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

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common

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unknown

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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!


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is dry, floral, malt. Flavour is dry, hop, malt, citrus. Bitter finish, medium body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2009
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a dense medium-sized foamy white head. Delicately sweet pale malty aroma with distinctive notes of citrus/lemon and woody also slightly herbal hops. Bitter flavour with a tinge of acidity, light but never flat bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dry hops character with fruity and woody elements, lingering into the dry, moderately bitter and fruity finish with a delicately grainy malty sweetness. Aromatic and very session-able. 02.XI.09

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2009
50cl dark brown bottle, label as pictured. Typical clear yellow golden colour with big, fluffy white head, good retention and plenty of lacing. Surprisingly heavy-bodied for a blonde, with thick mouth feel. No beer for wimps, this. Intense aroma of hops, with a fruity citrusy note. Why can’t Czech pilseners smell like that ... ? Hops feature strongly on the palate, too. There’s a refreshing dry, citrusy note to this beer that almost makes it appear a cross between lager and IPA styles. Medium bitterness, increasing as you’re downing the beer - with a mildly bitter, but very dry, straw-like finish and after taste. This should be a supremely sessionable pilsener, straightforward but characterful, and there’s no skunkiness here anywhere. Most agreeable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle. Flying Scotsman Gothenburg. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Lightly malty, fruitiness, citrus, grass, a little buttery. Light bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. A clear, pale golden beer with a creamy, finger thick head. Citrusy, fruity hops with grapefruit does most of the aroma work, but some pale malts pushes from behind. It’s dry and grassy in the mouth, with citrusy hops on a malty background, producing a fine bitterness. Medium body and a bitter finsh. A nice and quenching beer that won’t raise eyebrows on a beer geek, but might surprise a lager guy. 090724

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle.Pours yellow with a white head.Aroma of bread,butter and grass. Flavor is piny hips with some malt.Bitter finish.Medium body.Ok beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus and apple peel. Sweet and fruity flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2009
50 cl bottle shared with Roger and Atle. Bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Is is lager or ale? Well, it has a golden color and a nice and lasting white head. Aroma is malty with some fruity/floral hops. The flavor is malt, fine hops, a bit fruit and a moderate bitterness, Not much carbonation. Tasty and fine beer - pilsner or not...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle from Centra. Deep gold beer. Full malty depth, grains and cereals. Liberal use of hops, giving grass and flowers - the whole sumemr meadow. A lovely little beer that can stand up with the best pilseners from most countries.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2009
Big offwhite lasting head. Yellow body. Strong fruity floral resiny aroma, very harmonic and balanced. Dry-sweetish fruity floral resiny taste, again with impressive harmony and balance. Smooth, mild mouthfeel. Dry, almost bitter, aftertaste of the same with more emphasis on the resin. Some malts, straw, and grass, too. Excellent! Full of flavour and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)


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