jmgreenuk (3252) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ration (1886) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
191212. Bottle at home Pours clear light golden with a frothy head. Aroma pilsner fresh hops, grass. Fresh hoppy taste. Low palate. Not Bad.
DrouthyNeebor (10) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle 3.9% ABV from Tesco.
Delicious and refreshing light pils with a hoppy bitterness, nice bite and lasting butterscotch/barley sugar aftertaste.
Along with Schiehallion and Black Isle Blonde, a real competitor for the Scottish lager crown.
Incidentally, my label was dark blue and had dropped the "highland". I’m assuming this is a subtle rebranding and not a seperate brew?
AshtonMcCobb (2045) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours golden and hazy with a nice head. The nose has citrus, probably lemon zest, and this is against a wheaten bread malt profile. The taste has more wheaten with lemon zest, then a nettley finish. The palate is light to medium in body and texture with a refreshing and persistent hop finish. Overall, a good beer which I would describe as more like a Golden Ale than a Pils in style.
GBZ59 (937) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Pinta. Notas de agt´11. Color pajizo pálido y brillante. Espuma blanca y algodonosa con buena retención. Lúpulos cítricos y florales en nariz. Gentil sabor amargo bien equilibrado por las maltas. Cuerpo medio. Los lúpulos en el intermedio aportan un final cítrico y un retrogusto de seco amargor. Refrescante y por encima de la media del Estilo.
500ml bottle. Pint glass. Notes dated on agt´11. Bright pale straw in color. White, rocky froth. Good retention. Floral & citrics hops to the nose. Gentle bitter flavor well balanced by malts. Medium body. Hops in the middle provide citric finish & dry bitterness on the aftertaste. Refreshing. Above medium average of the Style.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle. Hazy yellow color with a small white head. Fruity and citrusy aroma. Malt, grain, grass and citrusy hops in the flavor. Light-bodied, dry and slightly bitter finish.
laiti (4798) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 23.01.2011
Aroma is rather typical to golden ale with hops, grainy malt and hay. Flavour is hoppy with floral notes, some grain and hints of hay. A golden ale with pilsner twist.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Moderate malty aroma with notes of flowers. Small, white head. Fair lacing. Cloudy, yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor. Light to medium palate.
umazza (1) - - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nuts, roasty, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, creamy, flat, bitter,
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
7 Clean aromatic citrussy aroma, refreshing and uplifting. A little perfumey, but not in a negative way.
3 Pale amber, tight frothy head, settles to a few scummy patches and a ring. Plenty of lacing.
6 Pleasantly spicy-bitter taste, plenty of citrussy hop, but not unbalanced. Malts are a little thin, but it fits in with the pilsner feel.
3 Crisp refreshing palate, decent carbonation. Finish a bit thin.
12 Does have that ale-like feel to it, but because of th thinness it’s certainly got one foot firmly planted in the lager camp.