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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Status uncertain.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
cask in cloisters ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft dry floral lemon nose ...oft apricot fruits ... long bitter finish

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14614) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Cask handpull at The Flower Pot Maidstone. Clear dark gold lasting head. Not really on but got what was left in the cask. No condition in the mouth. Some biscuit. Diacetyl aroma. Not good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Hazy tan. Aroma is a bit buttery. Slightly fruity, still a bit buttery with a hint of pale malt sweetness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11984) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8923) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
500ml bottle bought at Kjeller 5 in Tromsø. Slightly hazy, pale golden body. Solid, frothy white head slowly reduced to a patchy layer. Spotty lacing left down the glassware. Fresh fruity hops on the nose. Lemony hops to the flavour profile together with a bite of semi-sweet malts. Basic dry bitter ending. Thin to medium bodied. Refreshing and easy to quaff. Pleasing (at home 30.11.2013).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. It pours pale gold with a small white head. The nose is fresh, tropical fruits, light grain, five alive fruit juice and citrus peel. The taste is crisp, bitter, straw, grapefruit rind, lemon and peppery notes with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, fresh, good level of bitterness and rather drinkable. One of the best Cairngorm offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7907) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Cask at the King’s Highway (JDW), Inverness, Scotland.
Clear amber colour with small to average size creamy off-white head. Very mild aroma. Weak yeasty aroma. Mild citrusy tart flavour with mild bitterness. Smooth. Mild bitterness in aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - 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."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from the breweryshop, Aviemore. Pours light hazed golden, big frothy white head. Aroma is light sweet malty, citrussy. Taste is light fruity bitter, tangerine and dried apricot, lingering fruity dry finish.


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