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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Not much aroma, slightly fruity. Pours a brilliant red, amber-tinged with an off white head like a cappuccino. Very nutty, a faint sweetness from the malt brings everything together nicely. A step above your average amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (222) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A well-crafted amber ale, lives up to the reputation of its brewery. Appearance is flawless, a beautiful amber red color with a full and long-lasting head, consistent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and fruity hoppiness, with OK, but a bit weak, intensity. Taste is pleasant, toasty, caramel maltiness, fruity hops with a modest bitterness. I'm not sure if the sweet maltiness and the fruity hop flavors are the best combination, but whatever is deficient in the taste is more than compensated for by the creamy and full-bodied texture. Finishes smooth with a mild aftertaste. Overall, actually reminded me of a Sam Adams Boston lager, but I would recommend this between the two. I also would say much more enjoyable than most other amber ales such as Fat Tire. I certainly will purchase this beer again, and I intend to try some of Highland's other brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2014
on draft poured a clear copper color with white head. leaving lacing around the glass. the aroma was of malt and sweetness and a very minor hop bitterness. the flavor part was very smooth and almost creamy. the sweetness of the malts and the mildness of the hops. the hops truly didnt come out until the end and when it was warmer than served. overall a decent beer from highlands.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz. Drank from the bottle. Nice fruit and caramel to the nose. Also a nice hop hit, some citrus. Caramel malts and nice fruit show the most. Really drinkable and full. Nice everyday beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (787) - PERU - JAN 23, 2014
Pour a hazy amber with frothy, beige head. Caramel and dried fruit notes. Interesting amber with a lot going on, but not a favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma: Rich caramel malts that is also slightly nutty; hops are resiny and a bit spicy. Appearance: Dark amber/red, slightly hazy with a skin of bubbly tan head. Flavor: Caramel with accompanying nuttiness; a little resiny/pine hop character throughout; a little more spicy toward the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A solid hoppy amber.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (382) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Not a bad beer but nothing really special either. would drink again in a pinch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Livendadream (118) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Btl pours clear reddish amber color. Thick,creamy off white head that lingers for a while, leaves minimal lace on glass. Smells grain,sweet cereal, a very faint toasted bread aroma and floral hops. Tastes of lightly sweet caramel malt,a faint breadiness (fresh baked) and floral hops. Light to medium body, smooth texture, lively carbonation and dry and smooth bitter finish. Good amber, nice maltiness, balanced taste, easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2636) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle, shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a minimal off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is mild cereal, light toffee/caramel, minimal hp notes....taste is strong cereal, minimal toffee/caramel, finishing with light hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This is a very light beer which needs an increase in the malt bill. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft in Augusta. Not much aroma. A bit too malty. Not a lot of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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