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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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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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 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.

Gavage, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of ckeegan04
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orangish brown in color with thin white head that quickly fades. Light lacing as well.

S - Light citrusy aroma with a faint hint of pale malt as well.

T - Sweet taste up front of pale malt. Quickly overcome by a moderate citrusy hop bite. Leaves a somewhat astringent soapy aftertaste though. Aftertast isnt so bad that it takes away from the very solid taste while drinking.

M/D - Medium bodied and very crisp. Well carbonated.

ckeegan04, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of cjgator3
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a golden amber color with a solid white head. The aroma is typical for an APA, with sweet malt and citrusy hops, very pleasant. The taste is very nice and refreshing with sweet malt and citrusy hops in the crisp finish. Overall, Highland St. Therese's Pale Ale is a solid APA that is pretty sessionable and definitely worth a shot.

cjgator3, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of aubuc1
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a shaker pint glass.

Clear light tan beer with a nice white head.

Very citrusy sweet smell that is not overpowering.

Grapefruity citrus with a malt follow.

Light, sharp mouthfeel that leaves quickly.

Nice handcrafted beer, but not a world beater. Buy it if you see it.

aubuc1, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of Walker8810
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful clear golden hue. fairly thick head with nice lacing down the sides of the glass. lovely citrusy hop aroma comes through nicely. hops up front with a bit of sweetness in the finish. very refreshing beer. crisp and smooth with a wonderful hop taste to it. overall, a good pale ale that i will come back to often.

Walker8810, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of atsprings
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice crisp orange with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a nice balance of sweet malts and citrus hops. The taste is a bit malty with citrus and pine hops lingering in the finish. The beer a little heavy for the style and alcohol strenght, but still somewhat crisp. This is a decent beer, but not something I'd drink that often.

atsprings, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from bboven, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, pale hops and some citrus.

T: The taste is on the malty side with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus up front. The hops presence is there but at times it seems rather subdued. However, there is enough balance to keep things together. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, even though there are other APA's that I would choose first, this is a decent beer that is worth drinking for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-ounce bottle poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass yields a clear pale orange-amber body capped with a couple of fingers of fine white foam that retains at a sheet and leaves plenty of sticky lacing

Smells hoppy; earthy and evergreen with a touch of sugary malt and orange rind. Notes of honey emerge as the drink warms.

Tastes smooth and sugary with nutty caramel and spicy hops that bring a nice bright bitterness to the end of the drink.

Light bodied and refreshing, surprisingly hoppy with really excellent drinkability.

cvstrickland, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of drperm
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great session beer and a great APA from a great brewery.

The aroma is invitingly full of hops and toast. Lots of hops (without being West-Coast overdone) on the tongue, with a snappy palate on the finish. It might be slightly on the thin side, but it truly is excellent. Try it with good fresh Indian curry dishes and you'll be glad you did.

drperm, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my limited notes of the summer 07 road trip.

Pours a golden/orange color, decent sized head with some good lacing.

Smell has some floral hops melded with malt.

Taste is lightly hopped with a decent citrus element, some orange present, crisp although feels a bit thin.

deltatauhobbit, May 27, 2008
Photo of Lupe
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with a fluffy beige head. Decent retention with pretty much no lace left behind.

Solid hoppy aroma. Hops are strong, and you definitely get the floral cascade aroma with a citrus bite. Malts add some breadiness to the nose along with caramel, but are just a platform for the hops.

Flavor is similar to the aroma. Starts bready with some caramel before the hops come in. Both floral and piney with a quick whip of citrus. There is a bit of a drop off between the malt and hops - they don't quite blend or bleed into each other. The hop side tastes a little watery before the bready malt comes in at the finish.

Light-medium in body - starts medium then gets lighter. Crisp and refreshing with a mild graininess. Not quite a session beer as I can see losing interest after a couple. Enjoyable and easy drinking - nothing special, but a solid choice.

Lupe, May 06, 2008
Photo of KarlHungus
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MuenchenerKindl for this one. It pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into decent lacing. The aroma is of cirtus, and grapefruit. The taste is quite balanced, with some toffee like malt cutting through the grapefuirty hops. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is an easy drinking APA. It reminds me a lot of Summit EPA. If this were my local, I could see myself drinking it fairly often.

KarlHungus, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter copper/amber colour with a biggish head that quickly dissolves, leaving essentially no residue on the glass.

The aroma has a subtle but strong hoppiness to it. It has bread-like qualities with some caramel thrown into the mix for a nice balance.

The flavour basically continues with the traits of the aroma: bread notes combining with sweet caramel are the main characteristics here. Hops are more floral this time around for a well balanced attack that reverts back to a bit of bread flavour at the finish of each sip. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing in this light bodied beer. It is perhaps a bit over-carbonated at times but still nice overall.

This is an enjoyable, easy drinking beer that would make for a nice session brew. I'd certainly pick this one up again.

SixpointJMH, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of NCSUdo
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A: Deep golden, copper, under a big foamy white head. Good retention and lace.

S: Some citrus and slightly piney hops, malt backbone holds up. Could use a little "umph".

T: Same "umph" needed here. Not bad, citrus hops, good malt backbone, decent bitterness, just not enough here.

M/D: Medium bodied, carbonation is high but goes well. Very good drinkability. Could drink this all day.

NCSUdo, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to 67couple for this one.

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass.

A - hazy, pale yellow/amber color with a white head that fell to a layer, leaving some good lacing.

S - mostly malt in the aroma with a slight hint of citrus hops.

T - good balance of sweet malt and citrus hop flavors blended well together.

M - medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

D - a good sessionable beer from Highland.

JoeyBeerBelly, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of BDIMike
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color. Good white head that leaves a thin white lace as you drink.
Very strong smell of hops. Not overpowering, but a good citrusy smell.
Immediately you taste the good hop flavor to this beer. The malts come and balance it out very nicely, leaving a good citrus aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is light with little carbonation.
Drinkability is good for a pale. Good hop flavors, but enough balance to drink a 6-pack, if need be.

BDIMike, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of argock
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass

A: Hazy dark peach hue with tall off-white head and tons of sticky lace.

S: Aromas are dominated by fresh floral Cascade hops with a touch of spicy hoppiness as well and some sweet, caramel malts.

T: Fresh tasting brew with solid malt backbone that is perfect sweetness to balance the floral Cascade and spicy hops that dominate the overall character of this excellent brew.

M: A touch thin but still plenty coating with heavy alpha-acid contribution. Pleasant bitter aftertaste and light carbonation.

D: Hoppy without being off-putting or over-the-top in this department because of the solid malt base. A great local beer that I'm glad I got the chance to try.

argock, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of grees20
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have never seen Highland products in Pennsylvania so I was able to get my hands on this during a tasting with some friends. This APA has a cloudy, straw body with nice hops aroma in the taste. A thin, white head leaves behind decent lacing. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. A slightly bitter finish is quite pleasant. Overall, a good, crisp APA. I'm glad I have one more bottle of this.

grees20, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to grub for sharing this bottle.

Pours a clear amber, thin white head forms, big bubbles, settles down to a thin ring, leaves some lace spots on the glass. Smell is nice, lots of citrus, some lemon, grapefruity, caramel, grains, very fruity, interesting character. Taste is malty, some caramel, bread, sugars, citrus, grapefruit, lots of light fruits, some oats, nice clean finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, very refreshing. Not too exciting but a decent pale ale, thanks Russ!

Viggo, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of ffejherb
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle into DFH specialty glass on 3/19/08.

A - Slightly hazy orange body with thin white head speckled with bubbles. Head quickly diminished and left only spotty lacing. Plenty of active carbonation.

S - Sweet citrusy aroma with some floral qualities. Malt is sweet caramel and some mild bread and grains. Just a bit of alcohol in the nose as well.

T - Prevalent citrus flavor, courtesy of cascade hops, paired with a significant graininess and some sweet caramel malt. Some zesty lemon rind is also present.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and primarily watery texture. Still, this has quite a smooth mouthfeel. Finish is a little dry with a crisp hop bite.

D - Pretty standard pale ale that would make a good session brew.

ffejherb, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Pale malts, some sweated grains, and a bit of citrus for the aroma.

Taste: Mildly sweet pale maltiness with a hint of caramel. Light citrus flavor that grows in its grapefruitiness as it warms provides a medium bitterness. Finishes lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Somewhere in the medium-thin range for body. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: A relatively smooth, easy drinking, if a bit average pale ale.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 18, 2008
Photo of grub
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loki hooked me up with this one in a recent trade. thanks kip!

12oz bottle. sampled march 15/08.

pours a nice clear golden amber colour with a small dense white head. the head drops fairly quick with some spotty lace.

aroma is nice. big bread and biscuit malt. light citrus hops. bit of alcohol. slightly floral. bit of caramel sweetness.

taste is good. solid bread and biscuit malt. light floral and grapefruit hops. bit of alcohol. low bitterness level. very similar to the kashmir, but with a bit less hop character.

mouthfeel is good. well integrated medium carbonation level. medium-light body.

drinkability is good. well balanced and enjoyable. a solid beer that doesn't really wow me, but i'd gladly drink regularly if it were local.

grub, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of Traquairlover
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to michaeld23 for this extra in our last trade.

12-oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Slightly hazy amber, white one finger white head, head was a mix of small and medium bubbles and dissipated relatively quickly. Medium lacing left on glass.

S = Great balance with citrus notes of hops joined with a solid bread dough malt backbone. Fresh and light.

T = Slight bitterness from the hops, floral notes, followed by fresh grain flavors and fresh baked white bread, good long bitter finish.

M = Medium bodied, good mouthcoating, good level of carbonation.

D = This is a very pleasant example of an APA, well worth having if it is available, though I would not put it at the top of the category.

Traquairlover, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a pale murky orange with a thin bright white head that only thinned out a little for a nice wispy retention that left some decent lace. The aroma is mostly citrus, some light hoppiness, and a little residual sweetness in the back.

The taste is zesty orange citrus and sweet caramel malts up front with a subtle yet firm balance of zippy hops in the backend that lingers just long enough before being swept away with a final wash of sweet citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a pleasant creamy feel.

This was a very nice easy drinking Pale Ale from Highland with the prominent citrus element being a most welcome surprise for me. Definitely worth a pint if you come across it.

Kegatron, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of armock
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of citrus hops and more hops

T - Is pretty good nice hop start with some citrus notes

M - This is a fairly medium bodied beer

D - This is a good pale ale I could drink this one all nightlong this is a beer thats worth trying sometime

armock, Feb 20, 2008
Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.