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RATINGS: 628   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Aroma: floral, raisin, bread, Appearance: amber, orange, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, average carbonation,

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
A tasty beer that looks appetizing and drinks easily. Had both draught and bottle. A good offering from a great North Carolina brewery. The Derricks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
Just a great amber ale from a very good up and coming brewery. Very consistent in quality and a nice caramel flavor in the palate. Great head, mouthfeel, and hop balance make this a top amber ale imho.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
This was a surprisingly good amber ale, that slightly resembled an APA. Poured to a dark golden copper with thick off-white head that lingered well into the glass and left good lacing on the glass. Aroma was a hoppy fruit, mostly citrus, but with a sweet malty undertone. Mouthfeel was full bodied and slightly bitter, while the flavor accentuated the hoppy fruit of the nose. This all led to a nice long bitter finish that was rounded out by the malty sweetness. A darn good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slf245 (50) - USA - OCT 27, 2008
Good stuff. Just my kind of dark beer. Full taste without bitterness, Similar to Smithwicks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Burnt umber color, nutty, medium bodied, mild finish. Nothing stands out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finn1918 (190) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a 1-inch head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is light, but malty and sweet. Nothing stands out about the taste beyond malty sweetness followed by a nice light hoppy finish. Not complex, but this is an exceptionally well-balanced beer that makes for some easy, enjoyable drinking. It is just a little pricey for what it is, which I think is its only downfall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (187) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 2" off white head with moderate lacing. Color is amber and slightly cloudy with moderate carbonation Aroma: very pleasant aroma with biscuit and caramel malts plus a noticeable hop spice Mouthfeel: closer to medium than light body, finish is dry and refreshing. Flavor: caramel, some citrus peel, whole wheat bread, a bit of raisin. Overall: This is my favorite offering from Highland. Gaelic Ale to me is an outstanding beer. It is complex enough that it can taste quite malty or quite hoppy depending on what I am pairing it with. It is not too strong to be a session ale either.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seanfogy (1) - - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
Smelled great upon uncapping. Great taste, kind of flat though... Wished it had more bang. I’m a big heffe fan, but this could be one of my go-to’s for after yard work.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a nice head. Has a malty aroma that transcends into taste as well. Slightly sweet but not enough to overpower the hops! Nice beer to drink and will drink again!


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