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Cairngorm Caillie

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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Status uncertain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1261) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a pale golden colour with a white head. Citrus hop aroma and the taste is malt initially but then a lasting hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrJamesMcEwan (141) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
* Bottle. Pours clear gold, with a white head. * Aroma is grass, grain & faint apple. * Palate is light body, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is dry, bitter, grainy & yeasty. * Finish is very drying & bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mahkus (70) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Okay white head. Light in colour. Sweet aroma. Light carbonation. Funny taste, not quite right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 [6419-20140630] Cask. Light toasted balsa grass aroma. Clear, orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Mild sheep barnyard grass and toasted grains flavour. Medium body. Delicious, with a suspicious barnyard undertone. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9+
(@ Grog and Gruel, Fort William, Scotland)

[6435D-20140703] Bottle sample. Mild grassy grains aroma. Clear, light gold body with a quick foamy white head. Light bitter grass peat flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
Overheard: "The largest of the grouse family." "It’s not aerodynamically designed."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1441) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
Cask at the Kay’s Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden with yellow white head. Mild, fruity aroma. Biscuit malty, light fruit flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (303) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (12505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is toffee, apple, light fruit, taste is sweet,, thin, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3655) - 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

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