bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at O’Malley’s in Sylva, NC. Amber colored with a creamy white head. Nice, full bodied flavor for an Octoberfest/Marzen. Highland again comes through with another tasty seasonal offering. Smooth, silky and full of fall flavor.
steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pores a hazy deep copper copper with a medium mocha head. It has a very swee aroma and a taste to match. The body is light to medium with a slight creamy texture.
arn8897 (377) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a white head. Nutty Aroma with some sweet herbal undertones. Taste the same with a little hop bite. To even everything out. Light palate with no lacing in the glass.
ContemplateBeer (2076) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on draft at Za’s Pizza Pub. Aroma: Has a pretty full spiced breadiness about it; hop character is freshly herbal and tends towards lemon. Appearance: Transparent copper body with soft carbonation holding up a sticky tan head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Slightly spiced bread up front that is quickly met by a growing herbal hop presence and a bit of lemon; the finish is mostly dry and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A well constructed example of the style that features a fresher-feeling hop presence than many others; maybe I just happened upon a fresh keg.
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. The beer is a clear amber with a white head of foam. The aroma has spicy toffee notes. Moderate nutty character. Medium body and medium carbonation.
smaynard6000 (1117) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours a clear amber color with small tan colored head. Caramel malt aroma with cereal notes. Sweet flavor with malty overtones as one would expect from this style. Light-to-medium bodied. Pretty good.
Drjohnrock (761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Twelve ounce bottle from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate. Nice dark amber color, clean but faint malty aroma, moderate bittersweet flavor with odd vinous/butter-like note. Not the best beer from Highland I’ve ever had.
tillmac62 (713) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOD 7/7/15. Pours a clear medium amber. Very good (for a lager) head volume, lacing and retention.
Very light nose of biscuit with caramel notes.
Heavy light body that is somewhat smooth. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is good. Reasonable intensity, lacks complexity but is very well balanced. It begins with a toasty biscuit that is more cracker than sweet. The middle brings an extremely light hop flavor (herbal) and bitterness. A brief hint of caramel emerges at the start of the finish. The finish is semi-dry and a herbal hop note lingers.
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Good aroma of sweet bread and citrus. Cloudy amber with a bit of head. Tasting brown sugar with malt and citrus/pear flavors. Also some cinnamon and spice. Kinda different - not bad.
weitz15 (569) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amver pour, thin white head. Light crisp aroma. Body is thin and easy to drink. Flavor is absurdly light. Watery almost.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from trio. Pours clear Amber with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has your typical sweet esters for the style with some toasted malt and caramel notes. A slight spice from the hops. The taste has a spicy hops presence over a sweet brew. Not bad