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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Highlander is a remarkably unique ale that combines the fruity character of authentic Scottish ale yeast with the delightful hop bouquet of our own distilled hop oil and a "kiss" of Highland heather. Used in Highland ales throughout the centuries, heather adds a touch of herbal sweetness that blends beautifully with the floral hop aroma to produce an exceptional infusion of fragrance and flavor. The result is an extraordinary crisp and refreshing pale ale.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
This beer doesnít seem so much like a pale ale. Thatís not necessarily a bad thing, though. Pale, slightly cloudy body with a thin white head. Sweet aroma - malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Medium, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Pretty tasty. Overall sweet with only a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Not bad, just not much like a pale ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--MacTarnahanís Brewing Company MacTarnahanís Scottish Style Highlander Pale Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 4.60% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Clear thin light golden color .Light white head and lace. Crisp light floral hop front.Mild smooth Pils like body. Light sweet caramel notes. Clean light citrus hop end. Bland NW Pale. Decent Pils. Sampled 9/17/2001. MacTarnahanís Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--MacTarnahanís Highlander Pale Ale--Longneck--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.35% ABV--22 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Beer of the Month Club Selection March, 2004. Thin head. Clear thin bright straw golden color. Mild floral hop front. Smooth thin tangy creamy delicate herbal sweet caramel fruit butter Pils Ale body. Dry mild citrus hop end. Nice. Sampled 5/26/2004.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Light yellow pour with minimal white head. Aroma is malty with a light bit of citrus hop. Flavor much the same, but with that flat sort of cardboard quality you get in some pale ales. Not my favorite thing out there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a one finger white head that faded fast. The nose is fruity and sweet malt. The taste is grain, malt and more faint fruit. Lighter fairly flat body. Not much of an APA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Pours a light golden colour, little to no head. Decent lacing however. Hardly any pale in this ale. Taste is a little bland, soft hops and a little fruit. aroma is a little stale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Not an outstanding beer, but it didnít suck either. Nice hoppy flavor and a good clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is heavy with malt and very little else with just a hint of floral hops. Light in body, a little on the flat side, and some stickiness. Flavors are moderately sweet and lightly bitter with herbal and lightly lemony notes. Finish is dry though with a lasting floral bitterness. Iím not sure where the heather is in this but it must be what Iím getting mixed in with the floral hoppiness in this brew. Well balanced however slightly thin in profile at times. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Poured a cloudy, golden orange color with a modest white head with good retention. The nose was fruity sweet hops, a nice touch of apple juice with floral notes and faint pale malts. The taste begins with a nice splash of spicy floral hops, followed by pleasant apples, a medium bitterness and a bit of malt husk. The finish had a pleasant lingering floral bitterness balanced by residual sugars. Very nice and quite interesting. This was a great find.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2684) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Hazy amber with a citrusy flavor. Very refreshing. Would be good after cutting the lawn except itís about 10 degrees in NJ today. Iíll rerate in July.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2006
A pretty bland ale. Nothing really going on flavor or appearance-wise. Slightly, only slightly malty. Expecting somethign along the lines of a traditional bitter (which this seems to be advertising itself as rather than a pale ale). Pleasant but boring. Pretty flat pour fromt he bottle. Light golden amber color, and slightly sweet on the tongue. (Bottle Pour 10/30/2006)


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