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


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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).

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JAN 2, 2012
Beautiful clear amber color with okay head. Some ginger flavor and slightly bitter. From my Backlog

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (542) - - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from m&s. Clear pale amber with white bubbly head. Aroma of dry and grassy with some orange and lemon zest. Taste is crisp and refreshing slightly bitter. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6438-20140703] Bottle sample. Ginger light thistle aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light ginger peat flavour is surprisingly rich. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/8/3/15) 3.7
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (103) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, dark brown, with a good slightly tanned frothy head that holds. Full bodied, medium carbonation, medium bubbles. Aroma is caramel, ginger, toasted barley. Taste is ginger thistle and sweet malt. Palate is fine carbonation. Finish is sweet and a touch dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (903) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8276) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (435) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (405) - Aalborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (795) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4642) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2108) - 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.

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