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Highland Gaelic Ale | Highland Brewing

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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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Ratings: 1,478 |  Reviews: 538
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of lewzer99
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a light copper color with a nice finger width head. Head lasts a pretty good while, leaving lacing.
S- alot of floral hippiness. A little bit of grape fruity citrus, and malty sweetness.
T- starts with a balance of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness, then citrus. Finishes with a hoppy bite.
M- nice medium body. Very drinkable.
O- tasty. I would get it again

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the mixed 12 pack, one of the overall best ones in their IMHO. Beautiful amber color, nice frothy head. Hoppy aroma. Taste smacks you with caramel upfront, a nice sweetness balanced with hops and a good malt backbone. Finishes smooth and clean, just a great beer all around. A very common style but this is one of the better interpretations I've had, worth seeking out.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep color, looking amber with a little head.
S- malt and carmel.
T- up front malt, it has some sweetness. Hops and some fruit.
M- full flavor that leaves a nice malt linger. this is coming from someone that likes hops
O- Friend brought some back from Ashville. Its a good brew

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are beers that just get your attention because they are strong and powerful and there are beers that get your attention because their qualities are a little more understated. This beer is the latter. It pours a beautiful copper with a large taupe head and substanstial lacing left over. The smell is pine, citrus, grasses and bread. Mouthfeel is good with just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is very sweet on the front seamlessly giving way to some subtle hoppiness on the finish. This was my first beer from this brewery and if this one is any indication of the overall quality, then I will certainly want to try more.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich copper color, maybe a 1/2 finger of head with moderate retention

S: A good smelling beer. Upfront the beer smells slightly toasty, and a little grainy, followed by floral hops. The overall smell is that of a well balanced brew.

T: Much like the smell, the first taste is that of the malts. Grainy, fairly sweet and toasty. It would be too sweet but for the heavy kick of hops at the finish that bring a slightly piney bitterness to the table.

M: Moderate body and a fair amount of carbonation.

O:Definitely a good beer, a nice balance of the malt and hops characteristics. The body makes this a very drinkable beer. True, there's nothing outstanding or special about it, but it's a good, solid drinking beer.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,478 ratings
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