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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bansidhe (10) - Perth, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2006
Cask @ The Counting House in Glasgow. Strong malt flavours, nice and dark but very drinkable considering the alcohol %. Aftertaste reminded me of candyfloss. The first cairngorm beer I’ve tried.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Bright bottled from cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs beer Festival, 2006. Drunk on the train on the way back to London. Attractive, burnished bronze colour. Unfortunately, there’s a massive butterscotch whack in the aroma, which obscures pretty much everything else. Better on the palate, with plenty of dark, chewy malt and touches of caramel. Ends up distinctly dry. Shame about the diacetyl.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 03/05/2001 Dark coloured and malty. Caramel flavour in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2005
Wallington Fest. One of the few beers not served in perfect condition. A softly malty and nutty brew with muted hops lingering dull and stale in the finish. Presents as being a little light for a 5.1% beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Cool!, as the Old JOck, but a little softer, very high alcohol. Your tongue ca feel it, and that apple rotten you can sense also. It is like a fruit beer but, of course, it is not.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. An amber to mid brown coloured beer. The aroma is malty and oaky but a little on the thin side. The taste is fruity and a tad warming. There is maybe a little pear and vanilla hidden in there. An interesting and tasty beer. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.3. Score unaltered

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
One of the few ales that is easily drinkable and is regularly in. Probably the best of the cairngorm beers, malty with slight hoppiness in it. Good for a session. Weatherspoons as usual.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 [cask from kirky puffer] poura a deep red/brown with a moderate, lasting head. Nose is malty with some caramel and toffee notes, malty with some roasted notes. decent body, sweet, but with a hoppy bite in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2004
Cask@The Brewery tap, Wimbledon, London. Pretty decent bitter. Slight butter toffee flavour. Some appleskin (green apple), slightly woody, slightly roasted malts, lightly honeyed, pretty decent pint.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Charlbury Beer Festival. Brown amber beer with short head. Very decent stronger beer a good hop and malt balance, richly roasted with a complex bitter finish.


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