Highland Brewing Gaelic Ale
Highland Brewing Gaelic Ale is an American Amber/Red Ale, 5.5% ABV, filled on 09/19/16, opened on 11/10/16. This beer has been a part of the craft beer landscape for years, and now comes in a snazzy new can. This beer has been provided for review.
Gaelic Ale pours with a wonderful clear red color that has a good bit of amber highlights when held to the light. A big off white head settles to a quarter inch thickness. The aroma brings in some sweet bready malts with just a touch of roasted goodness. The taste has a nice toffee sweetness and a good bit of spicy and slightly fruity hops to balance. Nothing too fancy here, this is a well balanced and easy drinking American Red Ale.
I have been coming back to beers like this over the past year or so. Sometimes you just need a good solid beer instead of the next intense sour or barrel aged whale, and this one fits that bill.