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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: 447
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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 WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Appears a slightly hazed apricot copper hue with a vibrantly bubbled white head really looks inticing and the lacing is forming as the head settles with specks of scattered lace. Aroma is nice with dry hopped cascades kicking in floral mildly citrus based alpha acids with a mild biscuit malt sweetness, but once again the dry hopping really adds a nice hop nose to this brew. Flavor is balanced but assertively hoppy great flagship pale ale solid and not one dimensional in any way. I'm getting really fresh hop tones like citrus and floral tones with fresh cut grass herbal qualities and a nice fruity light biscuit malt with a touch of apricot flavor here, nice. Mouthfeel is oily with hop resins medium bodied even but crisp carbonation really smooth sessionable brew, I was thinking mediocre at best with this brew, but those folks in NC are getting this microbrew movement. Drinkability solid offering get me this one on a cask engine and I might find my session beer great drinkability I want another and I can handle a few of these that pretty much spells session beer.

09-15-2007 14:21:27 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Color is a golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is strong, malty, with some hop hints. Flavor is not strong, but refreshing, nice balance between maltiness and hop taste, some hop bitterness. Smooth, crisp, not exceptional but definitely worth a try.

09-08-2007 02:38:56 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of jcdiflorio

West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%

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.

08-20-2007 02:24:14 | More by jcdiflorio
Photo of russpowell


3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured glod/amber with 2 fingers of white head. Very good lacing & good head retention

S: Piney & citrus hops & biscuitty malt

T: Lemony hops & breadyness up front. Honey malt surfaces as this warms. Finishes with lemon hop snap & biscuitty malt

MF: Light/medium-bodied with great balance & good carbonation

Drinks very easy, a nice straight forward APA

08-15-2007 05:27:54 | More by russpowell
Photo of Duster72


3.25/5  rDev -10%

Pours a cloudy amber with a one finger head. Aroma is very pleasant citrus with a definite orange push. Taste is biscuty malts backed with citrus and floral hops. Quite bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body, typical heavier pale ale. Overall, relatively generic. Not something I would buy regularly, but non offensive.

08-09-2007 19:57:41 | More by Duster72
Photo of bboven


3.03/5  rDev -16.1%

First impression is that this beer is good, but seems too malty to be a pale ale. It's dry hopped which hides the malt on aroma, but you can certainly taste it. Would work great as a copper ale, and I like copper ales, but as for pale ale I don't think this is it. The color is pale ale, smell and taste are copper ale, mouth feel and drinkability could b either. Good beer, just not to style.

07-17-2007 02:05:34 | More by bboven
Photo of wcdoyle


3.9/5  rDev +8%

Poured warmish, the color was clear light tea/yellowish-orange. Poured cold, the color was the same, but cloudy, which explains the variety in earlier posts. Slow pour built a one-inch head with dense bubbles that settled down then dropped out gradually. Orange-lemon sharpness in the smell with sweetness rolling in underneath. First taste came closest to the inside (i.e. not the crust) of a fresh-baked baguette. Astringency--as does the pineyness --comes through in the finish and aftertaste. A combination I found satisfying and enjoyable. As this beer warms up, citrus flavors seem to overtake the pine flavor. I actually bumped up the flavor score because of the pleasant variety I discovered as this beer warms (even though the mouthfeel seems to thin out as it warms).

06-28-2007 18:33:08 | More by wcdoyle
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a sunny golden color with a nice sized head which mellows to a thin layer quickly. Disappearing foam transforms to lace quickly.

Big fresh piney hops in the nose. Hopheads know the type. Typical of the style, which isn't bad, just in line with the style. Clean and cool. Hit me...

Flavor offers a strong hop bite up front, mellowing quickly, bringing in some malty balance. Slightly offputting mineral bitterness in the finish. Remains fruity and light throughout. Mouth is creamy and buoyant.

Super-easy drinking, and with an ABV that's session-friendly. Nothing amazing, just a simple, solid pale ale.

06-06-2007 21:55:10 | More by Metalmonk
Photo of beermanbrian


2.88/5  rDev -20.2%

Copper color with a thin white cap. Some grassy hops but I mostly notice sweet caramel malt flavors in the smell and taste. Really thin on the body. This one is short on taste and watery overall. Alcohol shows through at the end, even at the low ABV. Nothing special about this one and I really can't recomend that it's even worth a try.

04-22-2007 01:10:13 | More by beermanbrian
Photo of ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +8%

On Tap at Fishbones in Greensboro. Nice deep pale color almost to copper, a shade past Amber.
Aroma- some piney hops, not pungent but present.
Mouthfeel- light malt body, good hop flavor that elicits some citrus notes and the hops are consistent without being astringent. A good froth livens up the citrus flavors really nice. Finishes with earthy-minty hops. Feels closer to an English pale, but at just over 5% this American Pale is quaffable and tasty. Support NC Breweries! Anything Highland makes is choice!

04-17-2007 13:25:49 | More by ByTor2112
Photo of Bierguy5


3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

Golden color, with just a shade of amber. Thin white head disappears quickly, leaving no lace at all.

Nice citrusy hop aroma. A bit grainy and cereal-like.

Slightly toasty and caramel malt, combines nicely with citrusy hop flavor. Very well balanced.

Good body, and ample carbonation. This was nice, and very easy to drink.

04-09-2007 11:43:24 | More by Bierguy5
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

12oz. bottle courtesy of bobbyc881

Hazy golden color. Large, rocky, just off-white head. Brewed with Cascade hops.

Aroma was sweet - floral. Honey and pepper in there. Strong scent of celery salt - not bad but unusual.

Taste started and finished as grassy. Lingered well into aftertaste. Biscuity at center. Pepper in taste, as well as some other spice I can't name. Seems to get hoppier as it warms.

Light in body, with medium carbonation. Dry. Very smooth.

A very enjoyable session beer. Nice flavor, well balanced.

03-12-2007 15:00:00 | More by
Photo of Backer2004

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

The first beer I tried of many the night of my brews cruise of Asheville. Nothing too exciting, but a crisp, clean Pale Ale to any other. Lots of carbonation and nice head retention. A bit grassy/hoppy smell. A little heavy mouthfeel but very easy to drink. After homebrewing one of these, I am impressed with the subtleties found here.

02-20-2007 02:27:24 | More by Backer2004
Photo of saintwarrick

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

First time having this Carolinas brewery. Pours a very hazy copper color with some sediment in the glass. Aroma is biscuity with citrus and pine notes which gives a nice edge to the smell. A thick head forms and stays with the beer, leaving a nice lacy trail down your pint glass.

Taste is solid, very dry, but not quite as bitter as I usually like my pale ales. Needs a little more hoppy bite in my opinion so its a little flat to me in that regard. But the aftertaste speaks to the hops very well, leaving me with a good overall experience.

A good pale ale I wouldn't mind having a again, but I doubt I'd pick it over some of its more hoppy brethren.

02-11-2007 07:26:58 | More by saintwarrick
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a subtle oily hop aroma with a very nice light grain nose.

The taste was upfront grapefruit and peppery hop with a considerable doughy grain finish.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness and slightly creamy.

Overall a very sessionable APA. Would drink in mass if I had access. Thanks to brentk56.

01-13-2007 02:02:15 | More by plaid75
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured a cloudy amber with no real head and no significant lacing. Smell was very grainy, almost like cereal. Grassy and earthy tomes as well. Taste followed suit nicely. Hoppy but not citrusy, more of a grainy, grassy type of taste. Very mellow and different. Nice carbonation and easy drinkability make this another good brew from highland, and a nice change of pace for an APA!

01-12-2007 01:59:13 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

got this via trade. Had a glass while relaxing and watching football. This was hoppy to the point that I went back and checked the bottle on the counter. THought I was drinking an IPA.

A - Clear golden color with a medium sized white head.
S - some biscuity malt note dominated by citrus and floral cascade hop
T - Hoppier than the nose. Light undertones of biscut malt try to keep up with the Hops but definitely take a back seat.
M - light bodied, not overpoweringly hoppy but definitely lets you know they're in there.
D - Would've prefered a bit more malt to hops ratio but why complain. It's a tasty brew.

01-08-2007 18:05:40 | More by barleywinebrewer
Photo of flexabull


4/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a nice bright gold color, slight haze, a decent head, and a bit of lacing.

Aromas are faint, a bit of creamy citrus noted, and a smell of sweetened tea.

Beer has a nice citrus hoppy bite on the front. Coats your mouth well. Finished with a creamy sweetened tea like flavor from the malts. Nicely balanced beer with a good mouthfeel.

This is a very solid offering from Highland. Very drinkable, I could see this being a standard in the fridge.

Thanks for the bottle Loki.

12-30-2006 22:29:37 | More by flexabull
Photo of orfeu

New Mexico

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%

Bottle acquired the other day courtesy of oberon -- many thanks for the opportunity! Hazy golden-orange color with a just-off-white and creamy-soapy head. Pretty meek in the aroma with leafy-soapy scents of candied lemon rinds and bergamot flowers. Unfortunately, a very indiscriminate flavor profile going on here: meager floral and leafy hop characteristics with a dull whitebread malt bill. Decently smooth medium-light body and juicy mouthfeel. Really, this isn't a bad brew, there just isn't much going on. Moderately drinkable, but would be more so if there were a few more fireworks happening in the taste.

12-19-2006 04:03:30 | More by orfeu
Photo of BrewnZ


4.18/5  rDev +15.8%

Filtered bright gold, this beer had the nice aroma of American hops (citrus and. . . ). A good malt body, medium, balanced with American hop flavor. This was the best regional beer I found at Barley's Tap House while in Knoxville, TN. A standard APA but its quality put it above the rest.

11-20-2006 04:03:02 | More by BrewnZ
Photo of ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

A clean golden colored beer. Has a small off white head. There is a light sweet grassy character in the aroma at first with hints of lemon and citrus in the background. Then some biscuity notes and a hint of piney hops. There is a light sweet grain with a biscuity background at the start of the taste. The finish has an alternating lemony grapfruit hop character. Quite drinkable.

11-04-2006 18:57:52 | More by ybnorml
Photo of BEERchitect


4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Very impressed with all of Highland's brews. This is a very solid pale ale. Typical firm malt base that takes on toasty, bready, caramel, nutty, biscuity flavors with a mild chewy texture. Hop bittering balance the malts nicely, as well as contribute spicy, citrus, pine flavors and aromas. Medium - full texture that holds firm throughout the session. Adequately carbonated, well headed and laced nicely. A little dirtier and richer than most great APAs, but may sacrifice a bit on the cleanliness.

10-19-2006 14:01:07 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of kimcgolf


3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Had this at Taco Mac with some spicy chili, so my senses were slightly muted. However, the beer poured from the bottle to a hazy reddish orange reminiscent of a good IPA. Head was a good thick off-white, and although it quickly disappeared, its residual lacing lasted through the entire glass. Had a nice, pleasant aroma of citrus fruit and floral hops, and the taste followed suit. The alcohol never did make itself known, but was not really expected to in this beer. Finish was slightly biotter and somewhat dry, but a nice, tasty thirst quenching beer all and all.

10-14-2006 00:57:56 | More by kimcgolf
Photo of MSchae1017


3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from the bottle.

This beer pours an amber gold with a foamy white head that dissipates to a thin foamy ring rather quickly and doesn't lace much. The beer smells of pale toasty malts with a very light floral hop smell. The taste is mostly malty as well along with a faint grapefruity hop taste. The mouthfeel is very nice, a decent body with a nice carbonation. It has a high drinkability, not the best Pale ale in the world, but nothing offensive. I would certainly get it with dinner somewhere if a anchor liberty, snpa, or terrapin rpa wasn't available.

10-04-2006 19:39:39 | More by MSchae1017
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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Picked this up today at Whole Foods in Raleigh at their convenient single cooler, next to the cold teas. Pours a proper dark copper with a biit of wet white head and a translucent body. Nose is hoppy with heavy yeast notes.

Hoppy initially but a mellow balance then overtakes the taste. Dry, refreshing finish. Too much carbonation but lots of pretty lacing. A little more carbonation than I generally find necessary.

I'm not sure who St. Therese was but I think she's praying for something a little more exciting to go on in her namesake beer. Not a bad pale ale, just a little boring.

09-04-2006 03:13:55 | More by daliandragon
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