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


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 (1083) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (478) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, 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 (7059) - 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 (753) - 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 (8423) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
15th July 2014
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Light malts, dry and thin. Sharp pithy grapefruit and orange marmalade hops, fairly bitter. Light dry finish with a moderate bitter linger. Not bad but a bit dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Cask. Golden. Quite hoppy, spicy, earthy crackery malts. Tons of butterness. Really nice. Refreshing, long bitter finish. Freshness matters with this one - at the brewery it was poppin’ but at the JDW in Inverness it was less compelling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ Teuchters, Edinburgh. Appearance - dark side of golden. Nose - some toffee but more of a malt to biscuit finish. Taste - toffee and pine. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - solid cask ale. Whoever loaded this onto Ratebeer has made the fine observation that this is a Premium Bitter rather than the IPA that is in its title.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2013
cask at SRAF ... yellow ... thin white head .. soft light fruity ... yeasty nose ... soft dry lemon zezt ... bitter linger.
Earlier Rating: 6/8/2008 Total Score: 3.6
Cask at aberdeen Beer festival ... Orange ... fruity hop ... sweet fruity hop flavour with a little orange peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6346) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at the Brewery. Pours clear light golden with a small white head. Aroma of nutty malts, some hops as well. Taste is strong resiny bitter with a touch of butterscotch, dry resiny lingering fnish.

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