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

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RATINGS: 112   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
taito (2) - LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2004 does not count
THIS IS A REALLY EXCELLENT PINT AS SAMPLED IN THE JAMES YOUNG BATHGATE. VERY PALE APPEARANCE, LOVELY BITTER FLAVOUR, NICE HOPPY AROMA, AND AN EXCELLENT FLAVOUR. WENT DOWN A TREAT. HOPE TO SAMPLE MORE LATER!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Golden colour, moderate natural carbonation. Lovely INTENSE hoppy aroma - fruits (citrus), honey, flowers. Flavour is extremely pleasant and well balanced with a citrussy hoppiness throughout. One of the best session beers I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zexpe (39) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
One of the best Scottish ales. A summer ale that has a pretty good flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mr_h (2434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Cask by handpump at The Last Post, Paisley - this is a lovely very clear golden ale with a creamy white head and pleasant smooth fruity / taste, a lovely drink

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2411) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2006
Fumbling for superlatives...one of the most delectable specimens It’s been my pleasure to sample recently. Rarely re-order the same beer of an evening, but had to make an exception for this. Hazy straw settling into clear gold. Creamy white froth. Spicy hops, vanilla, honey, bread. Beautifully balanced ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 27 Sep 06. Clear golden colour. An extreme fruity aroma. Delicate fruity flavour with hints of orange. A spicy bitter finish. Excellent.

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   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy straw colour. Orangey nose with bready yeast behind. Dry, minerally and grassy. Freshly hoppy and slim bodied, soft and pleasant. Growing late bitterness with resiny undertones. Top stuff!


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