Highland Gaelic Ale | Highland Brewing

Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale
1,477 Ratings
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

Highland Gaelic Ale is my first beer from Highland Brewing. Nice amber color but appears a little thin. Makes up for the watery look by being pretty flavorfull. Malts and caramel are present with just a touch of hops. A better than average American Amber Red Ale. Excellant drinkability.

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

Pours a clear red/amber colour, low head, no lace that I can detect. Smells of sweet malts, apples, little bit of hop aroma near the end. The taste is kind of sweet and malty, with a solid hoppy bitter finish. A nice tasting ale, very smooth and easy going, I would definately try this one again. Thanks DrJay.

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A - Poured your typical amber body with some reddish tints...a cream, one finger, off white head formed and slowly fell into spots of a cap but a solid ring...decent lacing

S - The malts stand out because the are sweet and slightly roasted...but the hops are not overlooked as the provide an earthy backbone

T - The taste mirrors the nose...a sweet, caramel malt bill up front with some hints of roastiness...the middle provides a light buttery biscuit flavor but just very faint...the ending of this beer is pleasant...it's a tad bitter from the piney hops...the hops are then taken over by the malts and in rushes a finish of chocolate...you then get a slight bitterness from the cocoa beans and hops

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy with a nice finish

D - This was my first offering from Highland and I am very pleased...I wish I could get this around here regularly...a good malty yet slightly hoppy amber...I'm looking forward to more from Highland

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,477 ratings
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