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Highland 15th Anniversary Auld Asheville Vintage Ale

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Highland’s 15th Anniversary Auld Asheville Ale has been brewed to celebrate our tradition of brewing fine ales and lagers. This version of an English Old Ale has a bold profile from fine British malts, woodsy and estery aromas from traditional British ale yeast, and bittering from Styrian Bobek hops. The addition of Sterling hops provides a hint of spiciness on the nose. These flavors combined with a bright cheery redolence create a savory "Auld Ale" that will warm the dreariest of winter nights.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (505) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
On tap at Abbey in Deland, Fl. I just found out I had an old ale, as I thought I had something like a DIPA, because it was pretty citrusy hoppy. Quite light body, notes of fruits and sweetness but the hops took a lot of place. Good one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to my friend Jeff: Pours a transparent copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and light fruity complexity with a touch of raisins. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark caramel sweetness with a touch of brown sugar and black cherries before a slightly direr, more bitter and warming finish. Well-balanced and should age nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6334) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with a large beige head. A sweet nutty and fruity nose. A nice flavor; initially quite hot, warmth, rich malty fruit, berries, caramel, sweet hops, lots to like. A bit young and hot, in a year it might be really amazing. Still, a nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle… Lightly hazy, fairly dark, cherry-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Malty, fruity nose – fruitcake and dates – with a lesser note of fallen wood. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor leans slightly on the bitter side of balance. Fruity with roasted malts and earthy, woody hops. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Very fruity aroma. Dark amber in appearance with a one-finger tan head. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet, ripe fruit taste. Sweetness grows as you drink the beer. Very nice, worth getting if you get the chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Good stuff, the malts are very sweet and caramel. Also its slightly fruit. Palte has a touch of oiliness to it. the hops has a rough astringent bitter to them. still its quite pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
The aroma is meaty with a very rich toffee like malt. The appearance is dark amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma but not meaty its very caramel and toffee like. The palate is thick. Overall this is a good beer I just don’t like the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2010
hazy brown pour with a thick tan head. Nose is dominated by raisin and toffee. Palate is dry and bitter. Flavor is caramel, toffee, cereal and dark fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Dark brown pour, thin light tan head. Fruity malts, very slight alcohol presence, some grain character. Taste isn’t as rich as anticipated, but still a decent old ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Pours a deep ruby-brown into the glass, with a minimal head that leaves trace lace. The nose has lots of brown sugar and dark fruits, with hints of spiced bread. The flavors are similar, but slightly drier, with just a touch of bitter to close the finish. Also noted are biscuits and flour throughout the mid-palate. Alcohol is noted at the very end, especially as the brew warms. Medium-bodied with a slightly dry texture contrasting the dark fruits makes for a nice old ale. Decent character for this Highland offering.


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