Monday, June 13, 2011

Beer of the week: Highland Brewing Company Gaelic Ale

Beer score: 7.7
ABV: 5.8
IBU: 32
A pretty sturdy amber ale. Nice, clean, smooth. A touch of sweetness early on gives way quickly to a strong burnt bitterness that is not overpowering, though it comes close to crossing that line. Very wet. Comes from the Highland Brewing Company of Asheville, North Carolina. Apparently this Gaelic Ale is the company's best-selling brew, and that's not a surprise. Though, admittedly, as of this writing I've not tried any of their other beers. That is a disastrous situation I will have to remedy.


  1. I would recommend o for their winter seasonal Cold Mountain when the time comes, it's amazingly good

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to look up the Cold Mountain brew next time I'm in North Carolina.