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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Clear dark brown with massive head. Grassy toffee malt aroma. Mild treacle toffee flavour. A bit harsh on palate. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3053) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
On bottle from Meny Oslo City. Copper colored, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, ok balance. Enjoyable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and toffee, faint roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and toffee, faint roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel, and some roasted malt. Caramel sweetish bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Bottled 50cl. Malt dominated with hints of apple and raisin. Diacetyl showing up. Spotty lacework. Not my kind of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2825) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear amber brown, thin bubbly white head, weak malty aroma, fruity, nutty malt flavour, slight metallic taste, bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2696) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
50cl bottle from Meny Grønland. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some toasty notes, dried fruits, caramel and hints of hops. Medium sweet and malty with a mild bitterness in the finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Quite ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2597) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
5 May 2011, bottle. amber, clear w/ steady bubble and a foamy tan head. nose is a slightly yeasty, nutty malt. med body and slightly fizzy. Actually a decent amber ale. has a bit of a woody element that is a bit drying w/ some bitterness that doesn’t have any real hop flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2500) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
50cl bottle from Glen Moray distillery shop. Pours a very dark amber with a nice head. The nose has fruit cake and hints of ginger. The taste has fruit loaf which turns into ginger bread in the finish. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean and quite bitter finish. Overall, a well made ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2492) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Clear Amber with a medium head. Aroma is a fruity malt, towards wine. Dry malty flavour with some fruity and light hop. Finish is dry sweet

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2386) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
Notes are vague on this one. Tried it from the bottle and on cask at the same café in Inverness (rare, but a bonus!). Pours a sparkling, ruby chestnut with light carbonation and adorned by a thin white pad that held on tight. There is a little heather and kelp underlying its soft, woody malt and burnt toffee nose. It’s prickly in the mouth, possibly a bit too charged but this was all sorted out after a few quick swirls of the glass. A lingering puff of peat smoke joins some rough, woody and roasted malts on the palate. Sharp, raspy-bitter hops come in on the very brink of swallowing and it finishes off woody and dry. It’s a little all over the place but agreeable enough to quash the thirst. Not bad, but better from the cask. (50cL, 28/05/07, on the riverside, Inverness, Scotland)


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