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RATINGS: 657   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark orange color, light head. Very malty and sweet. Palate is a little syrupy with long costing finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2002
If I wanted an IPA I would have purchased an IPA. The Gaelic Ale is very hoppy. Has a pine taste that lasts well after the drink. I expected more malt and a sweeter flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Draft. Big and malty in nose and first sip. Starts caramelly and candylike, but fades to marshmellow and artificial-honey flavoring. Very unbalanced at the end.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2005
On tap at Summits in Sandy Springs. burnt orange color with 1/4 inch impressive foamy white head. lots of citrus in the aroma, along with hops and lots of pine. weird swill aroma mixed in too, like dirty dishwater or catfish or something. very creamy mouthfeel with citrus, pine, cactus taste. lots oof hops and some malts in the flava.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
Copper color with just a hint of red. Taller aged paper colored head. Rather typical amber aroma, with some caramel, toffee, and mild herbs. Very nutty in flavor with some hazelnuts and dry roasted peanuts. A mild acidic flair throughout. Very dry in the finish. Nearly no linger. I seem to catch the willamette, but not the cascade hops. Granted the hops schedule in this one is not one that would make of break it. As I’ve said before, just another amber, and I’m bored to pieces by ambers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
I got this on a trip to North Carolina. Rating based on bottle, thougjh I had it on draft there as well. Coppery in color, with a decent head that fades in little time. Aroma is malty and a bit metallic and alcoholic. Flavor fruity and malty at first, but the hops quickly overwhelm everything else. One question: why is this called Gaelic ale? I though Gaelic was a language.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2006
12 oz bottle: Medium copper w/ a short lived off white head. Herbal hop aroma with caramel mallt and a light coffee roastiness. Toasty malt as it gets warm. Pretty clean of fruitiness. Well balanced w/a light roasty and caramel flavor, but all very light. Herbal hop is light, and the overall flavor profile is very thin. Medium carbonation, smooth, lighter body. The impression I get is macro brewed amber lager, clean, liittle fruitiness, and a bit boring.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is mostly the malts, with some citrusy hoppy notes. Flavors of citrus, malts and dough. Fairly clean and refreshing, but not something that stands out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
amber color with not much head. mostly malty aroma with a slight hop note. flavor is mostly citus and malt. clean and drinkable just not a lot to this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (829) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Pours medium dark amber with a beige foam head. Aroma of malts, sugars and some hops. Yummy, caramel with malt swetness finishing with a hopness that is balanced. A unique beer. Drinkable and sessionable, however, not a superstar, per se’. Good job Highland!


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