Highland Gaelic Ale | Highland Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,471 Ratings
Highland Gaelic AleHighland Gaelic Ale
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
Ratings:
1,471
Reviews:
537
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
320
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,471 |  Reviews: 537
Photo of Bjm94
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ThreeJs
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

12oz bottle into a pint glass... Pours a crystal clear, copper with a smallish head of light tan foam. A ring of sudsy retention leaves a few spots and specks of lace. Toasty aroma with some sweet malt hints and citrus-pithy hops. Taste is about as balanced as it gets... Bready, caramel malts countered by a leafy, citrusy hop finish. Feel is just right... Medium bodied with moderate carbonation... Finish is not too bitter or sweet. This is one of my all time favorite, go to, craft beers. So enjoyable.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It is a dark amber and red ale. It smells like caramel. It smells like a masculine and bitter toffee or candy. It tastes great and sweet and bitter at the same time. It feels relatively light and its a great beer to finish a night.

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Photo of JB62
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffdr123
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty Amber red. Very little head or lacing. Sweet, toffee, not much hops, A pleasant beer but nothing distinctive.

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Photo of raindog814
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcw12109
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In spite of the name, I would probably call this an American Amber. Perfectly well-balanced and subtle. Incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of Tlringer
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good. Tried at TJ stones DC.

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Photo of KyleNYG44
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamminJay1986
2.44/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Jaygrant1387
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really like the toasty flavor of this beer, love all highland's beers.

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Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonofGene
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of The_Dude_31
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Love the malty caramel taste. My favorite ale, this is one of those that you can't just have one. The Lays potato chip of beers.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of littlebitloc
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,471 ratings.
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