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RATINGS: 688   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 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 (6600) - 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 (3289) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
Light soapy hop nose. The head lasted for about two seconds. The palate is medium body and moderatly hoppy, with a touch of fruit. The finish is smooth, hoppy, and has a touch of fruit and chocolate. Overall, very drinkable and well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
A sweet perfectly balanced amber. A shining example of how I like this style. Nicely tangey and bitter, with a very good hop presence. Great malt character, with a caramel toffee sweetness. Pick some up today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2004
Good looking ale. Take a perfect well balanced amber, then tip the scales a little to the hop side. It still manages to be complex with the spike of the hops through the mellow sweet malts. Go get it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Dark amber color,small off white head that left a slight lace behind.The aroma was malty and caramel with a slight amount of fruit and semi sweet side to it.Malty,sweet caramel taste with a decent hop presence and mild fruit coming through.The after taste is malty and hoppy with a nice mild bitter finish.Very nice brew,it could use a little tweaking but over all this is pretty decent and finishes my Highland trip courtesy of Suttree.

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