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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: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (285) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weefannybaws (105) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Asda. Deep red with light head. Aromas of toffee. Tastes of malt, with hints of fruit and hops. Surprisingly fizzy. Bitter aftertaste. A refreshing ale that would go well with crisps or nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Good feel in the mouth, refreshing. Nice balance of bitter flavours, slight licorice and a little sweetness. Nothing exciting here but its a drinkable beer and keeps a decent head. Sort of a heavy - stout mix.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark red colour with a small off white head. Very little aroma, maybe cereal and hops. A very pleasant taste maybe a little too much caramel in the flavour but only slightly. Nice beer, hard to beat it at £1.25 for 500ml (Asda).

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mighty_meadow (246) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Asda £1.25 Ruby red. Sweet. Toffee. Smooth. Creamy. Absolutely lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8385) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, würzig, Karamell. Geschmack mild röstmalzig, etwas Karamell, mild weiches Bier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours ruby, nose and taste are quite fruity, sweet toffee, floral.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (542) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Clear, red beer with with an off-white bubbly head. Aroma is malty and fruity. The flavour has the same fruit and malt elements as the smell, with a touch of caramel but I was also getting a very slight zesty, orange hint in the flavour and especially in the backtaste, which gives it a more refreshing edge. Quite pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tinylightsrecs (257) - - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Garden Centre Newcastle. Pours very dark Ruby colour, moderate creamy head. Touch of fruit/malt -body a bit watery

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (74) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
A great alternative to a draught bitter for those not able to stock it during the quiet Winter. The ale pours to a generous head and the first aromas are of sweet malt and bread yeast. The tastes are sweeter than expected from a pale ale and toasted and chocolate malt comes through. Nicely balanced with a hop bitterness that cannot be easily found in a bottle. Allows the consumption of a fair few in an evening without sticking to the palate. Carbonation is about right. Overall an enjoyable Scottish ale.


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