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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 13/20
jercraigs (8006) - 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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29663) - 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
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a fully gone head. Mild malty and slight hoppy aroma, classicUK hops - a bit on the spiced/tobacco side. Medium dry and hoppy base flavoured with a light malty note. Light bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25084) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4030) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2588) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a thin head. Aroma is spicy ginger. Flavouris bitter with a ginger beer base. Palate is dry with light herbal spice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5648) - 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 (3224) - 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 (1271) - 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 (8038) - 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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