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


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask; Regular.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Looks amazing. Ruby red colour, foamy white head. Thatís as far as it goes. Aroma is a soapy, maybe some hops, not a whole lot going on. Flavour is sweet, very malty, cereals, cornflakes, dark fruit, a bit salty, not amazing. Texture is creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Nice sweet toffee taste. Very smooth, creamy. Some fruit and slight spice finish. Could have a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
Cask (Tivoli (JDW), Cambridge)
Slightly creamy aroma, muted by sparkler. Bready taste. Smooth palate, carbonation low. Does have a touch of diacetyl, but only at a level where I donít find it a problem at all. Real glider - this was breakfast, the day after a beer festival day, and I didnít have to fight this at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (5383) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Cask, moon under water. Amber colour short lived thin white head. Caramel toffee nose with a little vinegar. Flavour is caramel earthy little germ apple. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1188) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask. Beautiful, dark amber colour, thick foaming, head. Fudge/butterscotch nose, red berries (raspberry), slight toastedness and some herbal hops. Medium sweet malt flavor with dark caramel, some sour yeasty sourness, medium bitterness in the finish. Soft, smooth, medium body with sticky bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5636) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
Copper colour with a creamy off white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Medium body and soft carbonation. A bit grassy flavour with caramel malt and light fruity notes.
[Cask at The Fullartons in Troon, Scotland]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3951) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is copper with white brownish head. Aromas and flavours are grass, sweetness, malts and bread. Strange alcohol in taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2012
I really wasnít keen on this one. A nice-looking pint with a decent head, but I found the first taste too sickly-sweet and then itís an almost burnt aftertaste which was far too bitter. Rather than offering balance it just meant there were two flavours I wasnít very keen on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
Subtle wood aromas, nice and smooth, with less than obvious chocolate and caramel flavourings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
Cask at the Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. A dark copper in the glass with a thin creamy off-white head. A lively aroma of dark fruits, particularly dates and prunes with a sweet maltiness. On the palate the ESB robustness and fuller body shows. There is caramel smoothness, bitter burnt sugar, raisin and prune flavours balancing each other delightfully in the taste. A dry, fruity, caramel/malty aftertaste makes for a very more- ish premium bitter.

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