KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) rocky white head that dissipated quickly leaving enough residue behind for some fair lacing that spottily stuck to the glass.
The aroma was rather light of a straw malt and a grassy hop with just a strong citrus note and a mild hint of caramel.
The taste was mildly sweet and acidic with a ever so light hint of caramel in the beginning and became slightly bitter with a moderate dose of citrus (grapefruit) and had a decent hop finish. The flavor only lasted a very short while with hardly any hop aftertaste which was kind of disappointing.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a light hoppy Pale Ale that would be great on a nice warm day when you felt like having more than just a couple.
Aggiebob (87) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Golden orange with a small quickly dissipating head. The aroma is lightly citrus, The taste is lightly bitter with a little sweetness mixed in. The carbonation is average.
boxofrane (2292) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at kill devil grille. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a lot of grassy hops, lemon, floral notes. The taste is light grain, a bit bitter, a bit bready, almost like a multi grain bagel.
kaser (3407) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dank weird fruity aroma. Bottle pour with a ton of foamy head. Ripe peach and pear taste. Very drinkable beer
ajtrupp (296) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid pale. Nothing particularly jumps out. It's the first of the night... a pleasant enough way to ease into bigger and better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Grassy, herbal aromas with slight sweet malt notes. Earthy, grassy, slight bitter flavors with a balanced malt backbone. Not a ton going on with this beer, but decent and unobtrusive.
DrinkinWell (307) - - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a honey copper with very little head and not much lacing. Some citrus and lemon on the nose. Hoppy notes at the back of the tongue, straw, honey. Not bad.
Bulk_Carrier (2350) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a nice hazy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light slightly foamy lacing trying to cling to the sides of the glass but sliding for the most part.
The smell had a nice light blend of sweet malts to slightly aggressive citrus hops.
The taste was bittersweet all the way through with a fairly dry bitter citrus aftertaste and just a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not limited to letting some light smooth crispness to roll around the tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA worthy of having again.
ronaldtheriot (1401) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Highland St. Terese’s Pale Ale has a thick, spongy, off-white head, a clear, burnished-gold appearance, with some bubble streams, noticeable sediment suspended throughout, and some lacing clumps left behind. The aroma is of sourdough bread, some lemon, and hop resin. Taste is of those elements, with an unfortunate underlying tap water note. Mouthfeel is watery, and Highland St. Terese’s Pale Ale finishes dry and easy drinking. RJT
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampler at the brewery. It poured a light amber color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, floral and mild caramel. The taste was of light fruit, floral and very light malt.
Chad9976 (1291) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It was bottled on 3/4/14. A friend in North Carolina sent me this bottle (thanks, Dan!).
Appearance: Dark amber/light orange, glowing hue. Clear with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.
Smell: Surprisingly muted. Almost odorless, though there’s trace elements of piney hops. Nothing off-putting, though.
Taste: One of the downsides of being a semi-professional beer reviewer is you sometimes have to review stuff friends give you that think is good, but you don’t. Case in point: Highland St. Terese’s Pale Ale. Even though this bottle is only two months old, it tastes much older than that. The hops are nowhere to be found, the base malt tastes very lager-like and there’s just not much body here. Though I will say it’s perhaps more bland than bad-tasting.
It’s difficult to describe the palette here since there’s little my tastebuds pick up on. A general, but mild taste of pale malt with just the faintest trace of bitterness. This is probably better categorized as a golden/blonde ale than a pale ale since the hops are missing. I get a slightly metallic or minerally taste on the finish with a bit of starch on the aftertaste. Overall, it’s not horrible, just boring and insipid.
Drinkability: With a thin mouthfeel and watery body, Highland St. Terese’s Pale Ale is actually highly drinkable. However, it isn’t particularly refreshing. It does leave a slightly dry aftertaste and there’s a flavor akin to lager just as it goes down. Though light at only 5.1% ABV, this beer has the body and palette of something <4%. If there were plenty of flavor, that’d be a good thing.