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RATINGS: 628   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
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with a reddish hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, leaving behind some residue that lasted throughout thus producing some excellent lacing that was left sticking to the glass. The aroma was of a cookie like malt, a moderate dose of herbal hops and a mild sweet yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and had a slight nutty presence with a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted slightly bitter with a hint of toffee and a slight nuttiness at first then became nice and malty and very lightly sweet with a note of caramel and a moderate hop presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a nice long while, allowing for the flavor of lingering hops to be totally appreciated. Mouthfeel was just a tad below medium in body and mildly dry in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a nice sweet malty brew with a nice emphasis on hops at the finish.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pretty standard standard amber...nicely balanced and drinkable...and unfortunately, forgettable as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (88) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Clear deep amber color, tan head & great lacing. Roasty caramel malt nose. Toffee, caramel and smoky flavors. Smooth, medium bodied brew with light hop profile at the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 26, 2014
NIce, and vry interesting but not too thick in feautres. Some dark colour but not much else there.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedaidai (15) - - FEB 22, 2014
Nice flagship beer anyone can enjoy from a solid. solid brewery. It certainly isn’t the best of Highland’s beers, but I would never turn one down. Nice malty taste and well balanced. Mixes well with chicken dishes too. Makes one hell of a beer batter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Rcvd in trade. She pours a hazy yet somewhat clear amber and leaves the same colored body with a two finger head that rose a bit and died leaving some nice spotty spider web lacing in its wake. The smell has some malts through bready/slightly caramel, subdued citrus/pine hops only coming through as the beer warms. The taste is mainly balanced through previously mentioned flavors but adds some slight bitterness. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and leaves a crisp clean aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is good for its style and good for me as I would have this again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebos (33) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pour from bottle amber in color with off white head. Sweet floral scent. Taste is mildly malty with crisp hop finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish liquid with small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, toast, earth and metal. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, dried fruit, metal, earth and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (145) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A well-crafted amber ale, lives up to the reputation of its brewery. Appearance is flawless, a beautiful amber red color with a full and long-lasting head, consistent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and fruity hoppiness, with OK, but a bit weak, intensity. Taste is pleasant, toasty, caramel maltiness, fruity hops with a modest bitterness. I'm not sure if the sweet maltiness and the fruity hop flavors are the best combination, but whatever is deficient in the taste is more than compensated for by the creamy and full-bodied texture. Finishes smooth with a mild aftertaste. Overall, actually reminded me of a Sam Adams Boston lager, but I would recommend this between the two. I also would say much more enjoyable than most other amber ales such as Fat Tire. I certainly will purchase this beer again, and I intend to try some of Highland's other brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2014
on draft poured a clear copper color with white head. leaving lacing around the glass. the aroma was of malt and sweetness and a very minor hop bitterness. the flavor part was very smooth and almost creamy. the sweetness of the malts and the mildness of the hops. the hops truly didnt come out until the end and when it was warmer than served. overall a decent beer from highlands.


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