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

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RATINGS: 91   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
[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.
(From Grog Shop, Oxford, UK; w/ jerc)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2010-07-15. Dark amber brown body with a nice creamy beige head and light lace. Flavour is lightly bitter over a maltier base, dusty toasty malt, mild citrus touches. 6+ Mild aroma, light hops over dusty dry malt. 6+ Average bodied palate. Tastes a bit like an English bitter blended with a mild or brown ale. Enjoyable but milder than expected. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and eventually reveals a spotty lace on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and pleasant flowery hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some toasted cereal grains and a prominant hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full flavored with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Nice English bitter and recommended for any bitter lovers out there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5464) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8200) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
500ml bottle, trade with JohnRMurdoch. Frothy, beige, bubbly head. Clear mahogany coloured body. Laces nicely. Good looking, indeed. Slightly roasted malts on the nose, mid-sweet. Malt-accented taste with nuts and caramel followed by dried fruity, bitter ending. A fine version of the style (hotel room, Edinburgh 10.08.2013).

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2006
Dark brown with a beige head. Quite a faint malt aroma, so the strong, sweet, smokey malt taste is a surprise. Too much fizz. Slight bitterness, but the sweet malt lingers

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Clear orangey brown with a small rough off-white head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt and a little overripe fruit. Medium-bodied, nutty accents and roasted malt. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 070209

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2010
(bottle) Clear, ruby brown colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Slightly sweet toasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, nuts and fruity and spicy hops. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light with a medium carbonation. Toasty malty base with caramel, berry-fruits and slightly herbal and spicy hops; moderately dry and bitter hoppy finish with a rounded malty touch. 01.I.10

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle from Fanø. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops and fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2318) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Brought back for me by a friend (who lived a while in Scotland) and rated May 2009. Pours a clean orange-brown colour with a foamy beige head that is short lived. Lacing is pretty good and big bubbles are stuck all around the glass. The nose is on the malty side, with some light roasted malt, some caramel, mild fruit and a little wine. The mouthfeel is like it came out of a cask (as this beer is available in a cask). The taste is pretty smooth with the same found in the aromas, with caramel and notes of roasted malt. The aftertaste is a little nutty too. Quite a refreshing bitter that is not too punchy, but well-balanced.


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