Brewed by Highlander Brew Co.
Style: Scottish Ale
South River, Canada


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Highlander Scottish Ale has a bright red almond colour with toasted malt, a hint of caramel, and a touch of fruit aromas. It has medium body, with coffee and chocolate flavours, nice hop balance and nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2727) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
500ml brown bottle from wilco. Pours dark gold/orange, clear. Compact off white head with a creamy bead, good retention and good lacing. Nose is slightly toasty and caramelly. Taste has nice toasted malts and caramel sweetness, nuts and chocolate and candyish fruitiness. Very light hops come in late, a bit of grassy bitterness with light toasted grains carrying into the aftertaste. Medium bodied, tight carbonation. Solid beer, well made, sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
500ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on May 21, 2012 after purchasing from one of the local LCBO outlets. The beer poured translucent coppery-brown colour with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt, molasses, caramel, and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is a disappointment. Quite metallic for a Scottish/Scotch ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet dark fruit, cherry, hard candy, earthy & floral, with some spice. Taste is malty and syrupy sweet with caramel, plum, raisin, chocolate, grassy hops and gummy candy. Mouth feel is on the thin side with medium carbonation. Finish is short, leaving some malty/fruity sweetness. Not terribly complex, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Rich ruby brew that gives off a sweet tang - hints of caramel. A bit sweet but not cloying and a nice sweet finish that is undercut by a hint of bitterness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pour is amber orange with a spongy cream head. ArOma is earthy , toasted caramel malt, nutty, fermented fruit. Medium and oily. Sweet toasted malt. Uncomplicated. Sour grassy finish. It’s ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2559) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Pours a dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma is faint, nutty and malty. Taste is fairly boring, malted and a small nut. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3100) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
500 ml bottle (a couple as “Pale Ale”, a couple as “Scottish Ale”), served cool in a tulip glass. 20AL12.

App.: Clear bright copper, nice light tan head. Aroma: Grainy/mashy sweetness, lightly fruity, mashy/savoury notes, a little earthy, honey, quite malty, virtually no hops, a bit raw. Palate: Medium+ body, soft, full effervescence with a few prickly bubbles. Flav.: Mashy/grainy malts, honey, vague fruitiness, tastes a bit raw/under-fermented, no hops really; sweet with sufficient balancing bitterness and a sweet grainy fruity finish.

Call it what you will, it is still underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1981) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
500 mL bottle. Darkish copper in colour with just a ring of head. Lots of toast in the nose, along with some earthy hops, unsalted peanuts, and a hint of orchard fruit. Caramel sweetish flavour, with the nuts again, as well as some bread. Either the carbonation is a touch high, or the body is a touch light. Not terribly complex, but a nice beer. I’d like to try it on tap - it’s very quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OntBeerDrinker (456) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
1 finger head copper amber redish. smewlls of like citrus fruit lightly. taste earlie in is a grassy bitterness but doesnt last long. There is light citrus hops taste and some smooth textured creamy/chopcolate taste. I would like to nsee them focus on the chocolate caramel part on its own as a beer,but with this light refeshing hop side itas a nice try. Medium-heavy bodied and labeld as scothish ale cheer’s!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1181) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Pours dark amber with little head. Caramel and bready malts, with some English hops in the aroma. Full roasty toasty caramelly flavour, with some good hops and a slightly funky bitterness in the finish.

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