Highland Gaelic Ale | Highland Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.

Hops: Chinook, Willamette and Cascade

32 IBU

Added by stirgy on 01-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,524
Reviews:
548
Ratings:
1,524
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
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44
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343
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Photo of Beerucee
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unique taste. A little honey sweet.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mj24053
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid beer. This one gets overlooked a lot by me because it's been around so long, as Highland was one of NC's first microbreweries. Malty, biscuity taste. Carbonated. Hops are there but they blend in nicely. Good balance of bitterness. Really great beer.

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Photo of safphoto
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reef
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle dated 8/20/18
Dark copper, clear, hard to raise more than a few mm head.
Bready, along with light floral aromas.
Hops win out over the malt, a little nutty taste.
Light bodied, what little head first appeared sticks around with good lacing. Dry finish.
A little thin and lackluster for an amber ale. Not bad, just average.

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Photo of Clemson_OB
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Speartron
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel and sweet mix of hops on taste. Nose tingling sweetness on the nose. Nice amber alert colour, a bit watery but a oily lingering bitterness. Bitterness lingers but is not overwhelming. Very drinkable

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ananddullabh
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark amber with a one finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Light caramel aroma. Caramel forward with tart hops on the end. A bit of a watery finish. Hops linger on the tongue. Medium body and carbonation.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tridentric
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love this pleasant easy drinking ale. Great to look at and smell when poured. Smooth tasting and nicely hopped. A little caramel coming thru after first swig. Great everyday beer.

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

Photo of RootDown
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTexpress
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KenC
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kwright
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VomHans
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,524 ratings