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


on tap


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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).

LarsEngen's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - APR 25, 2013
50 cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours a clear copper brown with a small white head. Nose is caramel, butterscotch with some notes of thiestle. Somewhat strange aroma. Taste is caramel and some herbal/grassy notes. Soft carbonation, medium body, medium bitterness. Just an average bitter with a small twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (531) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Mahagonirot mit festem feinporigem Schaum; sehr süße und fruchtige Nase mit dunklem Traubensaft, Mango- und Papayaaromen; angenehm süßer und süffiger Körper mit dunklen Früchten, kräftiger Malzigkeit, Röstaromen und Tanninen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4029) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Ale from Beers of Europe. Bitter o gryzacym smaku i lekko pikantnym, chyba to z ostropestu. Smak wyraznie goryczkowy dominuje tu potezna gorycz. Kolor rubinowo miedziany, pianka srednia malo trwala. Wyraziste i gozkie piwo. Ostropest jest bardzo zdrowy na watrobe przede wszystkim wiec tu idealnie niweluje uboczne skutki zawartego alkoholu, ktorego i tak nie jest za duzo. Bardzo polecam wytrawnym piwosza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a nice billowing off white head on a golden body. firm body is supported by a reasonably palatable acidic body. Nose of some ginger and spice unfortunately adds some decent bitterness to the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - 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 (8640) - 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 (207) - 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 (1058) - 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 (9872) - 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 (503) - 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 (1079) - 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.

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