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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Previously brewed under the Aviemore label.
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The best beer baa none! An exceptional continental style beer with good body and refreshing aftertaste.

ralphdot's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (1034) - Billingham, Durham, - AUG 27, 2012
4.5% cold colour with a good head, caramel aroma and smooth caramel taste, good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (75) - - APR 10, 2015
Cask at the Hilton near Aviemore. Quite decent session ale with a lightish taste...could change the name though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask at foot of the walk, as Cairngorm gold. Pours golden, nose and taste are fruity, honey, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2014
on cask at the halfaway house in edinburgh, many moons ago. clear golden with a faint but lasting head; aroma of butterscoth, faintly honeyed; low bitterness and hop character in general but reasonably drinkable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen2 (2872) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Cloudy golden with large and persistent white head. Small aroma of lime zest. Lemon marmelade, lemon squash and grass in taste and short aftertaste. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Cask (Standing Order JDW, Southampton) - As Cairngorm Gold. Amber in colour. Biscuity malt, caramel and apricot in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with biscuity malt, toffee and a hint of lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
As Cairngorm Gold. Poured bright golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus and lightly bitter hops. Light body, flavour is much as the aroma, lemon and grass, light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Cask at The White Lady, JDW, Edinburgh. pours a nice clear golden amber, thick white head. Some good citrus hop aromas, alongside caramel. Taste has more of the same. Decent supping ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Cask at CBI, London on 15th June 2013. Gold with thin white lacing foam. Rich malt, earthy aroma with pungent spiciness. Grass and floral hop meets rich biscuit malt. Citric notes develop and last into tangy finish on a zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Cask at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 28042012. Colour is clear golden with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2013 Total Score: 2.8
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 05052012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, honey and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
On cask @ The Portcullis, Stirling. Pours a cloudy light amber in colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose is a combination of the oatmeal aromas from the malt and a lemon citrus note from the hops. There’s more of the same on the taste with perhaps something floral going on too.The palate is medium bodied with a lovely creamy texture and a clean finish. Overall, incredibly drinkable.

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