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Highland Auld Asheville Vintage Ale
A beer by: Highland Brewing Company
from Asheville, NC, United States
Style: Old Ale
 
Score:
3.32
ABV:
9.5%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
2
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
12/13/2010 10:38:24 AM
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Beer Description:
Celebrating 15 years as Asheville’s first and most successful brewery, Highland Brewing Company announced today the December 15th release of its latest seasonal, Auld Asheville Vintage Ale. Oscar Wong, founder and President of Highland, indicated that the name and label pays homage to the Scots Irish heritage of Highland’s mountain home. It is a style made famous by British brewers with their holiday offerings of old ales.

According to John Lyda, Highland’s Head Brewer, Auld Asheville Vintage Ale is a high gravity ale in the style of “Old Ales” or ‘English Strong” ales which are traditionally released just prior to the holidays. Contributing to the beer’s complexity is the use of three different yeast strains, two of which were imported from England. Because of the hopping levels, alcohol content, and the completeness of its attenuation with time in the tanks, “the product should cellar incredibly well and increase in complexity for at least the next year.”

Its taste is described as “having a bold profile from fine British Malts, woody and estery aromas from traditional British Ale yeast, and bittering from Styrian Bobek hops. The addition of Sterling hops provides a hint of spiciness in the nose.”
 
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Statistics
Overall rank8504 of 44016
Overall percentile80.7
Style rank79 of 207
Style percentile62.1
Lowest score3.6
Highest score4
Average score3.8
Weighted score3.32
Standard deviation0
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