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RATINGS: 644   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
If I’m not mistaken, this is Highlands most popular ale despite this, it’s not their best. But then again, it is still a Highland and one of the better domestic ales you’ll ever find.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuckyDog (30) - - JUL 12, 2014
Nicely balanced beer from Asheville’s largest brewery. Excellent balance. Not an exciting beer, but a very good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1182) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Highland Gaelic Ale has a relatively thick, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and good lacing left behind. The aroma is of slightly citrusy, caramel malt and bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet, syrupy, caramel malt, and pleasantly bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Highland Gaelic Ale finishes semi-dry and highly quaffable. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, light toffee and pine nose, taste is sweet, bitter, fruity.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours amber in color with little lacing. It has the smell of caramel with a sweet smell. It has the taste of light caramel with maybe almond.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (72) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Out of a bottle. Great go to beer that is easy drinking and flavorful. It's hard to go wrong with any beer from highland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Dark amber, clear pour with an epic head. One finger of fluffy off-white head in the glass and one finger over the top of the glass. Tons of head retention. Big malty nose. Ok taste. Huge malty caramel sweetness. It’s not totally out of hand, but it’s close.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeKirk (8) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle. A nice amber that makes me wish it went all the way to a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a dark cloudy amber color with an off- white head. The aroma was of caramel with some pine and citrus. The taste was lightly bitter with caramel malts and a touch of pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (791) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. Aromas of caramel malt and light nuts. Flavors consisting of the same. Medium bodied. A nice beer easy to drink beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2338) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Thanks to John for sharing. The nose is malty and smooth The beer starts smooth, malty, freshly hopped. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh, malty and slightly hoppy. Nice!


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