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RATINGS: 643   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finn1918 (192) - 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 (221) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carlsbaad (4) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008 does not count
Now this is a nice example of an amber ale. Concentrated flavors of malt and hops are evenly balanced with caramel malt winning at the end, as it should. Leaves a slight hop aftertaste. Pours a nice tan head that dwindles down the first or second gulp. Nice lacing. I’ll keep some of this around the house at all times. Glad to see it in Nashville. First experience with HGA was in Chapel Hill, NC on tap at Brixx. Frugal MacDougal Beer Store in Nashville carries this in bottles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Nice aroma. Sweet caramel malt. Pretty tasty. A nice balance of caramel and malt. Very easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Burch (8) - UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - FEB 16, 2009 does not count
My girlfriend got me into this beer. A Very soft yet strong hoppy bite. Caramel and chocolate goodness. Very good beer to tryout.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mashacreaw (2) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
I asked for a bitter beer, more bitter than arrogant bastard and this is what I got. Not bitter at all, the color was not nearly what I wanted, but I do have to say it smelled AMAZING. It was super easy to drink, that’s why I gave it an 8. Overall, not a bad beer, it’s prettu good, alch is still high, so that’s good for something right, at least I was told, took me still almost the whole six pack for feel something, almost a bomber of a stout that I recently tried though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
A really good Asheville brew. Sampled from bottle. Pours a amber color with a nice tan head. Toasted malt with sweetness and a small amount of bittering.


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