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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6298) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4887) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2547) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2426) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2002
dark brown, surprisingly thin body. very smokey/toasty malts, some sweetness, almost enought hops to crisp up the finish. i thought that this would be thicker, but the thin body went much better with the warm weather.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1019) - 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.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2002
in a bar pint, sans head, appears whiskey red. bar odors make whiffing difficult, and the beer appears unwilling to help much. a guppy among scotch ales, must be a 60-70 schilling. light sweet maltiness emerges, no distinctive character to speak of. very low hops. obviously brewed for the casual drinker. i suggest adding 4 oz. of spaten optimator to each pint to give it some hair.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
Draft - Great Lakes. Had a unique brown color. Had a nice malty flavor, but was just a little too thin. Smokey malt and sweet flavor. Good--Not great.


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