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


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Clear copper colour with a medium dense tan head. Caramel and fruit aroma. Caramel, some bitterness. Some roasted malts. Not very bitter, but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9070) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5078) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6920) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9661) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at Inverness airport. It pours clear deep brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is toasty grain, brown bread, caramel and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, malt driven, toasty grain, brown bread, nut, wood and light caramel with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Well rounded and very drinkable malty beer.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8937) - Ottobrunn, 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

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