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RATINGS: 665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Pours out red with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly smokey and earthen. Taste is a bit smokey with some caramel sweetness coming out and it was slightly sweeter than expected. Hops are there but subdued. Very drinkable beer that could easily become a session. Will buy again.


1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is slight caramel malt but overall pretty watery. Flavor is weak, bland, and boring. Wow this one was disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnwokedi89 (57) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2014
One of my favorite Asheville beers and breweries! Aroma is a bit nondescript, as it is tough to sort out exactly how it smells. The appearance of this beer is cloudy and opaque, with a cherry-brown color/complexion. Carbonation of this Amber Ale is medium leading to a slight fizzy composition with every sip. The taste if this beer leaves a slight sweetness at the end of each sip. The slogan of Highland Brewery is "Just a wee bit different" and this amber ale lives up to that. This is a very solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemarshal (178) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Really smooth malty aroma. Not too sweet. Caramel, honey. Taste is very malty for the style, but surprisingly balanced with a light bitterness to finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1143) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a transparent dark amber with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, some fruits, and a slight hint of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3770) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a slight ruby tint and creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, light caramel, faint berries and pear, and some floral notes. Flavor is malt forward with a touch of caramel sweetness, a touch of dark fruits, and light, complementary bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2484) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Draft. Pours deep copper with a creamy, bubbly off white head. Tastes like roasted malt, creamy, nutty, a little earthy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted nuts and roasted malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rperez (150) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Very solid amber beer, a bit of hops with lots of malt flavors, complex yet easy to drink, fun beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jeffsayyes (25) - - OCT 30, 2014
Got a bottle from an event at Highland Brewery, first craft brewery in Asheville. Beer has a bit of bite, and a lot of flavors that come with being amber. Probably couldn't stomach more than one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Draft at curate. White head. Red clear color. Very bitter finish on this amber. Malty and fruity. Better than average amber.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kbryant (9) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
really nice amber color. Malty taste with a slight hoppy after taste. Rated this using Rate beer for android


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