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Cairngorm Wildcat (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
500ml bottle at home - clear amber brown, lively off-white head, sweet, caramel aroma, non-existent lacing, caramel with a bit of fruit, high carbonation, nicely balanced

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
I actually saw one of these wild Highland cats in a field not far from Wick. Pretty cool - bigger than the average housecat. Light brown. Warm nutty nose. Quite nutty, sweet caramel finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (581) - - JAN 10, 2014
Carattere prevalentemente maltato, con poca fantasia. Luppolatura leggera, discretamente ricca ma poco incisiva. Questo gatto selvatico è in relatà un dolce e inoffensivo micetto.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Kokkens Vinhus, Glostrup. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, dried fruit and bready notes.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (435) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from Aldi a great high abv bitter deep Amber colour fruity flavour with toffee carmel base sweet palate but still nicely ballanced very tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Gordons Tearoom, Braemar. Pours clear dark amber with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of toffee malts, bread. Taste is moderate sweet , light burnt and roasted malts, smooth and medium bodied. Nice dry bitter end,herbal and spicy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a great high ABV bitter with some great hop notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber, with a large two finger white head. Aroma is thick with caramel, little bit of raisin. Taste is biscuity slight bitter Edge to the sweetness. Nice smooth mouthful,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle (£1.59 from Sainsburys):
Light on the nose with some earthly hops and nice, roasted malts along with a touch of sweetness and some light grain. This is rounded off with some bitterness and a touch of toffee too.
A deep copper colour that is clear and topped with a two fingers tall, foamy white head that settles in a nice, thick looking dome shape.
Pretty much like the aroma with some earthy malts and hops plus a bit of bitterness that compliments the sweet malts. It is more bitter towards the end with a sort of burnt caramel/toffee taste as well.
Medium with moderate carbonation and an almost creamy, bitter feel to the beer with a touch of grain and a dry finish.

This looked great but started to fade after that, it had a nice body and a good creamy palate but it was lacking in both taste and smell with the beer relying too much on the earthy malts and hops taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6103) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
500 ml bottle. L2053. BB 28/08/13. Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, Finland. Clear dark coppery brown colour with tiny light tan head. Wood, malt, nuts and dark fruits in aroma. Flavour is some raisin, dark fruits, some malt and mild hoppy bitterness. Not that interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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