RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
We are proud to present homebrewer Aaron Schenk’s Cream Ale as Best of Show in the first annual Highland Cup held earlier this year. Highland will enter this beer in the 2008 Great American Beer Festival’s Pro Am competition held in Octover. This limited edition beer will only be sold in the local Western North Carolina area. This cream ale strikes a perfect balance between the clean profile of American Two Row Barley Malt, the grainy maltiness of German Pilsner Malt, and the crisp bitterness of Mt. Hood hops. A perfect summer beer!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Clear yellow body with a thin white head. Light body, aroma is adjunct, corn, pils malt. Dry pils malt taste, corn then a light hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle from ROBORB in trade. Thanks man. Pours golden with a short lived white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is light grassy hops and subtle sweet malt. Taste is smooth and creamy with a balanced light sweetness with just a twinge of hop bitterness to balance. Overally, very creamy mouthfeel for a lighter feeling beer and soft to medium carbonation. Very drinkable and non offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Damn if I really know much about this style, but this was pretty good. Certainly very light and not amazingly flavorful, but this seems meant to be an easy-drinking summer beer, and I could see myself drinking many of these. My pour was draft at Brewgrass. Clear gold with white head. Very mild. Some corn/grain. Minor hop presence. Not an overly crisp finish, but pleasant. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle shared by Butters. Poured golden with a white head that settles but renews with a twirl of the glass. Aromas and flavor of corn and malt with a light hop background. Light body and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Clear fizzy yellow beer. Aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of apple and honey. Very sweet with just a touch of bitterness at the finish. Very plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to Book m Dano. Lightly hazy onion skin colored pour with a light head. Musty aroma that is kind of like fresh top soil. The flavor is grain. Just smooth grain like flavors with a touch of earth. Drinkable for sure, just not particularly interesting. Fairly smooth medium body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
This was disgusting. Hard to believe this won best of show. Pours out a golden yellow color with a white head. flavor had some grain and corn to it. Aroma was not really present. I didnt really care of this beer at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle from Bruisin’. Moderately hazy, fairly thin golden color with a foamy white head. Mild grainy flavor and nose, a little corn and malt, almost no hops. Easy drinkin’. Would work as a gateway for new craft beer drinkers or as a summer refresher, but not much more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bomber pours a mostly clear pale yellow body with small white head. Faint aroma has a hint of pears. Lots of corn syrup sweetness with some earthy hop bitterness. Slight metallic note. Forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
pours a clear gold with fluffy white head. light crisp sweet aroma, smooth palate with dry finish, refreshing qualities of the cream ale, sweet millde and creamy background. light and sessionable, but a good quality palate, It is a ceam ale so complexity is light, but a good cream ale it is. the beer is good for its style.

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