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


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5598) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Moderate malty aroma with notes of flowers. Small, white head. Fair lacing. Cloudy, yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor. Light to medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umazza (1) - - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
nuts, roasty, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, creamy, flat, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (2182) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2011
Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is malts with a hint of honey. Flavor is malts with some hops in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Aroma: Difficult to discern. Clean with faint lemon and grass notes.

Appearance: Light yellow, mild carbonation. Minimal head.

Taste: Refreshing and very drinkable. Not particularly complex.

Palate: Thin body.

Overall: A very moreish pilsner that I will buy again for its clean, refreshing taste. The perfect session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2011
50cl, Scottish brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty/fruity and slightly sour/floral, refreshing, balanced, clear, good head, simple brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmclusky (12) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle at home. Light straw colour, very clear with a smallish head that disappears quickly. Sweet aroma of grapefruit and noble hops. Refreshing sweet taste with plenty of citrus notes and a moderately hoppy finish. Decent pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5325) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2011
chiara buana schiuma piutto sto persitente naso delicato ma picevole un leggero citrico erbaceo lieve malto in bocca non molto corpo piuttosto secca erbacea discretamente amaro un tocco citrico

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