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Cairngorm Howler

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Seasonal;
A malty red brown ale with roast malt flavours. A fruity blackcurrant hop finish with a hint of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2012
Cask @ Sunningdale Hotel, Elgin
Caramel brown...clear....dense white head with good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, dark caramel, soft dark fruits
Taste of dark caramel malts, bit of soft roasted malts, dark fruits, some hedgerow fruits, touch of christmas cake spices
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth. Finish as main flavour, the soft fruity malts and hint of spice comes through more.
Overall - I don’t see this very often, but it’s one of my favourite Cairngorm beers - should be available all year round

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4273) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
Cask @ The State Bar. Rich dark brown colour with a good head. Fruity malt aroma. Dry blackcurrant malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4645) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (18 May 12) - clear red/brown ale, creamy tan head, mild roasted malt, good temperature, woody, chocolate flavour, smooth, moderate carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Exjedi (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011 does not count
this beer danced all over my mouth, hoppy in places but not over the top, lot of citrus fruits more orange than anything else, nice creamy head, and boy does it satisfy your thirst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Clear copperish brown with a decent head. Malty aroma with plenty of dark fruit. On the palate, nice balance of bitterness and sweetness, good hit of bramble fruit with some citrus and spice. Interesting stuff, really very sessionable indeed [01042011] 400th rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask, Kings Head, Carlisle. Good example of a Scots heavy. Sweet, malty, dark, good sharp tang at the back of the throat, verging on the spicy side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbloguk (1) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009 does not count
A beautiful beautiful beer. Its a shame I have work tomorrow I could have drunk this all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5902) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Hazy reddish amber with a thick cream head that heavily laces the glass; citrus aroma; zingy in the mouth with orange fruit flavours and chewy roasted malts; fruity gently bitter finish. Very pleasant. One of the best of the JDW festival ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
Cask handpull at The Monk’s Retreat, JDW, Reading. Copper, slight haze, lasting beige head. Cascades really show through on aroma and then the fruity Willametter enhance and develop the malt, the finish is pure stinging blackcurrant Willamette. One ofthe better ones of the 50 festival beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2009
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes, in ’Spoons Real Ale Festival. Dark copper with a small white head. Sweet spicy hair oil hop aroma, but with something else. Mandarin perhaps? Ginger? An interesting aroma. Orange marmalade malt in the taste and a corky, grainy background. Mid bitter finish. I like this.

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