Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Scottish ales. A summer ale that has a pretty good flavour.
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity edge combined with a nice hop bitterness to create a good, well-balanced beer. Nice session beer.
KnutAlbert (6078) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint @ Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh airport.
Pleasant pint, full bodied, yet smooth - could be the sprinkler.
Flowers, honey, bittersweet finish.
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[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  200th rating
tkrjukoff (4057) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JohnRMurdoch (3278) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.