Highland Shining Rock Lager
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This “shining example” of our spring seasonal has a complex malty body enhanced with traditional spicy noble hops. This Bock is a medium body lager with a smooth, crisp finish. A creamy head tops this fine Bock with the usual Highland twist on style.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Very nice spring seasonal. Was not expecting much when I saw "Lager". But this is a very tasty Heller Bock. Nice creamy white head. Spicy, slightly nutty with just right hop flavor. This is a great spring, cool weather treat from one of the best breweries in the south.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle. Medium caramel colored pour. Malty, toffee like aroma. Carmel toffee like sweet flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of toasted malt and earthy with some peppery splashes. Tastes of light caramel, some appley hints, some spicy hints on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle from Mike at Coles. Pours copper amber with a thin head. Malty aroma, a hint toasty, with some herbal hops. The flavor is toasty and sweet with toffee and a hint of herbal/spicy hops. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Mike/Swoopjones @ Cole’s. Copper body, light tan head. Nose is vaguely fecal with roasty malt and crisp hoppiness. Flavor is roasty malt, caramel, a hint of cocoa. Hops come out as does roast in the finish but I can’t get past that nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks dude! Pours clear and amber with a beige head. Smell is nutty, fruity and malty. Taste is nutty, with a date like sweetness, some dustiness and toasty and tartness as well. Medium to full body with soft to medium carbonation. Pretty good for the style, I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours a nice amber color with a thin tan head. Good caramel malt aroma. Taste is smooth with a sweet malt, caramel, toasted malt taste. Easy drinking beer that went down way too fast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-some almost caramel, medium fruit, slight musty. Taste is medium malt-caramel/toffee, secondary spice/herbal hops, some wood. Could be an Oktoberfest or Bock style lager. Thanks decaturstevo for picking this out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Deep amber/orange body that supports a long lasting off-white head. Light malt aroma. Toasty. A light bitterness on the front end quickly fades to a velvety dryness. Good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2008
12oz bottle from nearbeer. Thanks. The aroma was of hay, a dash of brown sugar, toffee, and subdued noble hops. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was short, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Some tattered lace was left behind. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Spicy, earthy malts dominated the flavor; akin to a mix of fall leaves, toffee, and molasses. Some fleshy and dark fruit flavors emerged at the end. Not bad. Good spring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from Sam’s. Given the name, I was surprised to see the copper/amber pour coming out of the bottle. Pleasantly surprised, I might add. Malty nose. A bit of floral hops. Sweet notes of caramel and toffee. Toasty. Similar on the palate. Quite drinkable. Another solid offering from this brewery.

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