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


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RATINGS: 100   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle - Clear gold. White head. Medium carbonation. Citrus and floral hop flavours. Medium bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Bottled (BZ, BB 02/2011)
Slighly hazy yellow color, steady good white head, some lace. Odd aroma has rubber, hops and citrus. Light palate. Flavor has citrus, yeast, pale malts, light apricot fruityness. Light lingering bitterness in the finish. This could be a decent beer, but way too watery and light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10964) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2010
clear, slightly hazy yellow, smooth offwhite head. beautifully hopped, citrussy, flowery, a little pine and grapefruit. flavor is flowery, pretty bitter, bitterhoppy, aromatic, a little malty base. one of the very best beers i have tasted with a below 4% alc level, and a real gem of a british beer. superb session beer i’m sure. this half-litre sample will go down real quick for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4115) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2010
Pours clear golden with small white head, leaves nice lacing. Fruity, floral and malty aroma. Sweetish citric , crispy hoppy flavor. Crisp and fruity on palate. Finish is first acidy sour turning into bitter hoppy with long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4480) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2010
Flaske 0,33l kjøpt på Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Veldig lys gylden. Litt uklar. OK luftig skum som varer lenge og setter seg fast på glasset. Sterk aroma av sitrusfrukter. Herlig! Smaken er sammensatt fruktig med en fin tiltagende bitterhet som kulminerer i en litt tørr fruktig ettersmak. Litt vassen - men bevares: Veldig mye aroma og smak for et så svakt øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13896) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle at home. Clear straw golden - white head. Light malty, straw, hay, grainy, grassy, light wood notes, citrus, light zesty, light spruce, light light sweetness. High drinkability. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mkel07 (3824) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
500ml botle. Very light pale gold colour with an even layer of white foam. Very hazy and cloudy with a strong lemon aroma. Smells like a radler. Quite bitter and tart, leaving an unpleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of honey, fruit, flowery hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, flowery hops, and a bit of fruit, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berlinoise2go (632) - NORWAY - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle, 33cl, from Centra, Oslo. BB Feb 2010. Nice white head, reducing to a persistent lacing. Pale golden colour. Light floral hoppy aroma with citrus. The aroma continues nicely in the mouth, but suddenly all but disappears and leaves with a weak, dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
15th July 2008. ’Brewed from the purest highland water’. Surprisingly deep gold for it’s abv. Smooth and very mild malt gives way to a crisp bite in the finish with a little bitterness at the very end. Nice pilsner.

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