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Cairngorm Trade Winds (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Note. Only ratings for the pasteurized bottled version should go here. There is separate entry for the cask version

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thomas_W1 (135) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Goldgelb mit kräftigem feinporigem Schaum; sehr frische Nase mit angenehmer Bitterkeit, Grapefruitaromen und Orangenzest; im Körper süße Bitterkeit, kräftige Hopfennoten, Grapefruit und Orangenzest

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Very similar to other Cairngorm beers in the range with golden colour and a clean pure white head. Light on the hops and clean but certainly nothing very challenging or memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2015
* Bottle. Pours cloudy golden, with a white head. * Aroma is floral, elderflower. * Palate is light body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is clean, fresh, hop, fruit & citrus. * Finish is moist & refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (166) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle BBE: 28 Dec 2015. Well-chilled. Pours a clear amber, with a moderate white head that’s patchy when receded. Bright aroma of lemon zest and elderflower. Quite bready/yeasty with a hint of butyric. Very light sweetness and a light-medium bitterness. Balanced yet interesting. Fullish body attributable to wheat content, giving a coarse texture. Lively on the tongue with a medium-length finish. Wheat is the star here in a sessionable ale that stands out from the crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (86) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Very little head. Golden orange colour. Nice hoppy aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from Croydon Whistle Stop. It pours clear golden with a thick white head. The nose is big floral notes, sweet elderflower and candied citrus. The taste is crisp, bitter-sweet, smooth, elderflower cordial, citrus peel and toasty grain with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. No complaints here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - green stalky plus lemon/lime zest. A bit floral. Taste - more lemon and lime zest with a light malty backdrop. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - nice balanced session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
500ml bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Aromas of lemon, light malt. Taste is floral hop bitter, more citrus, light malt. Better than I was expecting to be honest!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, malt. Flavour is fruit, citrus, floral, malt, hop. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (5319) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear pale golden body with a medium sized white head. Rather weak in aroma with some citric fruit and a floral touch. Flavor is light, soft, pale malt, slightly citric fruity, hint of flowers and light bitterness. Medium body and short in aftertaste. Drinkable, no faults but rather palin and one-dimensional. One of these beers that make me bored before finishing the bottle and decides to open something else meanwhile and then finishing it later just to have it done whiteout pouring an expensive bottle down the drain. Still nothing really wrong with it.

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