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:
#20,531
Reviews:
548
Ratings:
1,524
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
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44
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343
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Ratings: 1,524 |  Reviews: 548
Photo of Keith27614
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spectru
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark coppery amber with a nice creamy foamy head; The aroma is not strong, but nice. Good flavor but not at all strong. A nice beer; glad I found a six at my local store

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyTiger
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokySignals
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmukid87
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexworsnip
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate mahogany colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted, roasted, and caramel malts with light to moderate aromas of grassy + citrus/grapefruit pith hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted, roasted, and caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness and just a hint of nuttiness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of grassy + citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a hint of thinness/wateriness.

O: Easy to drink with the lower, well hidden alcohol and less filling so I could easily have a couple in a session. Well constructed, well balanced between the malts and the hops and not overly sweet like some others in the style.

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Photo of bcaputo99
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer. I got it as a 5 oz. sampler. Traveling in N. Carolina in the Asheville area. A solid beer.

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Photo of Trailboss76
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

** Very pleasant dark amber, tea-like color. Well carbonated, fairly foamy, frothy head. Subtle aroma. Not terribly bitter, relatively smooth, subtle hints of caramel. Not overly pronounced in any particular direction but not weak - a good smooth drinker.

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Photo of xcdarrel17
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very solid amber

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Photo of Curt3
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IndySuds
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of collinssm2
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadyside
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ToddScholl
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is very well-balanced.

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Photo of NinerGC
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Briggsy43
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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