Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale | Highland Brewing

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Highland St. Terese's Pale AleHighland St. Terese's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 247 | Ratings: 547
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottling date of 07/21/16

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden in color. White, half finger head that doesn't hold for long before dying to a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Small spotting makes up the lace.

Smell - Leafy, floral hop aroma. Slight citrus. Bready undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fairly balanced between the bready malt character and the floral, slightly citric hop notes. Faint honey sweetness. Finishes in much the same way it starts.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with sightly bitey carbonation. Crisp, refreshing finish. Very easy drinker.

Overall - A fair pale that drinks easy and has a pleasant, though somewhat safe, flavor profile. Something to drink when mowing the lawn or BBQing.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just barely an APA. Pours a pretty amber. Mellow taste. Some might call it bland, but it has a sweet honey malt. It might be a good first draft beer for someone who usually drinks Michelob. I wouldn't turn it down, and I wouldn't go looking for it.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A gold beer poured for me at a small coffee/beer joint in downtown Knoxville. It smells, sadly, like Pinesol. That is, the pine elements in the aroma of this beer are overpowering. The mouthfeel is, however, light and refreshing. It tastes piney, but not overbearingly so. The bitterness of the malts certainly comes through, and my tongue picks up a strong salty flavor. I need to try more APA's, before I can properly give a true fair assessment of this beer. However, as my tastes and beer experience currently stands, I have to rate this beer as slightly below average. The smell is too strongly pine, and the taste is only mildy okay (but perhaps this is just a matter of me experiencing more APAs). Overall, I have a feeling it is a fine example of it's kind, but I don't currently look at it in a very favorable light.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden transparent with white head some lacing heads goes away altogether
Smell Little piney smell sweet toasted grain notes.
Taste again light piney hoppy flavor good balance very slight yeast taste
Feel light clean crisp smooth
Overall a decent pale ale.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Communion wafer taste with a hoppy nose, this would make a good session drink. Pear and honey, some citrus in there too. Goes down easy, but i prefer other Highland brews personally.

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Photo of Bonzo
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to pint glass. L: 1/2 in head that fades quickly and leaves slight lacing. S: Not very aromatic. Light smell of pine and some light malt. T: Piney hops and a slight fruitiness up front with a light malt flavor that gives a good balance. Taste fades very quickly O: Not much to this one. No off putting flavors just a little too light in taste and smell. This could be a very good transition beer or a very good "grass cutting beer." Easy on the palate but with a decent taste.

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Photo of delta490
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A solid Pale Ale. The beer has a beautiful light amber color with a thin white head that leaves nice soapy lacing. The aroma is a little weak, with faint notes of the hops, but nothing distinctive and goes away pretty quickly once poured. The taste is about the same, with just light biscuit notes from the malt and faint hops. The body has a nice weight to it and a fairly smooth finish.

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Photo of alicemcneil
2.64/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Best described as "IPA Lite". Not much smell in the glass except for some faint pine. Very little carbonation even with an aggressive pour. Mouthfeel is watery and the taste disappears immediately. Would buy again if my only choices were this and Budweiser.

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Photo of Chug-a-lug
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The hop bitterness hits you first then eases out.
Smells peachy.
Color is golden similar to a lager. Nothing special.

Another great beer from Highland.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Cloudy amber orange, slightly hazy, with a creamy one finger white head and little retention. Not much going on here, slightly lifeless, but settles to a collar relatively slowly.

Caramel light nose, some toasty grains, with some good tea like hop soft aromas. Pretty basic but pretty solid as well. Some light hints of fruit orange and citrus qualities as well but a bit muted and faded.

Palate comes with a real nice light fruit citrus orange and bit of grapefruit in the first sip. Light bodied with the malts actually being downplayed and more hop bitterness being pronounced than the sweet hinting malts. Fruity finish, hints towards candy. A little wet even for a basic pale ale.

Overall pretty decent, but nothing too crazy, just a simple pale ale with a fruit forward action. Not bad. I could have this again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale has a thick, spongy, off-white head, a clear, burnished-gold appearance, with some bubble streams, noticeable sediment suspended throughout, and some lacing clumps left behind. The aroma is of sourdough bread, some lemon, and hop resin. Taste is of those elements, with an unfortunate underlying tap water note. Mouthfeel is watery, and Highland St. Terese's Pale Ale finishes dry and easy drinking.


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Photo of knoxbeerman
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a solid example of an English Pale Ale.
Asheville has turned into quite a good destination for sampling craft beer and being from nearby Knoxville is a joy! I enjoyed it quite a bit and plan to drinking it again in the near future.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a fluffy, dense, off-white, foamy head. Aromas of toasted grains, subtle caramel notes, slight bitterness, and some floral highlights. Flavors are roasted and sweet forward, with a buttered toast character, some floral highlights, citrus notes, and a subtle underlying bitterness. Sweet and tangy through flavor, with a subtle sweet aftertaste, as well. The body is light and smooth throughout. Subtle bitter linger on an otherwise clean, effervesced finish. This is right along the English Pale Ale style.

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Photo of Amalak
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a bit of a plain beer. There's a hint of honey. A bit of a celery taste. It has a tinny taste to it. It's not a bad beer at all, but it's very plain and doesn't have anything that makes it stand out.

It has a golden color, clearish, and there are a ton of bubbles flowing up, some big some small. Very interesting. There a good foamy white head and some lacing. There's a nice hops and honey scent.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- beautiful, inviting golden appearance

S- slight sweetness in the aroma, very mild smell

T-having a difficult time describing it (I'm new at this!) but I like it. Whatever it is it's very mild and subtle, not overpowering. I like the after taste

M- water but pleasantly carbonated

O-delicious, I'd drink it again for sure but I've had better pale ales

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Photo of Foyle
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 3/4” white head with leaves decent lacing on the glass. Color is gold and mostly clear. Significant carbonation bubbles streaming up.
Aroma: Strong aroma of citrus & floral hops dominate the smell with some mild yeast and malt aroma in the background.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and watery with a refreshing finish.
Flavor: Differs widely from the aroma – although the hops are evident they are well balanced by a malt that presents cracker and yeast roll flavors.
Overall: This a very pleasant session ale that will pair well with many meals, but can also be enjoyed as a stand alone.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Base of bottle says Filled 02/11/14

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick sheet behind.

S- Sweet-smelling cereal grain malt with grassy mild hops in the back.

T- Bready, semi-sweet malt with minimal hop bitterness to balance. Slightly sweet, very drinkable.

M- Standard pale ale feel with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- All of Highland's beers are very safe. Drinkable, more or less flavorful depending on which one you pick, non-offensive. For what they are, they're not bad but nothing really stands out about any of them. Whatever. As far as variety 12-packs go, the one I just finished ain't bad.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, white head. Slight, hoppy aroma. A nice, citrus hoppiness with a medium bitterness and biscuit coming through in the end. A great citrus finish with a touch of malt in the background.

This is really, really nice. It's VERY well balanced.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer a number of times, both bottled and in draft form. Maybe I am a philistine when it comes to beer. I know a lot of people think this one is just ho hum, but to be honest it is one of my all time favorite ales. It smells great, it has a wonderful fruitiness to the aroma, but also has a good amount of that hop/piney resinous smell that should be found in an ale. It has a beautiful color, a hazy ocher with the slightest hit of red. The taste is also very well balanced, you get some of the same notes in the nose you get in the taste, it is also a very smooth beer and one I can (and have) drank a number of in a night out, without getting too carried away with things. Overall, I think this is my favorite in the Highland lineup, but I haven't had them all (yet). Nevertheless, I find myself picking up a six pack of this whenever I see it. I do truly enjoy it.

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Photo of patpbr
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden with a small head
S - Malty with faint hops
T - Citrus, carmel malts, sweet hints of toffee and a little bitterness.
M - Medium to light body. Its certainly easy to drink.
O - Not one I would seek out, but will be fine with drinking the ones I have.

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Photo of tkelley
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet glass.

A - Pale goldish straw color. White head with good coverage and retention. Very clear body.

N - Light hops... citrusy and a little piney. More malt notes than I expected. Toast or biscuit.

T - very mild PA. Light citrus notes. Toasted malts on the back end.

M - Pretty watery. Not much going on with carbonation.

O - not bad. Pretty drinkable standard ale.

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Photo of Mojo
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Highlands Brewing snifter

A - clear gold with initial one finger foamy head quickly receding to a small bit of foam and a nice retention ring. Lacing is pretty good.

S - not much on the nose except for bread and floral. And that is weak.

T - very mild sweet apple malt flavor giving way to a mild hop finish. This beer is just born to be mild.

M - inoffensive, but not great either.

O - easy to drink, fairly tasty, but not a game changer. SNPA is much better.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden coloring under a fizzy yet cohesive head.

Simple aromas of biscuity malt, sweet grains and tea leaves.

The taste is also rather simple, not overly pronounced, but rather delightful. Toasty malt and grain, tea leaves and cereal grains.

No carbonation bite and a smooth feel makes this a very drinkable ale without being overly complex.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy amber with a fluffy white head.

The smell is slightly floral hops, a little earthy.

The taste is slighty bitter with a little malt.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Not terrible but not great, pretty boring pale ale. Very mild in both taste and smell.

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Photo of mattsdenney
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of a 12-pack sampler in Sevierville, TN. Poured from 12 ounce bottle (no best by date) into a Spieglau IPA glass.

This pale ale produces a nice thick sticky head (which is partially due to the glass). The color is bright gold, light looking consistency, transparent.

The smell is light. Some floral hops, distant fruity essence, some sweetness. The taste is crisp and clean and much like the smell, very mild. I would in no way agree with the bottle's description that this beer has an "assertive hop flavor". I would say this is more of a lightly hopped golden ale. The beer's malty flavors stand-out above any hops but there is some balance. Some lingering earthy, straw-like flavors but mostly a non-existent aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very thin and somewhat watery. Lightly carbonated and slightly dry. Overall the beer is ok. It really depends on what you expect from it. If you're looking for a typical pale ale you will likely be let down. If you want a refreshing, lightly flavored summery beer with decent malt/hop balance this one might do the trick.

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