ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
4.5% cold colour with a good head, caramel aroma and smooth caramel taste, good stuff.
Holmen2 (646) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
allmyvinyl (2797) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
VastActiv (2542) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
AshtonMcCobb (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
stravale (2038) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness 071212
Golden amber, clear, thin dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - pale caramel malts
Taste - pale caramel malts, spicy hops, cereal malts, sweet honey malts, some butterscotch
Palate - medium body, oily texture. Finish - fairly dryish, bitterish spicy hop with sweet honey malts
Overall - It isn’t one of my favourites from Cairngorm but it’s not bad...certainly above average
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask at Black Door, 20121025) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grain, white bread, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A bit musty overall impression and the flavour I taste as white bread was not fitting here. Good aroma.