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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle.
A pleasant mahogany coloured best bitter, malt predominating, gives a satisfying fullness of flavour. A glass or two of "Nessie’s Monster Mash" is a must before seeking an audience with the monster. The legendary monster is a source of constant speculation and rumour as he watches from his lair deep in the dark and mysterious depths of majestic Loch Ness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
Bottled. Dark amber with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee, roast malts and berries. Flavours are fruity and toffee malts, quite sweet with an earthy, dry finish. A bit thin with bloating carbonation. Not too bad, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2004
Bottled. Deep amber coloured body, with a smooth, lacy white head, steadily fading. Vanilla and sweet malt aroma. Mature malt flavour with decent bitterness providing the required balance for the malts. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Bottled 500ml. Dark chestnut colour. Malty aroma, with a yeasty undertone, which is odd as this isn't a live product. Roasty malt on the palate. I get the coffee too. Not very bitter - in the Scottish style - by quite clean on the finish. Not sweet. Just a hint of a metallic tang in the aftertaste. Not bad at all for a non bottled-conditioned ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4241) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2004
Dark ale with a light head. Light bitter coffee aroma, and a light coffee flavour. Overall a good mature drink.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10171) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
Bottled, Pasteurised. Amber beer with frothy head. Heavily carbonated beer which was difficult to taste, so left it 30 mins, still carbonated! Some thick toffeish malt tasting overbrewed a little spice but no real character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2004
Bottle. Amber color, steady big frothy head. malt and licirice aroma and flavor. Just a hint of toast. Apple. Thin to medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
From the bottle this is good looking Scotch ale with a nice head,heavy on the malt as usual,but little else.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Pasteurised bottle (Tomintoul). Great name, shame about the beer. Grassy aroma from the co2. Brief malt flavour before the metallic notes come in and then proceed to slash my mouth to pieces until it tastes like jagged shards of tin covered in blood. Best before date is this month. Obviously at this extreme end of the shelf life this beer has completely packed in. [2.0]
Bottle (Cairngorm) BBE Jan 05. Big loose head. Caramel notes in aroma and flavour. Dark tones. Doesn't rock my boat.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barrymore (4) - Ipswich, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003 does not count
First tried on hols at Loch Ness. Good malty taste but also quite light and refreshing unlike alot of malty ales.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2002
Bottled. Reddish amber. Roasty and malt accented. Fruity finish with relatively low bitterness.


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