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Great Lakes Highlander Scottish Ale

Great Lakes Highlander Scottish Ale
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich malty flavors derived from kettle caramelization with hints of roasted malt.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2470) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at the Rigby in downtown Madison, WI. for pre-GT festivities, dispensed to a shaker, showing a clear, orangey amber color, with a persistent & frothy layer of tan head foam, and clingy, sheet-like lacing. The nose was lightly toasted & malty, with touches of caramel & toffee sweetness. Light to medium bodied, the flavor was similar notes as the aroma, a bit thin textured, but decently carbonated, and quite drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Not a big fan of this, brewery part of sampler, weird finish, so not high on my list here

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamsjg (11) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Smooth drinking Scottish ale. Deep color and mild hops. Very refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
This poured a lighter brown color with an off white head. Aroma was lightly skunky, stale grassy hops and light roasted malts. FLavor was stale bready and moldy german hops. Bleh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Tap. Clear gold amber pour. Minimal head. Malty nose, taste of malt and caramel. Decent Scottish ale, but just not my style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
72oz growler fill from brewpub ($34!!). aroma is lightly smoked well toasted malt. quite savory. khaki pour with fine head that lingers a spell but little carb. flavor is a touch flat and metallic. little of the toast from the nose visable in the flavor though when it reveals its welcome. lightly charred sawdust character, just a kiss of smoke.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
On tap, poured a clear deep copper with a thin white head. Muted caramel aromas, very restrained. Malty, yet kind of bland flavor. was expecting much more malt, caramel, toffee flavor, but it just wasn’t there. Medium mouthfeel. A sessionable ale that was pretty forgetable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. Faint malty and caramel nose. Flavor is also light caramel malt without much else. Could use a bit more complexity and strength.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2005
Had a pint of this on tap at the brewpub before the Nine Inch Nails concert Sunday night. Nose of brown sugar, malty cereal, and a hint of resin. Pours a clear orange copper. The nice tan creamy head is mostly diminishing with thin lace. The brew tastes malty and sweet with hints of spice and coffee. The medium body is creamy, soft and feels slightly sticky at the finish. The only disappointment for me at the brewpub. I expect more from an example of this style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
This is a great beer, from the greatest brewery ever. The beer has a very nice brown with reddish tint color. The head stayed well on the beer but did fade slowly. The body is thin but feels smooth on the palate. The aroma is full of malt, ans sweetness. The flavor is full of malt, light hops, and some sweet and spice. This is the closest thing to the GLBC Christmas Ale, which is the best beer I have ever had.


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