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

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common

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


4.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10907) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1292) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Fruity edge combined with a nice hop bitterness to create a good, well-balanced beer. Nice session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2010
Pint @ Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh airport. Pleasant pint, full bodied, yet smooth - could be the sprinkler. Flowers, honey, bittersweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Gravity cask at the Pembury Tavern. Pours clear yellow with no head. Honey malt nose with light, citrus hops. Flavor holds moderate sweetness, with some rigid malts, wood, grass and subtle fruits in the bitterness. Light bodied with almost no carbonation. The finish has a dirty, grassy bitterness to it with little sweetness. So so.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
[cask at the Blue Blazer, Edinburgh] Cairngorm’s flagship beer, Trade Winds outsells all of their other beers several times over. The simple reason for this is that it’s fantastic - Perle hops combine with dried elderflower to give tremendously fruity, almost tropical flavours. Extremely well-balanced aftertaste – slight fruity sweetness mixing with the hop bitterness. Some people look down on cask ‘session beer’ as being unadventurous and without merit. It’s their loss [23042010] 200th rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2010
Tap @ The Victoria. Pours clear light amber with small white head. Slightly sweet and hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweetish, malty and nicely hoppy. Acidy lean, flat on palate. Finishes floral sweet turning into a nice long lived bitter bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3240) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Cask @ The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh. Tropical fruit & malt aroma. Golden amber colour. Citrus fruit & malt flavour with bitter aftertaste. Not as good as I remember it. Perhaps my palate has changed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 Pale copper-amber with ok head. Caramel aroma and butter emerges late. Early it has nice mildly toasted blonde malts. Sweetish and doughy middle with a slightly oily palate. Soft with herbal hops in the finish. Finishes dry. Boring but balanced. Too much diacetyl for my personal taste but it is integrated well.


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