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


on tap


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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Only had this beer once, but I really enjoyed it - will look after it again.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Best pint of Wildcat to be had in Glasgow was found in Tennents Bar - but sadly this is no longer the case! This is a review from here in September 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany red in colour with a thick creamy buff head. Strong aroma of buttery highland toffee long in intensity - similar to the "Caley" 80/ aroma but much more powerful. Rich robust creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malts give a rich juicy maltloaf base of raisins, dates, molasses and soft highland toffee notes. There is a vague hint of hop resins in the short aftertaste but this is soon lost as malt returns in the long sweet finish. A popular beer from the Cairngorm portfolio and a regular in some of the Scottish JDW outlets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (747) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 28, 2013
Red clear, minimal head non persistant. Taste, bitter and sweet Woody, malty Very drinkable bitter ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2008
Cask at Winstons ... Ruby ... sweet caramel nose ... good malt fruity with lots of toffeee and some hops in linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4698) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2008
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Chestnut with a dense cream head; syrupy malt aroma; lots of earthy malt flavours with some roasted nuts and some sour blackberry fruit; deeply bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10738) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1136) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (270) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2009
Cask - JDW, Canterbury. A dark mahogany with a fine beige head that never completely disappeared, leaving a layer thick enough for a fair lacing. Quite vinuous on the nose, also with red berries and roasted malt. Coffee, caramel and plummy red berry flavours with a dry roasted malt and alcohol finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel with a lasting dry bitterness and a mild throat warming sensation.

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