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Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Cold Mountain Winter AleHighland Cold Mountain Winter Ale

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90
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552 Ratings
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 68
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RBorsato on 11-25-2002)
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-21-2011 20:36:33 | More by WillyMac
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Maryland

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-16-2011 03:22:52 | More by oline73
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-21-2011 23:58:07 | More by Jpwv
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-13-2011 20:41:04 | More by Lantern
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-23-2011 19:52:47 | More by jnice1984
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

03-23-2012 15:33:11 | More by ChrisTHE
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-16-2011 11:27:09 | More by wmrogers11
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-16-2011 15:47:25 | More by UncleWesticles
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keithwalk

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-06-2012 23:25:12 | More by keithwalk
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mustang70

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +24.4%

poured into a Guinness pint.

A . a nice red color that reminds me of a Scottish ale. a nice 2 finger tan head that dissipates quickly leaving good lacing on the glass.

S. I am getting raspberry and cranberry, some malt sweetness. it smells amazing. not what I expected.

T. the raspberry and cranberry hit me right away. I am also tasting bubble gum. some sweetness with the malts and fruit. a little bitterness hits me in the back of the throat. very warming.

M. it has a medium body with little carbonation. feels good on the palate.

O. I really enjoyed this beer. it was not what I was expecting from an american version. most others are more bitter. this one I would buy multiple times well worth it.

12-28-2011 03:27:46 | More by mustang70
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-26-2011 05:44:26 | More by planbee
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-10-2011 09:54:40 | More by nas4atu
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-31-2011 19:37:10 | More by EasyReader
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-23-2013 15:39:27 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

04-10-2012 14:46:51 | More by Cane4Beer
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-10-2011 03:50:45 | More by Tackle42
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-21-2011 20:09:01 | More by wtmcadams
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Georgia

5/5  rDev +24.4%

08-12-2012 21:52:59 | More by Wessoms
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Illinois

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ryancuth

North Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +23.1%

This is probably the best beer that comes from Highland Brewery, one of my favorite breweries in North Carolina, let alone anywhere. It's only a winter seasonal so if you see it, definitely buy a few because it' won't be out long.

It has a wonderful dark caramel color and balanced vanilla-caramel-malty smell. The taste (to me) is best described as a fuller and more bodied cream soda. Yes, beer that tastes like cream soda. It's amazing.

Buy this beer, you will not be disappointed.

12-06-2011 03:51:10 | More by ryancuth
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Loki

North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +22.6%

Sampled from the 1L wax-sealed fliptop bottle.

Appearance: Dark, ruby brown with a huge beige head that fades to a thin, bubbly covering. Fantastic lacing that leaves behind outlines of winter mountain range.

Smell: Big, roasted candied malts, cinnamon, caramel, and candied sugars. Hints of red fruit and cotton candy. Inticing and surprise. So magical combination of belgian candy, caramelized malt, wild rasberries, and fresh cotton candy with a solid cinnamon and spice backbone.

Taste: Roasted malt, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, belgian candied sugar, soft red fruit, and cotton candy. This is like being in a fair in the Belgian mountain forest in the middle of winter. Wonderful combination of flavor that is not to sweet, but keeps the tongue dancing and brings all of your senses alive.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, clean, perfectly balanced sweetness with a slight spicy hop finish to cleanse the palate.

Drinkability: Superb. The best seasonal I've had all year, perhaps ever! There is a reason it comes in 1L bottles, because once you taste it you want much more and you don't want to share! Fantastic.

Taste:

12-20-2003 19:49:06 | More by Loki
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Enola

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +21.4%

This is Highland's best effort. I wish this was a year-round offering. The appearance is a nice mahogony color. It had a decent head. The smell is a sweet, fruity smell. The taste is of caramel. It has a sweet taste to it as well. The mouthfeel is second to none. There is no negative aftertaste. No bite, nothing but smoothness. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. You can bet your ass I will be finding some more before the supply runs out.

12-25-2005 03:26:34 | More by Enola
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Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.