Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 4/8/09. Pours a very pale yellow with a thin whispy white head on top. This disappears as quickly as it came. Some thin spottly lacing sticks along the glass edge. Nothing special. I was surprised at how pale this was though. I was expecting it to be darker for some reason. Smells grassy and grainy. Smells like a sourdough. Some slight lemon zest in there as well.
Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but I didn’t mind it. Flavor was of a tad sour grass mixed with a nice bitter bite. The bitterness is not overpowering in any way, it’s just there enough. Finishes a little citrusy as well.
I enjoyed this drink, and could see myself having a pint or two at a time.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light amber hue from 12 oz bottle, forming a single finger white foamy head, bubbles galore rise up through the brew, aroma of lightly malted hops, English hillside grasses. Flavour is of yeasty bitterness initially, grass like hoppage with a particular malty character. Ah, yeah, English Pale Ale, drinkable, but only two dimensional at best. Hey Highland, sheeeesh, try an APA for once.
ddemmingjr (783) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this beer to be surprisingly refreshing after tasting it immediately after the pour. A reasonable head,bread, cereal, floral on the nose. a hazy golden ale.I’m a big fan of ESBs and I’d characterize this as a medium bitterness, bitter. enjoyable
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazed, pale golden body with a small white head that leaves just a trace of spotty lace. Aroma is faint, with hints of herbal hops and biscuity malt. Taste is dry and herbal, a bit grassy. Crackery pale malt offers little in the way of sweetness. Drinkable, but not very impressive.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12oz bottle this ale pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of malt, grasses, honey and some citrus. Very mild, easy drinking brew with a taste of hops, grasses and some maltiness. Great session beer - I had 3 of these put away in no time (I did say they were easy drinking). Big fan of Highland Brewing Company and this one did not disappoint.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold, clear as glass, a skim of large-bubbled foam. Grassy and post-coital stank. Sulfury lagery taste, chalk, sawdust, musk, rough earthy hops, wet dog. Medium-light body with a sandpapery texture. Dirty fruit finish, appleskin and paper aftertaste. An overall unwashed cunnilingus smell, flavor, and spicy afterburn is its only ambiguous asset... do I really want to know how the hell they managed that?
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. I loved the finish, and just how light this beer felt going down. Very refreshing, and the aroma made me think of tea, for some reason. I loved it.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, picked up from the local BP in Sylva. Pours a light hazy yellow beer with prety much no head. Aroma is spicy and lightly hopped. Flavor is earthy and grassy with a light hop finish. Body is thin to medium and the end is bitter and dry. Nothing tooo special but its decent.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste 2/9 Bottle. Looks: Clear golden body with a thin top. Aroma: Mild yeast must and a mild sweetness from the malt. Taste: Nice pepper spice and must. A little hint of lemon. A nice mild/english ale. Session worthy.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint hop aroma mixed with a bit of malt. Flavor is yeasty up front with a complex bitter finish. Sure it’s not a tour-de-force in flavor, but bitter’s aren’t supposed to be.