leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt umber color, nutty, medium bodied, mild finish. Nothing stands out.
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
foyle (370) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Seanfogy (1) - - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
mike5326 (1501) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tap. Normal light amber color, large creamy off white head. Light nuts and pear notes with a moderate grass aroma. Medium body with a medium sweet and bitter flavor.
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LiMuBai (222) - - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one has a thin, white head, and a nice malty aroma. I’m lovin’ the clear amber color and it’s medium malty flavor and slightly bitter finish.
nathan30533 (990) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a well balanced and full of flavor amber ale. Loved it. Great brew and great location in NC for it. Ocracoke Island, NC
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From draft....nice amber color with a full-bodied head....smooth taste, not sweet, not too bitter, almost nutty, with a slight citrus aftertaste....