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Cairngorm Blessed Thistle

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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled (Filtered), Seasonal, Autumn; BLESSED THISTLE – 4.5% ABV "Thistle Beer" from Cairngorm Brewery. A reddish brown ale, bittered with thistle and late Goldings hops. Hints of roast malt and fruit finish this most complex of beers. Alias with M&S Scottish Ale confirmed at the brewery (Oakes).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (824) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, creamy off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma with fruits and toasted notes. The flavour is sweetish malty, with toasted notes and a floral hoppy finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2014-07-03. Crisp dark amber body small nice beige head. 3+ Aroma is strongly of the thistle as per the jar from the tour. Flavour is relatively bitter, good amount of herbal spicey thistle and likely some herbal character from the Goldings as well. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Ok. Bottle at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (382) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Mahogany coloured ale with a light tan head. Aroma floral with a roast caramel element. Taste, sweetish, malty, mild but hoppy finish made it pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (213) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Aroma is earthy, flowers. Reddish brown with great white head. A small head lasting. Spicy taste, ginger?, sweet floral notes. Light to moderate bitterness. Finish is bitter and dry. Watery texture. Light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (633) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from Aldi deep amber red beer fruity slightly spicy aroma flavour is fruity malt sweet with big ginger hit flavoursome beer with good carbonation

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Eurospar Tomasjord. Batch 3232. Drukket hjemme 21 Apr 14. Dyp brun. OK luftig skum som varer litt. Lav teppelacing. Aroma av frukt & bær. Smaken har samme preg. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. KI=4.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Off white lasting head, some lacings, clear amber-copper body. Nice look. Scents; powerful roasted malts, floral hops, prunes, toffee, Flavour; roasted malts, fruity hops, chocolate malts, somewhat dry and fruity at the same time. Nice feel, ok carbonation, not watery. Finish; dark malts, roasted and chocolate notes, hops play a postludium. Overall a tasty beer, should go nice with good meat dinners, or with salty snacks and sausages while watching your favourite football (soccer) team. Brown 1/2L btl L3232 abv 4.5% b@Eurospar shared@home w my wife krasunia and her nice baked cutlet dish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
500ml bottle, L3232, bought at EuroSpar Tomasjord. Shared with Richard. Amber coloured body with a shade of brown, clear. Slowly diminishing beige head. Earthy malty nose with a touch of floral hops. Taste of herbal spicy hops, thistle and ginger, joined by mid-sweet malts. Fruit bitter twist to the ending. Medium to thin bodied. A bit different and quite nice to drink (Easter gathering at our place, Tromsø 18.04.2014).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2348) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
Flaske hjemført av og konsumert med Willy: allerede i aromaen fornemmer vi et innslag av røykmalt, men er det kanskje tistlene som er tilsatt under brygging? Lurer på hvilken del av planten de har brukt. En øl som er mer interessant enn egentlig god (i hvertfall for oss som ikke er spesielt begeistret for det som minner om røkt). Fin karbonering og munnfylde, og mye smak for bare 4,5.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4799) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, brought home from Meny Oslo City. A dense tanned cream head, upon a crystal clear brownish-red body. Caramel/toffee and dark, slight acidic fruits to the nose. Really seducing. Good body for 4,5 percenter. Nice sparkling carbonation. Clean and dry malt base. Toast and light caramel. Some bittering hops underneath. Very good for a bottled bitter.


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