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Highland 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale

Highland 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Twenty years has passed since Highland first opened its creaky basement door, in a town otherwise bereft of breweries. Even with vast development of beer culture in Asheville, our name anchors us here. Highland honors the legends of the Scots Irish, so deeply woven into the Southern Appalachians. On this special occasion, Brewmaster John Lyda gives a nod to local history again, this time with a limited edition Highland Brewing Company 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale. Rich caramel and roasted notes blend with a subtle hop nose to create an ale suited for the finest occasions. Medium-bodied, it has a brown-red hue from a Caramel malt and roasted barley. It is brewed with the finest traditional Scottish malts and English Fuggle hops. A late addition of Sterling hops imparts a slightly spicy nose, ever so subtle. Grains: Thomas Fawcett Golden Promise, Briess 2-row, Briess Carapils, Briess Caramel 40, Simpson Roast Hops: Fuggle & Sterling ABV: 8% IBU: 25


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2348) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2014
16 oz draft pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and spice. Taste is malts and grain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to wedgie for sending. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Slightly nutty, rich caramel, light bubblegum, banana, and pear in the nose with some grassy notes. Moderately high carbonation. Pretty high sweetness. Quite a bit of bubblegum and candy notes. Light smoke. Finishes a little sweet. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Deep copper pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet malty start with a flat earthy bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy. Just not what I was hoping for

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Serving: Bottle from Bottle Revolution. Ruddy brown pour with a pillowy and lasting off white head. Pleasantly malty nose with a bit of earth and peat. Medium bodied and easy drinking. Straight forward caramel malt, dark bread, a hint of burnt malt, earthy hops, a little spice. Fairly quick finish. A very solid brew without all of the gimmicks.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Shared bomber to snifters. Aroma of cucumbers. Which I suppose is what they’re going for. Flavor the same with some pepperiness and slight citrus from hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a clear, very dark garnet that throws a nice light, mocha-colored head Light malt aroma The flavor is lightly sweet, not much else going on really. A bit thin. These guys can do better. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark red-brown, nearly opaque, with a decent head. Tame for style. Lightly sweet. Drinks like a cross between a Scutch ale and a brown ale. Does finish more like a Scotch Ale, with a trace of smoke.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roxtersoxter (346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours dark amber with very small tan head out of bottle. Not much aroma but I can pick up burnt malt and sugar with hint of caramel. Flavor similar but seems watered down for a scotch ale. Not very impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Very light aroma cant really smell...dark malt but very smooth and very mild...but nothing special

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
22oz bottle, filled:03/28/14. Reddish brown color, deep mahogany. Tan head. Aroma of toasted barley malts, burnt sugars. Sweet caramelized sugars, burnt malt syrup, toasted cereal. Mild bitterness, heavy bodied. Delicious. 1 of 4, can’t wait to get the next 3. (4120)


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