pacv27 (53) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep amber ale with a malty back and a hoppy after bite. Reminds me of Troegs Nugget Nectar but less bitter.
MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Crisp malt backbone. A slight hop lingers and disappears. Caramel notes are there but not overwhelming. Refreshing non the less. Paring well with smoked Gouda. Cheers!
Aggiebob (518) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored ale that pours with minimal amount of head and a fair amount of carbonation. The taste is slightly of hops and a a little carmal.
malvrich (159) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle into a Stella glass
A: Hazy copper/amber color with a tight beige head some of which refused to pour out of the bottle. Head lasts a few minutes with nice lacing. Fair clarity.
S: Mostly getting caramel and toast.
T: Fruit. Nuts. Orange zest and burnt toast. The sweetness from the smell is thankfully absent.
M: Lighter bodied perhaps, than it looks. Refreshing with zippy carbonation.Dry tart finish leaves you wanting more.
O: This is very good amber ale. Maybe the best I can think of. Highland has a hit and at $8/6 it’s a no brainer! Extremely good.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is slight caramel malt but overall pretty watery. Flavor is weak, bland, and boring. Wow this one was disappointing.
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite Asheville beers and breweries! Aroma is a bit nondeScript, as it is tough to sort out exactly how it smells. The appearance of this beer is cloudy and opaque, with a cherry-brown color/complexion. Carbonation of this Amber Ale is medium leading to a slight fizzy composition with every sip. The taste if this beer leaves a slight sweetness at the end of each sip. The slogan of Highland Brewery is "Just a wee bit different" and this amber ale lives up to that. This is a very solid beer.
firemarshal (198) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really smooth malty aroma. Not too sweet. Caramel, honey. Taste is very malty for the style, but surprisingly balanced with a light bitterness to finish. Very good.
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent dark amber with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, some fruits, and a slight hint of caramel.
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a slight ruby tint and creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, light caramel, faint berries and pear, and some floral notes. Flavor is malt forward with a touch of caramel sweetness, a touch of dark fruits, and light, complementary bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep copper with a creamy, bubbly off white head. Tastes like roasted malt, creamy, nutty, a little earthy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted nuts and roasted malt.