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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
Award winning new recipe. A light golden colour with a high proportion of wheat and corn giving it a clean fresh taste on top of which there is masses of hop, fruit and citrus flavours with elderflower on the nose.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotty (1052) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2007
Tried this last night in Staggs,Musselburgh.I was quite disappointed, lacked body and pretty much any flavour as well, looked good though. I recently had this from the bottle and rated it as follows...8/10 5/5 6/10 3/5 12/20, so I hoped for a good pint on draught. It’s not often I prefer bottled to draught but this is one of those times.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 a golden coloured ale, with a light fruity little citrusy nose, Quite bitter and grapefruity with a reasonably bitter linger; Tk2 Oxford Bar Edinburgh ... Light golden orange ... light fruity hop nose , sherbert foam front with nice balanced fruit citric hop. in near perfect condiditon 2.5->3.7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam shields the clear pale golden.
-Citrusy hops spruce up the gentle cereals.
-Honeyed cereals are balanced out by the citrusy, herbal hoppiness.
-The silky maltiness and relaxed carbonation form a lean-bodied blond ale.

What if you dig deeper?
-Balance is achieved by the flavor profile.
-It finishes with some cereal sweetness and whispering leafy, floral hops.
-Extremely drinkable, this blond ale didn’t spin my tongue around, but I did enjoy the smooth ride.

On cask at Cloister’s Bar, Edinburgh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Hop and bready malt aroma. Taste has honey malt and some pear. Complex and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Dark gold. Hoppy and perfumed in the scnet. Quite a thick beer, with a slightly sticky finish. Honey and floral/perfume aromas. Bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
Half pint on gravity served at room temperature and found well kept at The St Albans Beer Festival. Golden body with a low layer of foam. Aroma of citrus and red berries. Moderate fruitiness in taste with hints of strawberries, sweet caramel and malt. Lingering bitter end (27.09.2006).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4161) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 27 Sep 06. Clear golden colour. An extreme fruity aroma. Delicate fruity flavour with hints of orange. A spicy bitter finish. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
Cask. Light hazy golden colour with a small white head. Malty, light sweet aroma with a hoppy citric fruityness. Hoppy, citric and fruity flavor with a light dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2006
Fumbling for superlatives...one of the most delectable specimens It’s been my pleasure to sample recently. Rarely re-order the same beer of an evening, but had to make an exception for this. Hazy straw settling into clear gold. Creamy white froth. Spicy hops, vanilla, honey, bread. Beautifully balanced ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Floral hoppy citrus aroma with some hints of elderflower. Sweet malty fruity citrus flavor with elderflower. Dry fruity slightly bitter finish.


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