citrus notes. Toasted malts on the back end.

M - Pretty watery. Not much going on with carbonation.

O - not bad. Pretty drinkable standard ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 00:25:03 | More by tkelley
Photo of Mojo


3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Highlands Brewing snifter

A - clear gold with initial one finger foamy head quickly receding to a small bit of foam and a nice retention ring. Lacing is pretty good.

S - not much on the nose except for bread and floral. And that is weak.

T - very mild sweet apple malt flavor giving way to a mild hop finish. This beer is just born to be mild.

M - inoffensive, but not great either.

O - easy to drink, fairly tasty, but not a game changer. SNPA is much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 02:51:31 | More by Mojo
Photo of KYGunner


3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden coloring under a fizzy yet cohesive head.

Simple aromas of biscuity malt, sweet grains and tea leaves.

The taste is also rather simple, not overly pronounced, but rather delightful. Toasty malt and grain, tea leaves and cereal grains.

No carbonation bite and a smooth feel makes this a very drinkable ale without being overly complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 22:22:37 | More by KYGunner
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy amber with a fluffy white head.

The smell is slightly floral hops, a little earthy.

The taste is slighty bitter with a little malt.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Not terrible but not great, pretty boring pale ale. Very mild in both taste and smell.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 00:32:42 | More by Dave1999
Photo of mattsdenney


3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of a 12-pack sampler in Sevierville, TN. Poured from 12 ounce bottle (no best by date) into a Spieglau IPA glass.

This pale ale produces a nice thick sticky head (which is partially due to the glass). The color is bright gold, light looking consistency, transparent.

The smell is light. Some floral hops, distant fruity essence, some sweetness. The taste is crisp and clean and much like the smell, very mild. I would in no way agree with the bottle's description that this beer has an "assertive hop flavor". I would say this is more of a lightly hopped golden ale. The beer's malty flavors stand-out above any hops but there is some balance. Some lingering earthy, straw-like flavors but mostly a non-existent aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very thin and somewhat watery. Lightly carbonated and slightly dry. Overall the beer is ok. It really depends on what you expect from it. If you're looking for a typical pale ale you will likely be let down. If you want a refreshing, lightly flavored summery beer with decent malt/hop balance this one might do the trick.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 23:37:44 | More by mattsdenney
Photo of IchLiebeBier


2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear; golden straw; small white frothy head; dissipates quickly, but good lacing

Aroma: Malty; citrusy hops

Taste: Thin, hoppy bite up front; too much like a pils, which is not my favorite style.

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:42:16 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of MacQ32

South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a golden yellow with minimal head and lacing.

S - Sweet toffee/caramel malts and apple type fruits and earthy hops.

T - Citrusy bitter up front, not dry at all, sweet toasty caramel finish. Very sweet throughout.

M - Light bodied, decently carbonated. Pretty standard, no qualms.

O - Ok, easy to drink, mild but decent flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 00:36:45 | More by MacQ32
Photo of Goukbeergals


4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hop forward smell definitely dry hopped. Pours golden color. Surprising amount of malt taste for the genre which I don't think I would like the sound of but I do like the taste of. Strong crisp hop finish that fades to a sweet lingering flavor. Light, crisp, highly carbonated mouthfeel. Overall a very solid pale ale. Schlafly apa > this > Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 06:42:18 | More by Goukbeergals
Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanx Damian74Shensky:

Into a pint glass:

A: clear yellow body with fast rising carbonation leading into a one finger white foamy head, minimal lacing

S: light hops and malts combined nicely but nothing that shows anthing specific

T: mainly sweet through previously mentioned flavors, sweet aftertaste and finish

M: light, mostly sessionable, adequate carbonation

O: good one for an APA, I would have this again; would make a good back porch summer beer

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 11:43:25 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down but left a thin but dense layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrusy and floral hops and caramel malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has ever so slight hints of sweetness and bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is well balanced between malts and hops, is very easy to drink and also can be considered sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 01:43:10 | More by metter98
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy dark golden yellow in color with some orange highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense white head that slowly reduces to medium sized patch of medium sized bubbles with a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts, citrus/grapefruit hops, and an even lighter amount of spicy pine hops.

T: The beer starts out with the light to moderate flavors of pale malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Following the malts, there is a moderate amount of hop flavors - first the citrus/grapefruit and then the spicy pine/resin. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades rather quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Very easy to drink and sessionable - this is an easy beer to enjoy and pairs well with many different foods. Definitely worth grabbing one of these when in NC with the pleasant flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 00:56:45 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of BeerDawgs


3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden with good clarity. A touch of head and a light coat of sticky lace left on the top of the brew

S - Grassy and malt notes are dominant. A slight hint of alcohol

T - A nice light pale ale. Dominant bready malty notes and slight hop balance towards the end.

M - Light bodied and smooth. Easy to drink

O - An easy to drink pale ale. Not bad for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 01:43:25 | More by BeerDawgs
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours an appealing dark golden color with a nice frothy head. smell is banana and citrus, quite pleasant. taste doesn't live up to the smell however, slight citrus notes and a slight bitter finish. not too flavorful. medium bodied with medium carbonation. goes down smooth.

overall its a refreshing beer that I'd never turn down, but not something I'd regularly seek out. it's solid but nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 16:41:03 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of bjbakerbsu

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my third Highlands brew, and I have to say that they seem to know what they are doing. This is a very good APA, and I would definitely have it as a mainstay in my fridge. Despite being a good beer, there is nothing outstanding or unique, in my opinion. It is just a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 01:17:15 | More by bjbakerbsu
Photo of marlinsfan4


3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a full white head and good carbonation. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Prominent citrus hop flavor with a nice level of bitterness. Medium bodied and creamy and crisp dry finish. Not the mot exciting beer, but an above average pale ale that won't let you down.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:01:50 | More by marlinsfan4
Photo of southeastmat

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden yellow with orangish hues. Nice lacing as you drink but the head falls away quickly after first pour.

S: Just average grassy notes here. A bit of sweet malt comes through on back end.

T: Great clean beer. Nice sweetness from the malt up front then come in the hops. They are not huge at all but you get just enough bitterness to satisfy the palate. Good hot weather brew - refreshing.

M: Light and clean. Smooth.

O: Solid offering. Not spectacular, but a great year-round offering. It's the perfect companion for burgers on the deck in the middle of a heat wave.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:08:30 | More by southeastmat
Photo of Josiah2729


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Yellowish orange with one finger of white head, decent lacing.

Smell: Medium citrus hops with faint malt smell.

Taste: Light citrus hops up front with a medium, semi-sweet malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated with a lingering cool hoppy burn.

Overall: Decent APA, not my favorite, but I like what Highland is doing here.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 22:09:47 | More by Josiah2729
Photo of xybreeder


4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful combination of golden + amber + orange, with a perfect head and decent lacing.

S - Citrus hops, slight yeast aroma, grapefruit, overall a good smelling brew.

T - Same as the aroma, citrus hops seems to dominate the flavor. Bitterness is not too bad though, could use a little more malt flavor to offset the bitterness. Grapefruit on the back end (and a little warm), but still a very nice tasting beer.

M - Medium to light body, but carbonation is spot on, not too much, not too little, just right (at least for me :)).

O - A very enjoyable and solid pale ale, and thx again to my friend Wendell for bringing this to me from out-of-state!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:43:25 | More by xybreeder
Photo of CampusCrew


4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Defintly more american and citrusy than their ipa. I prefer this. One of my favoriste of their main lineup. Balanced, nice ctirus, big for a pale ale. Pairs with several foods. Great session beer, hot or cold weather, very versatile. A great selection and will compete with the best pale ales in the country.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:57:44 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of Pencible


3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured clear gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like very faint copper and burnt caramel.
T: It tasted like faint but sweet caramel and come copper hops and bready yeast. It had a very clean aftertaste that was a bit bittersweet.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a decent pale ale, but nothing special. The scent and taste were bland but very easy to drink. Not a bad beer, but easily forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 19:34:16 | More by Pencible
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle picked up in NC the other day.

a - opened and filled my duck rabbit snifter. nice orange color, transparent with a thin bubbly head that fizzed away rather quickly. looks pretty classic pale ale.

s - nice citric hop presence evened out by a good malt backbone. a touch of wheaty earthiness. nice, classic.

t - much like the nose a soft citric hop presence with a great counter balance with a flavorful malt. classic pale ale. good subtle sweetness. it just works.

m - a bit on the thin side. easy drinking...could have 10 in a night.

o - overall, this is a classic pale ale. very nice, very unoffensive. soft hop presence, but not over bearing. if you like pale ales, you will enjoy this. just solid, just good.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 00:53:22 | More by cosmicevan
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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
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