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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11113) - 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 (34222) - 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 (3961) - 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 (30689) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Tasting notes from 2003 Harbury beer festival. One of my favorites of the festival. Golden-Orange with then white head. Citrus, floral, and biscuit aroma notes. Citrus, sweet fruit, and balancing hop flavours. Fresh, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
On gravity at the Bristol Beer Festival 14/3/08. Golden coloured with a decent white head. Grainy malt, citrus and grassy hop aroma. Full mouth feel with plenty of fruit flavour and a long, dry finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 6th Feb 2008. Light amber appearance. Very fruity aroma with pear and pineapple notes particularly evident. Flavour is likewise very fruity, but with a nice hoppy bitterness at teh finish. Very good beer.
Re-rate at GBBF 08. Slight upward change in scores. A great ale.


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