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RATINGS: 668   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Thick copper read with great carbonation out of the tap - perhaps a fresh keg although head disappeared after a couple of sips. Sprucey nose with slight citrusy sweetness in intial palate. More remnant of an IPA style bitterness than the average American ale. Not as hoppy as described, but heavier malt presence makes this one a decent deviation from the norm. Not my favorite offering from Highland, but drinkable nonetheless.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattyKakes (99) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Not bad. Crisp malt backbone. A slight hop lingers and disappears. Caramel notes are there but not overwhelming. Refreshing non the less. Paring well with smoked Gouda. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggiebob (57) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Copper colored ale that pours with minimal amount of head and a fair amount of carbonation. The taste is slightly of hops and a a little carmal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (35) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a Stella glass A: Hazy copper/amber color with a tight beige head some of which refused to pour out of the bottle. Head lasts a few minutes with nice lacing. Fair clarity. S: Mostly getting caramel and toast. T: Fruit. Nuts. Orange zest and burnt toast. The sweetness from the smell is thankfully absent. Delicious. M: Lighter bodied perhaps, than it looks. Refreshing with zippy carbonation.Dry tart finish leaves you wanting more. O: This is very good amber ale. Maybe the best I can think of. Highland has a hit and at $8/6 it’s a no brainer! Extremely good.

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 (72) - 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 (179) - 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 (1216) - 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 (3864) - 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 (2631) - 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 (154) - 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


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