Highland Gaelic Ale | Highland Brewing

Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale
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Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive red-amber color with a thin beige head.
Rich caramel and biscuit malty smell with noticeable pine hop and another particular aroma that I can't put my finger on.
Flavor matches the aroma for the most part with full sweet malts - toasted biscuit and a little bit of roasted malt flavor - which are nicely complemented by a touch of bitterness from the Cascade hops. Finish is long and sweet with just a bit of floral spicyness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied.
I have had this beer on tap a few times before and was not impressed. But poured out of the bottle, I was pleasantly surprised with this beer and found it not to be another one of those bland, boring Amber Ales. Definitely interesting enough to enjoy a few in succession.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible beer that I need to pick up and give a deep analysis on.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this one from Loki in a recent trade. thanks kip!

12oz bottle. sampled march 15/08.

pours deep ruby red, crystal clear, with a small yellowish tan head. the head drops fairly fast and leaves some spotty lace.

aroma is good. big biscuit and bread malt. bit of alcohol. light caramel sweetness. bit of orangey citrus.

taste is good. toasted multi-grain bread. biscuit. bit of alcohol. medium-low bitterness level. touch of caramel. light earthy hops. touch of smoke hiding in the background.

mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is good. well balanced. solid malty base. good stuff.

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 66.1% out of 100 with 1,473 ratings
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