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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle at The Penguin Beer Bobbing/13 Beers of Halloween tasting. Deep clear ruby with a fine mushroom halo. Decent buttered malt loaf aroma. Fine malty refreshment with insinuating notes of caramel, fig and malt loaf. Bready, a bit buttery and good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 [3131-20100715] 500mL bottle. Not much aroma, a hint of grains. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Roasted bread crumbs flavour has a long roast throughout. Medium-full body. Nicely balanced, good grain profile. (5/4/7/3/14) 3.3
(From Grog Shop, Oxford, UK; w/ jerc)

[6437B-20140703] Bottle sample. Thick smokey peat aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Smoked peat and grainy malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. We were told this is the same beer as the Stag. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
Overheard: "In Scotland it would be a heavy, in England it would be a bitter."
Regarding Nessie: "We wouldn’t destroy the myth... It brings in too much money."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet malty chestnut.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6408) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear chestnut coloured with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is malty as well, dark roasted caramel, weak herbal hops in the finish. Ordinary, but good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Hazy amber colour with a big baige head. Sweet fruity malty aroma and taste. dry. Light body and a light dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
50cl, exclusive Scottish brewery, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty and slightly bitter/roasted, easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, simple brew

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
Malty aroma, maybe roasted. Taste is similar, maybe a watered down wildcat with a hint of heather.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Loch Ness, Scotland. Bottled, 250708. Dark Brown with small white head. Aroma: Caramel and raisins. Flavor of malt and dryness of roasted barley


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