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Cairngorm Caillie

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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (753) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
Cask at the Kayís Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden with yellow white head. Mild, fruity aroma. Biscuit malty, light fruit flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (233) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
500ml bottle from tesco Looks highly carbonated when pouring but the fizz is thankfully gentler. Keeps a decent head though. Quite earthy in aroma and taste. Like sticking your head out of a tent in the middle of a field at dawn. Quite hoppy finish but not as grapefruity as some other ales Gets more interesting as you get further down the glass. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, earthy, caramel, medium bitter, little sweet and a little dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 2014-07-03. Similar to the cask, just a little bit crisper and more definitively hoppy. Bottle at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore

2014-06-30. Crisp dark yellow body nice creamy white head. 3++ Aroma is mild, fruity, lightly yeasty and bready. 6+ Flavour is mild, lightly fruity throughout, mild fruity impression throughout, light biscuity malt. Toasty touches. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Light yeast in the finish and aftertaste. Quite quaffable, just enough flavour to be interesting. 7/4/7/3/14 Cask at Grog and Gruel, Fort William

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is toffee, apple, light fruit, taste is sweet,, thin, light fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3626) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Kirkwall. Gold, fluffy and lasting white head, gentle condition. Quite grainy in the nose with some low grassy happiness reminiscent of a European pilsner, quite dry and bitter in the mouth with a touch of yeastiness and low grain notes, finish is lingering hop bitterness and a slight fruity maltiness, cheese, ginger, woody

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
On cask at the Grosvenor. Appearance - hazy golden with a proportionate head. Nose - burnt orange and malt. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a slightly dry astringent finish. Overall - not bad but wouldnít have another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (263) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
500ml bottle Tesco. Hazy pale golden colour. Sweetness if caramel and biscuits from the pale malts with thorough hopping adding a floral bitterness. Good session ale, plenty flavour

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ReV2 (147) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Surely a mis-nomer? The Cairngorm Black Gold should be re-labled as Caillie. The bird, of which this beer is named after is big, strong and black (unless seen up close in which case itís best to make off in the opposite direction!) This beer is the complete opposite. Itís thin & pale and weak. O.K. but nothing like the bird which gives a lasting impression when encountered.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godfather50 (62) - SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
A refreshing pale ale that pours light gold fom the hand pump with a frothy head. Nice lattic as the head recess down the glass. The nose is fresh and zesty the malty balance is there. Akin to an IPA but without the dry palate. At 3.8 ABV itís a great lunchtime pint served at Glenuig Inn by grumpy Steve.


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