finn1918 (192) - 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 (221) - 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 (802) - 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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carlsbaad (4) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma. Sweet caramel malt. Pretty tasty. A nice balance of caramel and malt. Very easy drinking.
Burch (8) - UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - FEB 16, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My girlfriend got me into this beer. A Very soft yet strong hoppy bite. Caramel and chocolate goodness. Very good beer to tryout.
mashacreaw (2) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.