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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%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2534) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3010) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2013
500ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki)
Super malty aroma, and perhaps a bit yeasty. Dark roast in the taste. Palate is a littel watery, but not thin. Some yeastiness in the taste too. General feeling is that it’s a bit watery, but otherwise OK.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ERB92 (478) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Caramel, bread and hint of dried fruits and rubber in the aroma. Golden brown with a white head. Medium sweet and bitter. light to medium body with a soft carbonation. The finish is quite dry. Overall a nice bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Amber-brown, sweet caramel with an earthy, mushroomy finish. Good brown bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (222) - - JUN 2, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery shop. Frothy off white nose, good lacing. Body is a gorgeous dark amber with a hint of ruby. Nose is sweet and nutty. Flavour is more of the same, a little bitterness on the finish but it doesn't last long. Mouthfeel is a little thin, medium carbonation. Decent but lacks the depth of some of the other Cairngorm brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5667) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet malty chestnut.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (246) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Butelka 0,5l, dzięki Jacek. Kolor bursztynowy ciemny, piana pełna dobrze się trzyma. Aromat orzechowo-karmelowy. Smak słodki,karmelowy. Srednie nagazowanie, słaba goryczka. Dobre.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle, some carbonation when poured, a deep brown colour with a large fuffy beige head. Strong malty aroma with some hint of chocolate. Very rich on palate and caramal malt flavours. Agree with a lot of comments that it is too thin and has a little acidity. Still enkoyed the initial flavours, shame about the finish.


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