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

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unknown

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2009
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm:
Pours pale, somewhat hazy orange with a small, bubbly head. Hop and gooseberry aroma. Flavour is hops, gooseberries and loads of zesty grapefruit. Long , crisp bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 On tap in Lochailort - pours a medium orange colour. Flavour is sweet, and a little spicy, hoppy and dry, and very smooth. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Cask @ Blue Blazer, Edinburgh. Light to medium yellow. Light floral fruitiness, grassy. No clue what elderflower is. Kind of boring but nice drinkable session beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2009
Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh.
Pours clear golden with a slight greenish hue. Aroma has soft buttery notes, a touch of fresh elderflowers and sweet malts. Low carbonation, fine frothy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, some apple, a tiny touch of butter, the elderflowers are there, but not overpowering. Soft peppery and spicy bitterness. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Halfway House, 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BX.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, lime. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090408]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 1, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, medium off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops. Flavour: bitter fruity hops and sweet malts.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Gold with a healthy unsparkled head. Very hoppy for a scottish beer. Dry and fruity with a citrus edge. Plenty of juicy malt too. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
From cask at Oxford. Pours clear and golden orange with a diminished white head. Mild malty and slight fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity and slight phenolic and mild spiced hoppy. Mild finish with notes of dry wooden hops and mild spiced to solid bitter hops. Mild malt base.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Kingussie, Scotland. Cask, 250708. Golden with small head. Aroma of malt and lemon. Flavor of malt - some wheat - smoke and crisp from corn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Cask at Blackfriars Inverness. When I first tasted this I noted its crispness, with a good healthy amount of citrus flavours. Nice light gold appearance.


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