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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 30, 2004
Probably my fourth favorite of the Highland brews, but very good nonetheless. You will not find a better amber brewed in the region, but there are many that are better in the western sates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2004
12 oz bottle. Clear burnished copper, medium off-white lasting head. Hoppy aroma is a mixture of the citric and pungent. Sweet, caramel-malty beginning, nice full body, quite creamy and smooth; beguilingly hoppy, crisp finish, lightly woody and whiskeyish. I quite like it, thanks Beandip!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Pale copper. Nice sliky head, good lacing. Aroma is hops. Good malty body for an amber. Taste is creamy and sweet up front. Hops come in later with some nice balance with the roasted malt. Finish/aftertaste is a little off, but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Pretty, dark reddish color. Appetizing aroma, some fruity and floral notes, overall good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2004
This brew pours a drak amber color with a small slightly tan head. Aroma is that of malt, caremel, and a bit fruity. The hops were present, but not over powering. Over all is a good brew to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Bottle pours a clear dark copper, small off-white batter like head, decent lacing, with light carbonation.   Aroma is fairly grassy/grainy with a slight butter tinge.   Up front I get a large grainy flavor with minor hop notes.   Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, lingering maltiness on the finish with ever so slight hop notes.   Not bad, but not as smooth as other Ambers.   Thanks goes out to ross8425 for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Copper color with thin but lasting head. Aroma of malt and molasses. Taste is a thick caramel balanced out with light hop bitterness. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Follow one Amber up with another. Gaelic Ale sounds very tasty. First North Carolina beer courtesy of Ross. Much Much better than the Palmetto. Excellent selection Ross!!! Complex flavors, hoppy, full bodied, sweet. This is a great amber. Very nice beer to start NC off with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2004
This Coppery red beer supports a large off white head that gives off a bready aroma. Lightly malty with a short finish. Mine didn’t have the hops characteristics the other raters have noted; it sould have used a touch more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Thick copper read with great carbonation out of the tap - perhaps a fresh keg although head disappeared after a couple of sips. Sprucey nose with slight citrusy sweetness in intial palate. More remnant of an IPA style bitterness than the average American ale. Not as hoppy as described, but heavier malt presence makes this one a decent deviation from the norm. Not my favorite offering from Highland, but drinkable nonetheless.

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