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Cairngorm Wildcat (Bottle)

Brewed by Cairngorm
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Aviemore, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottle.
"A smooth, deep amber coloured ale with a complex malt, fruit and hop flavour. Strong and distinctive like the powerful sleek Scottish Wildcat it is named after."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (911) - - OCT 15, 2015
Dark amber warm appearance. Slight metallic aroma and taste but Always tastes nicer when it's bought for you as a present by a great friend :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (341) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear coppery colour with a thin white head. Toffee aroma, caramel flavour and a surprisingly bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackadutton (65) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours clear chestnut/toffee brown with red tints and a two-three finger off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, malt and some toffee. Taste is moderately sweet with a nice bitterness with caramel bready malt and toffee notes. Enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (166) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle BBE: 28 Jul 2016. Cellar temp. Pours a clear, reddish chestnut brown body with small, tight, creamy tan head. The nose is malt-forward, medium-low intensity, with doughy granary loaf, flour and a hint of coffee. A medium-high toffee sweetness dominates on the tongue, with just a slight, subtle underlying bitterness. Full-medium bodied with a smooth texture, medium-low carbonation and a slightly cloying aftertaste. Not a bad offering from Cairngorm, but too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foerdifuxx (82) - Franconia, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2015
When poured into glas, the dark amber to hazelnut coloured beer produces a big, longlasting, off-white to brown head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel, raisins, plums and roast malt all together with a slightly alcoholic touch, almost ester-like. The taste ist overall a bit waterish. Now herbal and floral hops, wheat and a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 18, 2015
Kind of a generic beer: aromas are toffee, floral and some fruit but nothing distinctive. Flavour is the same. Some sweetness, mouthfeel is a bit watery. OK session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chinchill (3346) - South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2015
500 ml brown bottle with a BB date stamp of 28 Jan. 2016. Consumed at the end of April 2015 in Largoward, Scotland. Dark red-brown body has a decent head and leaves sticky lacing. Unusual floral-spicy aroma. The flavor is also unexpected, suggesting wild yeast or bacteria in Wildcat. Complex, floral-fruity-spicy, but challenging flavor. No indication of this on the label’s deScription, so this may be a contaminated bottle. This seems most likely in the aftertaste, but this may just be a somewhat unfortunate mix of earthy-spicy hops. It is drinkable. O: disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
* Bottle. Pours clear, red/amber, with a white head. * Aroma is malty & fruity. * Palate is medium, very high carbonation, fine bubbles. * Taste is fruit, malt, caramel. * Finish is orange & very drying. * Amber ale, fruit, very dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mahkus (86) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from supermarket. Slightly fruity aroma. Nice colour. Sour taste and dry on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (322) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Deep red. Faint head. Little thin perhaps? Fruit to the fore. Mmmm what fruit? Yhink red berries , scottish gorse flavour etc. Ok. Nothing not to like and would take again. On other hand not special.

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