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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ The King’s Highway JDW
Straw colour, clear, white frothy head.
Aroma - floral, bit perfumy, citrus hops, hint of spice.
Taste - flora, aromatic, light sweet malt, citrus hops, hint of tropical fruits.
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium texture. Finish a little dry, like taste but not overpowering.
Overall - A good quaffable golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
First tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thick white head. Fresh lemon peel in the strong citric aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a tart grapefruit flavour with hints of lemon and lime. Bitter hop resins present in the long,dry aftertaste and combine well with the citric malt. Finish is slightly dry with lemon drop sweetness. An excellent summer session blond ale and worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2011
Pint at Cloisters. Pale clear gold. Floral nose. Completely flat. Nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 29, 2011
Golden-amber beer with thick fluffy white head. Lemony aroma. Initial bitterness and medium bodied. Subtle breadiness and citrus finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1319) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Pint at the Monks Retreat in Reading. Pale brown and clear, no gas, little head. No real aroma, hence 5/10. Nice, bitter and slightly sweet beer, got a little something to it. Aftertaste is a bit tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Cask at the Victoria station Wetherspoons. Hazy amber with a tight cream head; elderflower aroma; quite full-bodied with grainy flavour and some citrus; then a slightly cloying sour grain finish. Not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2011
House cask at Cloisters. Been a while since I’ve had this one so thought I would give it a go after a heavy whiskey tasting a Big Steve’s. Pours a golden colour with a medium white head. Lots of elderflower aroma with some sweet malt in there. Elderflower flavour really works with lingering bitterness and a dry finish. A little thin but, otherwise, OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
One of the best Scottish ales. A summer ale that has a pretty good flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Cask at The Old Thameside Inn near London Bridge. Pours hazy gold with a foamy/frothy/creamy white head. Light fruit and citrus aromas. Refreshing. Mostly citrus flavor over mild malt. Finishes nicely bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Re-rating on cask @ Portcullis, Stirling. This showed well on this occasion with a more balanced palate and overall more enjoyment. Previous rating on 17/05/12 - 7+3+6+2+11 = 2,9 Tap @ Caley Sample Room. Pours golden orange, a few bubbles and good head. The nose is tight but there is some grapefruit pith and some pine. The taste is creamy and mildly floral. The palate is decently structured at the start but the texture is watery and the finish fades quickly. Overal a good session beer but it doesn’t live up to the initial nose. Drinkable!

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