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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale - Highland Brewing

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

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Reviews: 241
Hads: 516
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tigerpaws on 07-18-2002

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Reviews: 241 | Hads: 516
Photo of Bonzo
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to pint glass. L: 1/2 in head that fades quickly and leaves slight lacing. S: Not very aromatic. Light smell of pine and some light malt. T: Piney hops and a slight fruitiness up front with a light malt flavor that gives a good balance. Taste fades very quickly O: Not much to this one. No off putting flavors just a little too light in taste and smell. This could be a very good transition beer or a very good "grass cutting beer." Easy on the palate but with a decent taste.

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Photo of delta490
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A solid Pale Ale. The beer has a beautiful light amber color with a thin white head that leaves nice soapy lacing. The aroma is a little weak, with faint notes of the hops, but nothing distinctive and goes away pretty quickly once poured. The taste is about the same, with just light biscuit notes from the malt and faint hops. The body has a nice weight to it and a fairly smooth finish.

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Photo of alicemcneil
2.64/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Best described as "IPA Lite". Not much smell in the glass except for some faint pine. Very little carbonation even with an aggressive pour. Mouthfeel is watery and the taste disappears immediately. Would buy again if my only choices were this and Budweiser.

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Photo of Chug-a-lug
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The hop bitterness hits you first then eases out.
Smells peachy.
Color is golden similar to a lager. Nothing special.

Another great beer from Highland.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Cloudy amber orange, slightly hazy, with a creamy one finger white head and little retention. Not much going on here, slightly lifeless, but settles to a collar relatively slowly.

Caramel light nose, some toasty grains, with some good tea like hop soft aromas. Pretty basic but pretty solid as well. Some light hints of fruit orange and citrus qualities as well but a bit muted and faded.

Palate comes with a real nice light fruit citrus orange and bit of grapefruit in the first sip. Light bodied with the malts actually being downplayed and more hop bitterness being pronounced than the sweet hinting malts. Fruity finish, hints towards candy. A little wet even for a basic pale ale.

Overall pretty decent, but nothing too crazy, just a simple pale ale with a fruit forward action. Not bad. I could have this again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale has a thick, spongy, off-white head, a clear, burnished-gold appearance, with some bubble streams, noticeable sediment suspended throughout, and some lacing clumps left behind. The aroma is of sourdough bread, some lemon, and hop resin. Taste is of those elements, with an unfortunate underlying tap water note. Mouthfeel is watery, and Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale finishes dry and easy drinking.


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Photo of knoxbeerman
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a solid example of an English Pale Ale.
Asheville has turned into quite a good destination for sampling craft beer and being from nearby Knoxville is a joy! I enjoyed it quite a bit and plan to drinking it again in the near future.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a fluffy, dense, off-white, foamy head. Aromas of toasted grains, subtle caramel notes, slight bitterness, and some floral highlights. Flavors are roasted and sweet forward, with a buttered toast character, some floral highlights, citrus notes, and a subtle underlying bitterness. Sweet and tangy through flavor, with a subtle sweet aftertaste, as well. The body is light and smooth throughout. Subtle bitter linger on an otherwise clean, effervesced finish. This is right along the English Pale Ale style.

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Photo of Amalak
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a bit of a plain beer. There's a hint of honey. A bit of a celery taste. It has a tinny taste to it. It's not a bad beer at all, but it's very plain and doesn't have anything that makes it stand out.

It has a golden color, clearish, and there are a ton of bubbles flowing up, some big some small. Very interesting. There a good foamy white head and some lacing. There's a nice hops and honey scent.

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Photo of BrettMRogers
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- beautiful, inviting golden appearance

S- slight sweetness in the aroma, very mild smell

T-having a difficult time describing it (I'm new at this!) but I like it. Whatever it is it's very mild and subtle, not overpowering. I like the after taste

M- water but pleasantly carbonated

O-delicious, I'd drink it again for sure but I've had better pale ales

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Photo of Foyle
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 3/4” white head with leaves decent lacing on the glass. Color is gold and mostly clear. Significant carbonation bubbles streaming up.
Aroma: Strong aroma of citrus & floral hops dominate the smell with some mild yeast and malt aroma in the background.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and watery with a refreshing finish.
Flavor: Differs widely from the aroma – although the hops are evident they are well balanced by a malt that presents cracker and yeast roll flavors.
Overall: This a very pleasant session ale that will pair well with many meals, but can also be enjoyed as a stand alone.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
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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Photo of patpbr
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of tkelley
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of Mojo
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of mattsdenney
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
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

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Photo of MacQ32
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear honey colored pour; the modest head leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Toffee malts and earthy hops

Taste: Opens with a toffee malt flavor that adds a slight earthy hop bitterness in the middle; the hops never really build and the finish is slightly grainy with a solid malt-forward profile

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The world of APAs has moved in a different direction since this beer was formulated and I found myself thinking this tasted more English than American; easy to drink, but I like a hoppier profile to my APAs

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Photo of Goukbeergals
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of metter98
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.

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Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.