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RATINGS: 652   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
This was a great Ale. I know that I will recommend this to any beer lover and would get it for them. Highland has a great selection of great tasting beers.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Drake. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of salty caramel, peanut butter, brown bread. Taste of red apples, caramel candies. Quite sweet and malty. Red grape. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (1737) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at Sharkys. Clear amber with small beige head. Aroma is dank, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, Scottish malt, and herbal hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark orange color, light head. Very malty and sweet. Palate is a little syrupy with long costing finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Absolutely sure I’ve had this one, but never rated it. Had it at a wedding this past weekend, so here we go. Poured a slightly ruby amber color with a small white head. Aroma was some toasty notes, floral hops. Flavor was caramel malt, lightly floral notes. A decent amber. More malt sweetness than anything else.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
EyeAmBaldman (236) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a deep amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and grains. Feels oily on the tongue with a front end bitterness and a hint of sweet malts. I really wanted to like this beer, but it just is off for me. The overpowering sweetness ruins this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (266) - - AUG 1, 2014
Pours an amber, with an interesting grapefruit hue. Sweet malts, syrup on the nose. Malty, bready taste with caramel and hints of brown sugar. An excellent amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On tap. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, malty aromas. Caramel, slight piney hop flavors. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap at Finnegan’s during trivia night (can’t believe I couldn’t remember Good Times was a spinoff of Maude!). Dark mahogany pour. Aroma is malt heavy, butterscotch and coffee, with orange peel notes. Flavor has a surprising amount of roast, followed by caramel and orange peel/pine hops. Malty body, mild carbonation. Definitely on the maltier side, verging on a brown ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuckyDog (139) - - JUL 12, 2014
Nicely balanced beer from Asheville’s largest brewery. Excellent balance. Not an exciting beer, but a very good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1249) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Highland Gaelic Ale has a relatively thick, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and good lacing left behind. The aroma is of slightly citrusy, caramel malt and bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet, syrupy, caramel malt, and pleasantly bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Highland Gaelic Ale finishes semi-dry and highly quaffable. RJT


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