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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2006) Flowery aroma, like a good wheat beerís fingerprint. Also with some citrus. Very well balanced, good across the board.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (2989) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
Cask @ Warrington Oktoberfest. Blonde coloured ale. Fresh, fruity aroma. Great balance of fruitiness and grains results in a smooth easy drinking beer that has fruit mixed in with the delicate hop flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6045) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Pale orange, almost brass colour with brief white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and toffee. Fruity taste with citrus, hints of grapefruit, apricots, toffee and delicate citrussy hops in the finish. Balanced and easy to drink. Tasty session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2007
(cask - Coastguard, St. Margarets Bay) amber with floral hops aroma. Nice flavor of mild hops and malt. Iíd call it a bitter myself.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2007
On cask in Edinburgh. Golden in colour with a light foamy head. Thank god for no sparklers. Aroma is of florally hops, cherios, and perfumy. Taste is of similarly floral with citrus and caramel and pale malts. Goes very nicely with kullen skint? (haddock,cream and potato soup). Not spicy enough fro myself but still pleasant

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10133) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
I have tasted this on draught in Scotland, where I fell in love with it - and from bottle at home, where it lost itís magic... The color is amber and the head is creamy and nice. Itís a refreshing beer with lots of fruit, elder flower and a hint of caramel and quite a bit of citrus. Itís uncomplicated, easy to drink, refreshing and nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10023) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 07. Yellow gold with white head. There is a touch of honey in a sweetish start, swiftly caught by a lemon hop. Thin on the palate with a sharp tartish, perumed character. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotty (1047) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2007
Tried this last night in Staggs,Musselburgh.I was quite disappointed, lacked body and pretty much any flavour as well, looked good though. I recently had this from the bottle and rated it as follows...8/10 5/5 6/10 3/5 12/20, so I hoped for a good pint on draught. Itís not often I prefer bottled to draught but this is one of those times.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 a golden coloured ale, with a light fruity little citrusy nose, Quite bitter and grapefruity with a reasonably bitter linger; Tk2 Oxford Bar Edinburgh ... Light golden orange ... light fruity hop nose , sherbert foam front with nice balanced fruit citric hop. in near perfect condiditon 2.5->3.7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam shields the clear pale golden.
-Citrusy hops spruce up the gentle cereals.
-Honeyed cereals are balanced out by the citrusy, herbal hoppiness.
-The silky maltiness and relaxed carbonation form a lean-bodied blond ale.

What if you dig deeper?
-Balance is achieved by the flavor profile.
-It finishes with some cereal sweetness and whispering leafy, floral hops.
-Extremely drinkable, this blond ale didnít spin my tongue around, but I did enjoy the smooth ride.

On cask at Cloisterís Bar, Edinburgh.


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