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:
#17,493
Reviews:
544
Ratings:
1,514
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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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Photo of GTengineer
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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Photo of gruves33
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

Photo of JoeyJellico
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Damilton5
2.51/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Alan_Bats
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- great color for an amber. Head dissipates quickly.
S- caramel notes are forward and hoppiness in the back
T- starts with a nice sweetness and hoppiness balance but then turns a little too sweet. The finish is stellar with a toasty malt that lingers.
F- a great medium body and moderate carbonation are perfect for an amber.
O- this is a solid beer. Perfect for a flagship beer and highland should be proud. Other than a little too much sweetness, the beer has nice balance and the sweet/toasty/hoppy profile is nice. Could drink everyday.

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Photo of SFC21
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lampro
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a can, nothing particularly special. Some toasted flavors, but not especially rich.

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Photo of BigGold
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at The Lounge, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped “FILLED 12/27/17,” into clear plastic beer cup. The expected malt sweetness of this amber ale is nicely balanced by hop bite in the finish.

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

Photo of Briancooper45
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I might not appreciate the style.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Dark, crystal clear amber with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell: Very light citrus and not much else.

Taste: Bitter hops intermingle with hops. Not a ton of complexity.

Mouthfeel: Average in every way.

Overall: Pretty typical bitter amber ale. Nothing too special.

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,514 ratings