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Highland Heather Ale

Highland Heather Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pours deep copper/amber with aromas of caramel malt, dark fruit (figs, prunes), brown sugar. Tastes as it smells, with a medium palate and slightly aqueous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005 does not count
On tap at O’Malleys Pub in Sylva, North Carolina. Very nice dark brown pour with light brown head that stays for a bit. Slightly sweet, somewhat floral aroma. Starts with a sweet,somewhat malty flavor and ends with just a slight bitter, mildly floral(heather) finish. Very nice beer from the mountains of Western North Carolina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2005
From a bottle. This beer pours a very nice dark brown color with a nice lasting thick caramel head. Great lacing. The aroma is very inviting. Sweet and malty with hints of plum. Sadly the great appearance and aroma do not translate well into the flavor. At the beginning there is a lot sweet malts but the finish is incredibly watery and ruins the character of this beer. I like this company a lot but this is sort of dissapointing for them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
I am continually impressed with the quality of Highland Brewery’s ales. This is not their best beer, but it is certainly worth trying. It pours a dark brown with a medium, light brown head. The flavor is mostly that of a darker roasted malt. There is a little bitter hops. And a slightly sweet aroma. There are a few bubbles to tickle the palate, but overall this beer goes down the hatch like water with a medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 23, 2005
Wow, thank God someone likes to make low gravity session beers with flavor and refreshment. In all honesty the heather is floral and delicate but a little overpowered by a subtle hop. The malt is there and slightly roasted but nothing out of the ordinary. The bottom line is that this is just a cool beer and I love drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2005
Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is floral bottle suggests. Has a very earthy flavorbut is kind of dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 Dark brown pour with an off white head. Very floral aroma. The flavor is a very earthy brown ale, as though it had dirt and mulch in it. It’s different from anything else I’ve ever had (this is my first heather beer.) The flavor doesn’t seem too complex, but it’s interesting enough because of its uniqueness. Very mild, round flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2005
In the bottle. Dark brown in color with an ecru head. Big bubbles of carbonation (is this force carbonated?). A very fruity flowery aroma is first discerned. Taste is tart, smoked (peaty even), and acidic. Not very sweet tasting at all. No lacing. Medium to light in body. Midway through, malt on the tongue becomes obvious. Finishes a dry crisp mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Draught at Tyr Na Nog in Downtown Raleigh,NC. Dark, red winish appearance. Lasting small white head. Aroma is sweet and herb-like. Flavor is quite multi-dimensional. Very sweet and has a strange bitterness (from the heather??). There is a vegetable flavor (carrots), and I can also taste some roastiness in the malt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern...Nice floral aroma present in this one...nice malt tones that is off set in the end by a subtle hop kick that provides a nice bittering in the finish folloed by a good dose of floral/heather i presume

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