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RATINGS: 664   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leah2974 (453) - 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 (198) - 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 (254) - 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 (1018) - 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiMuBai (187) - - JUL 9, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (680) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
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

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlane76 (56) - Albany, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
From draft....nice amber color with a full-bodied head....smooth taste, not sweet, not too bitter, almost nutty, with a slight citrus aftertaste....


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