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
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,471 |  Reviews: 537
Photo of willland
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EuellGophar
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

67 characters

Photo of Scandalousmrt
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Pale_Horse
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Daktah
4/5  rDev +5%

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

Photo of mcloud2
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of OHBridgeGuy
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of nofunyons
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bcp5296d
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Redglimmer
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of billhelm
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of zigzag8336
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ZorroZ
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of grub
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

 624 characters

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

Photo of WallingBrew
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of PGVG
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +5%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.