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

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma sweet malty combined with notes of nuts and some hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of nuts and toffee, leading to a bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Clear amber golden with a small off-white head. Nutty nose. Light body, roasted malt and nutty accents - perhaps a wee whiff of ginger. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 070209

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2009
500 ml bottle from Marks & Spencer. Brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, spices. Flavour of caramel malts, spices, wood, fruits. Well drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 5/19/2009 Total Score: 2.8
Bottled @ Peckhams Beerfestival. Amber coloured brew. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavour of caramel malts, nuts. Didn’t get the ginger.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
50cl, exclusive Scottish brew, with thistles, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly spicy/roasted, yet balanced, clear, good head, simple brew

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (2975) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
On bottle from Meny Lørenskog. Brown color, ok foam. Aromas of malt, some dried fruits and malt, also good general fruitiness. Medium/ light body & complexity. some immediate sweetness , some bitterness, ok balance but a little on the sweet side. Enjoyable

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared with ClubGonzo and Veitafan. Have a dark golden amber colour with a small light tan head. The aroma is dominated by sweet malt, sweet cake, vanilla cookies, anise and a little caramel. The taste is a little more careful with a touch of leather and wood, and a little caramel, spices, hops and anise. Mouth feel is easy and smooth and, has a light bitterness. An interesting and easy to drink beer, and is decent enough.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
50cl bottle from the Tollhouse, Dalwhinnie. Pours dark amber with a decent head. The nose has some roastiness as well as a fresh note - perhaps the hops or the thistle but very hard to nail. More of the same on the taste. The palate is medium bodied and creamy with a decent finish. Overall, another solid ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and nut. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Well, this one has a slight smokey finish and is still drinkable despite this fact. Nuts, roasted malt, hints of coffee. Quite low in abv with a bit stronger taste. Nice.


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