Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stromness, Scotland


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Available in cask (described as "Cask Pilsner"), and in bottle ("Highland Pilsner"), this beer is a delicious straw-coloured session beer, dominated by crisp, fresh, citrus hop character from classic German "noble hops".
Brewed with a balance of best British Ale Malt and Lager Malt, this beer exhibits a pale straw colour. The aroma combines a zesty attack and an apricot fruitiness with the subtle floral hop notes of the Styrian Golding, Saaz and Hallertauer Hersbrucker hops.
Moderate levels of residual sweetness are balanced by a crisp, well-rounded bitterness to give a clean, refreshing mouthfeel in the best traditions of pilsners – pint after pint!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4440) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear bubbly light yellow body with a large creamy white head. Nose is citric peel, pale malts, sweet heather tones, lime and hints of bread and red berries in the back. Nice. Taste is bitter lemon zest, grapefruit, straw, pale malts and hints of resin and red fruits. Light body, medium to high carbonation. A fresh, easy-drinking and rather tasty golden ale which also packs a considerable bitter punch. Considering the low ABV, you get a lot of taste for your (ABV) bucks here. On top of its range, as far as I’m considered. But they could have had the honesty to name it for what it is, instead of the stupid "pilsner" thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (600) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Straw coloured beer with a strong grapefruit aroma and flavour. Finish is sour and hoppy. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1623) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
fruity and lightly malty.. very good hops and a very enjoyable mouth feel. Simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1084) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Slightly hazy straw, 2 finger frothy white head, some lacing. Citrus fruity aroma has also bit pine, caramel malt, bit czech touch. Light to medium body, crisp feel, dry anf slightly bitter, long bitter finish. Tasty and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Aroma is biscuity. Flavour is very hoppy with a background of biscuity malts. Excellent head retention with plenty of lacing. An excellent session beer at 3.9%ABV, plenty of flavour. Really good stuff from one of my favourite brewers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1630) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. 10/05/13, BBE 05/13. Pours a hale, slightly orangey yellow with a decent, billowy, white head. Leaves lacing quite nicely. Aroma is flowery. A field of flowers with some lemon thrown in. Taste is flowery with quite a bit of lemon. Some biscuity, pale malts. Aftertaste is dry with lemon. Light palate with not much carbonation. Really refreshing and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 200513. Amber with white head. Aroma of hay. Flavour with malt and some hop spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6896) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110121.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of grass, fruits and mild hops. Flavor of hay, hops, fruits and nutty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (640) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Crystal golden colour with a full thick whippy glossy white head which goes thle distance. Well balanced medium malty body with well integrated bitterness which may not be as clean as the best in it’s class but still deliversdrecent hop for the money. Easily the best Pilsner produced in Scotland at the moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a slightly cloudy yellow straw colour with a white frothy head and some broken lace. The aroma is fruity, but a little weak. The flavour is medium bitter, slightly buttery a little citrusy and ever so slightly sour on the palate. A highly drinkable pilsner and quite a find.

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