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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours brown. Nose is oak, bourbon, molasses and brown sugars. Taste is light nuts, molasses, brown sugars and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (419) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Pours a dark copper with a light laced head. good malty aroma, but the mouthfeel was just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours cloudy medium reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas od dark fruits, dough and some alcohol. Sweet raisin flavor with a bit of tartness. Some doughyness and alcohol. Medium body with light carbonation. Not sure what I think of this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4213) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle, thanks in-laws trip to Myrtle Beach, shared with Beergeek. Dark orange, good sized white head. Very malty, bready aroma, faint earthy hops and prominent alcohol. Taste s good - lots of alcohol, tons of malt. Initial taste is tinny, might be age of bottle, bu gives way to standard but solid malty/hoppy Scotch Ale like taste. Wished for more complexity and some hops to round off impressive malt profile. Good beer, hefty in the bomber, tastes stronger than it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
bottle, thanks to travita, pours copper colored with an off white head, aromas of sweet caramel malts and fruity, flavors of caramel and brown sugar, some bitterness with a lasting sweet finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
red-amber pour, thinnest beige ring. Lightly tart apple nose, honey, bit of cocoa in flavor. Flavor has light metal, grain and toasty, bit of light bubblegum. overly sweet, synthetic, not off but nothing impresses.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Draft at Duckworth’s. Another pretty disappointing brew. Just didn’t have too much flavor for a beer this strong. I have a bottle in the fridge, I’ll try it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle back from Bestway in GSO. A mostly raisin, plum, and a little bit of sweetness followed by a bit of a cocoa texture and some faint chocolate notes. The finish is a bit alcoholic and slightly bitter. Fruity aroma with some earthy notes. A bit of a muddy, dirty, sort of drink. I may not care for this style so much so don’t hold a low rating against me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1350) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown color with very minimal head that collars around the glass. The aroma is very slightly sweet with some hints of spice. Nothing to special. The taste is pretty sweet up front with some fruit type flavors and an ending of bitterness. Slightly boozy. Not sure about his one. Caramel types as well. Overall, a beer I am glad I tried but nothing I would go out and grab again right away. Medium mouthfeel.


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