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

bottled
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Note. Only ratings for the pasteurized bottled version should go here. There is separate entry for the cask version


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaziopiwosz (360) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - OCT 3, 2012
Some citrus nutes in taste, bitter palate, somewhat watery. White foam. Dark-golden colour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
500ml bottle - a clear golden (almost lager-like appearance) with a white head, Faint nose of hops and grass, a bit of carbonation and a bitter after taste. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
The head is ok. It smells, malty. The first taste is a bit citrus, then it is low aromatic, but a bit malty. Could be more flavour 11/10/9/9/12/9

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
I wasnt too wild for this one, quite a strong citrus aroma, soft tasting but quite bitter, dry and all round rough experience... This is a good brewery but this particular beer is one I am not keen on from them.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
A clear pale yellow with a decent head that lasts. The aroma is a fresh floral hops. Tastes are a light dry bitterness with some sweet maltness.Rather pleasant as a session ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1587) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Aroma: Fresh lemon and grapefruit. Grassy scent.

Appearance: Clear golden body. Small, lasting white head. Very lively carbonation. Slight lacing.

Taste: Very sharp, citrusy taste. Dry, woody finish.

Palate: Light, watery texture. Fizzy carbonation.

Overall: Ugly packaging, beautiful beer. Crisp, light and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
AROMA: grapefruit, citrus fruits APPEARANCE: pale, clear, minimal head, TASTE: lightly bitter, lightly sour, PALATE: light body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter OVERALL: not special, taste is ok.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1010) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle (500ml):
A great fruity smell to begin with along with some strong hops and there is a very noticeable elderflower aroma, background notes of pine too.
Crystal clear, golden amber with a large and foamy head & some nice lacing.
Some elderflower from the nose along with a background wheat taste and some hops and pine. I could also detect some good fruity flavours and citrus towards the end. A good tasting beer.
Light to medium bodied and as expected this one is smooth with moderate carbonation and has a crisp, bitter finish.

This beer has been one of the best, if not the best of this style of beer I have reviewed thus far. It has been a very pleasant surprise and a great drinking experience thus far. Certainly a beer I will try to pick up again in the future, and for once a beer that I might have to actively seek out on cask.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
50cl, exclusive Scottish brew, with elderflowers, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty/floral and slightly fruity/bitter, easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, simple brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
A stalwart in my cellar, floral grassy aromas with a clear golden appearance. Lemons and assorted citrus flavours with a lingering bitterness, nicely balanced. An all time favourite.


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