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Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Aviemore, Scotland

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Pasteurised bottle only. Previously brewed under the Aviemore label.
NOTE: Only ratings for the Bottled version to be entered here. The Cask version has a separate listing.
The best beer baa none! An exceptional continental style beer with good body and refreshing aftertaste.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle shared with ClubGonzo. Is clear with a straw yellow color with a small off-white head. The aroma is slightly sweet with notes of hay, sweet candy and some pale malt and herbs in the end. The taste is very similar but has a higher proportion of spices. Mouth feel is a bit watery and bitterness is light. A little weak and boring golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
Biggish offwhite creamy lasting head. Clear golden body with carbonation. Floral fruity aroma with strawy earthy notes. Dry-sweet strawy earthy fruity taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish floral fruity aftertaste with smoky (?!) metallic notes. Nice, drinkable, interesting. Surprised by the smoke, but it does work. (0.5l bottle, Meny Strømmen Storsenter.)
Earlier Rating: 5/3/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Biggish shiny offwhite coarseish head. Amber body. Strawy floral aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweetish floral aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweetish floral strawy taste with dusty notes. Mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry buttery linoleum aftertaste ends in emptiness. Unusual finish, but a nice, drinkable, balanced beer otherwise. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com.)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (1974) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Meny Manglerud enjoyed at home
Funny name for a beer. It pours golden with a white head. Smells of grain, malts and some hops. Moderate sweet, some boiled vegetables, spices and malts. Medium bitter, some green hops. Not a very interesting beer at all. The beer contains alot of hops; sadly they are all bitter hops. A small dose of aroma hops would improve this i think

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mysan_brewing (58) - - APR 30, 2013
Smells sweet, almost like cotton candy with a hint of metal. Golden, clear color. Taste is almost missing, and the taste that is there is not anything special. A pilzner at best and I don't like pilzners... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
From bottle. Clear, dark golden color. Malty, pleasant aromas, with pilsner like malt quite dominant. Unpleasant, metallic aftertaste. It says "continental style beer" on the bottle, so they are probably trying for a pilsner like feel. If so, they succeed well, but not my cup of tea

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
On bottle from Meny Løren. Golden. Ole, good foam.some fruitiness in aromas, boiled vegetables- light citrus note. Light body & complexity . Some bitterness,. Ok beer

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
0.5l bottle. Nice label. This one pours a crystal clear golden colored body with a small bubbly just off-white top. Lot’s of grains and hay on the nose. Some green banana and thin caramel. Fair, but not a winner. It’s lively on the carbonation and somewhat watery on the mouthfeel. Oh, boy this did not taste any good at all. Extreme grainy with a soft sour-fruity dusty undertone. Some soft bitterness in the finish and really mouthdrying in the aftertaste. Not a particular good or refreshing beer, but I like label and the name. 20.02.2013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2820) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear golden yellow, bubbly off-white head, minimal aroma, pale malty, fruity, flavour, not strongly flavoured, high carbonation, refreshing
Earlier Rating: 2/10/2013 Total Score: 3.6
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, grassy, honey, resin aroma and flavour, no lacing, initial sweetness, prolonged fruity aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
500ml bottle from The Whisky Trail. Amber brown colour, big foamy head. Sour grassy citrus resin grain aroma. Cereal grain malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Somewhere between a bitter and golden ale. Not Cairngorm’s finest.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle from Peckhams. Tropical & citrus fruit aroma, slightly cloody amber gold colour. Flavour of biscuit & citrus fruits. Dry finish
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle from Peckhams. Tropical & citrus fruit aroma, slightly cloody amber gold colour. Flavour of biscuit & citrus fruits. Dry finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Not too interesting, tastes like an average pilsener to me. Aromas of hay, honey. Taste is sweet, with average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.


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