RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (874) - - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Not typically a style of beer I gravitate towards, but this is a particularly good amber. Plus, tastes like asheville. Pours a truly beautiful deep amber color ( I am on my first, so that is not the beer talking) with good head retention. a good amount of breadiness to it- malty sweetness and a hint of hops at first. the willamette floral notes are throwing me off a bit. the hops definitely come out more as it warms to room temp or maybe a slight burnt flavour- first few sips were the best. overall a great amber ale- by far the best offering I have tasted from Highland brewing. Having a pint at the tasting room right now. Had to lower score a bit Appearance only a 3. Nice color for an amber but No head retention. Aroma is just ok. Malt and some non-distinct Hard to pinpoint smells. Tasting more bitter than I remember. Surprising For only 30 ibus. Feel like I need some food with it to temper a bit. Feel like an amber should be more easy going. Slightly better with 1/2 the pint gone As it warms up. Just ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jflopsu (1520) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pours a dark rust orange-amber with white head. A watered down aroma of caramel and malts. A caramel, fruit, and malt aroma with some grain. A grainy and sweet caramel malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2017
This one poops a very rich almost deep red, but its clear and clean with a slightly toasted head. It doesnt have an overwhelming aroma, but what it does have is a nice even blend of malts. The evenness continues in the taste with its lights bitterness and sweetness. Its a light bodied beer with a thin but somewhat fizzy body. Im not a big fan of amber ales, but this is one that I could certainly see myself drinking regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark red body with medium head. Nose is sweet, malty, plummy. Taste is malts, caramel, plums. Creamy texture, with toasty finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (498) - - AUG 21, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a nice red with an off-white head. The aroma is caramel and herbal hops. The taste is caramel, bread, and tea. Its smooth and easy-drinking. The sweetness is subtle and nicely balanced with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bvbunited (70) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
This is a great beer, it is smooth with a great balance of hops and malt. The color is good and I would recommend it to anyone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWB1961 (1) - - JUL 18, 2016 does not count
This was a really refreshing beer. Good on the front end with a really mild finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
partchapol (116) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Rather bland and tart, with simply unbalanced bitterness, comparing to other good beers brewed by Highland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2923) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2016
On tap at Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. Clear, dark amber with an an off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste of caramel, bread, toast and very mild floral hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. A malty beer with little complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (501) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Draft at source. Good stuff. Simple. Red. Easy to drink. If had time, would drink more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a bright amber color. Aromas of caramel, malt, and berry. Flavor has a touch of roast coffee taste, some caramel/toffee, and a nice hop finish.

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