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


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (4142) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Starting with the end: This beer ain’t no Golden / Blond Ale, it is definitely more a Bitter than anything else and therefore I’ll see it in this style. Pours out very nice - cloudy, deep golden colour with low head and flat body. Nose is disappointing of light, bitter hops and light barley. The taste is -unexpected to this score- quite watery and without any deepness. Bitter hops, grass, citrus, light acid. Quite dry overall. There is a light unwelcoming metallic finish. It might be refreshing when it is really hot, but overall just too watery and untasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4128) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapos. Very interesting piwo starting off with a hoppy and citrus aroma combined with some vanilla. Sweetish in the middle with a really tough, more unpleasant, bitter end. Unusual and unbalanced. I am not really sure about that one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Ljust gyllengul öl med ett lätt vitt skum. Doften är blommig med fläder och lite citrus och en lätt maltighet. Det samma återkommer i smaken på en lättdrucken och god sommaröl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (284) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Yellow with OK head. Nice citrus flavour combined with the hops. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
Clear, pale yellow body with a white, somewhat creamy head that reduces to a very thin but long lasting layer quite quickly. A nice curtain of foam is sticking to the glass when empty. Rather strong and very sweet aroma that is dominated by sweet fruits. The flavours are a bit more interesting and complex, and I get citric and floral notes in addition to the sweet fruits. The taste is light sweet, there are hints of acidity and the moderate bitter finish has a sharp feel, almost like dandelion sap. That latter might be the elderflower, but I’m more familiar with dandelion (this probably says more about my gardening skills than my sense of taste). The body is quite light and dry and has a moderate to soft carbonation. Fair enough.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Meny Alna, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11173) - DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus and a little elderflower. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little citrus, little caramel, little bitter and elderflower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus and elderflowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190713

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3283) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
50cl bottle. Pale golden color, quite frothy white head. Aroma has floral, grainy, hay notes. Flavor similar, fruity, floral, light hoppyness. Light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1658) - FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
A light yellow beer with an only weak and white head. The nose is biscuity, some malts, lemon and grass, some fruits. Taste is quite dry, biscuity, medium bitterness that is citrusfruity, the end is slightly musty. Light+ bodied, fresh and easy to drink. Quite typical Golden Ale, biscuits and citrus fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5699) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Nurmo, BBE 28.05.2014
Aroma is sweetish with honey, hay, some grapefruit and grainy notes. Flavour is hoppy with grapefruit, some sweetish grainy notes and hints of hay. Finishes a bit unpleasant feeling of warm pale lager. Nice golden anyway.

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