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Cairngorm Mountain Blue

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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Aviemore, Scotland

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh, sharp, refreshing golden ale. Using the best new generation hops, including the fantastic “Chinook”. It has a subtle malt background, intense hop flavours and a bitter, fruity, citrus finish.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (258) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at Camperdown place glasgow(wetherspoons) Pale yellow with light grainy nose,flavour is light hops with dry bitter finish ok but nothing special

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1056) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Pint, Glen Nevis lounge bar. A wee bit hazy, but pale straw, good white head. Has a good malt backbone, but it is the hops that are well to the fore, clean and refreshing citrus flavours abound, the 4.3% ABV puts it (just!) in the session category, I could easily quaff a few of these, very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
On tap @ the Royal Dunkeld Hotel. Pours a pale hazy colour with a decent head. the nose has flowers and a little lemon. The taste has lemon and grapefruit. The palate is light to medium in body and well balanced. Another example of why this style comes across well on cask.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Cask at CBI, London on 14th June 2013. Gold with thin white ring and no lacing. Rich, malty aroma with berries. Lightly hoppy in-mouth with exquisite woodsmoke and biscuit malt. Grassy finish with bitter notes and smokiness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a hazy golden colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of sweatsocks, bread dough and straw, quite yeasty, with a hint of butter and floral hops. flavour is heavy tobacco and herbal hops, slightly smoky, with a hint of butter, leather and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013
Cask @ JDW Elgin [090613]
Sharp zesty hoppy nose, taste of sharp lemon zest, grapefruit zest, touch of grass. Bitter zesty palate with some lingering bitterness. Yes...it’s better 3.2 > 3.6

Cask @ Mash Tun, Aberlour [180513]
Golden, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of light fruity citrus hops, light pale fruity malts
Taste of fairly bitter zesty hops, light pale fruits, getting a slight smoky note(?)
Palate - Light to medium body, soft oily texture. Finish is bitter, rather dry
Overall - I had Trade Winds earlier in the evening - some aspects of that I could taste in this. I’d like to try this again

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3317) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Cask @ The Henglers’ Circus JDW. Golden orange colour, decent head. Fruity biscuit resin aroma. Citrus fruit & resin flavour, orange aftertaste. Decent blonde beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
john1704 (26) - SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2012
Cask Last Post Paisley. Pours pale golden with tight white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, citrus and parsley. Apricots, raisin and pink grapefruit fill the mouth and remain there for several minutes. A fine example of what hopheads want from Cairngorm. Excellent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Far From The Madding Crowd Oxford. A golden beer with a bright white head. Unbelievably dry and very bitter. The aroma is fairly thin, but it’s the dryness which is crushingly obvious. No doubt over Chinooked. A bit of a struggle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a light golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of lemon citrus, pine and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite bitter and very tasty.


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