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


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
A traditional strong “Imperial Pale Ale” beer, that’s light in body and amber in colour. Refreshing tart initial bitterness with subtle malt flavours. The big hopped finish is dry with citrus notes.

scotty's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scotty (1133) - - SEP 24, 2013
Handpump in the bar at Glen Nevis Holidays campsite. Hazy pale gold in colour with a thick white head. I assume it was hazy due to it being WELL chilled. Well hopped, with a subtle malty sweetness. Ok stuff, didn’t need to be that cold tho!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (602) - - JUL 4, 2016
Quite a nice one. IPA in the British style so not that hoppy. Clear and pale with a good head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
330ml bottle. No idea on appearance as drank straight from the bottle. Aroma is hops, grass and slightly chemical. Smooth carbonation, light citrus and hops. Quite weak but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3983) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle, pours deep brown with a thin head and aromas of fresh grapefruit and toasted demerara. Body is dry citrus and herbal bitterness over burnt caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Cask at SRAF 2010. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel and toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (193) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle BBE: 28 July 2016. Well-chilled. Significant gushing. Pours a copperish chestnut brown body with small-medium, creamy tan head. Low-medium intensity nose, but well-balanced between the hops and malt. Banoffee pie, citrus and spruce, with a hint of cat litter tray in there as well. Medium bitterness dominates a light sweetness, with real roasted character and a touch of oak in there too. Light-medium in body, with quite a dry, woody texture. Carbonation is low-medium and the finish is toasty and lingering. It’s a shame about the gushing, because this is a pretty good beer. It was perhaps over-chilled to fully appreciate the aromas, but it drinks well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Keg from Growler Beers - a 30th birthday gift. Clear amber body with a faint off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of copper, tea, earth and grass. Flavour of dusty hops, dirt and musty citrus. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A decent beer with a light, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is banana, cloves and slight citrus. Taste is fruity, slight orange and a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6440-20140703] Cask. Toasted cereal grains aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly hopped and toasted grains flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good balance, nice hops profile. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (1362) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
I was expecting more of a US style beer from its abv, but although a pale colour, it only has an Los style, british ipa type flavour. Thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2014-07-03. Crisp dark yellow body with a small white head 3+ Aroma is hoppy, lemon and straw. 6+ Flavour is fairly bitter, light citrus touches, very dry finish lingers. Average bodied palate, low carbonation. Mild but enjoyable. Cask at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore

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