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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Bottle: Filtered.
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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16529) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (7346) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12958) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus and apple peel. Sweet and fruity flavour.

   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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7316) - 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.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6772) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 13, 2009
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 3.9%. Crystal clear pale golden colour, big and lasting white head. Moderate but pleasant aroma of Styrian Goldings (+ Saazer and Hallertauer Hersbrücker) hops, citrussy and floral notes. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is more like a golden ale than the "pilsner" it claims to be - which is not a bad thing for me. Distinct hops throughout, balanced by just the right sweetness. Some fruit and a lovely bitterness, lasting through the long aftertaste. A nice little beer this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8031) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
0,5 l bottle.Pours clear golden with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma, citrus and grass. Fresh, crisp flavour of grassy hops, decent bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2009
500 ml bottle from Meny Liertoppen. Fluffy white head leaving fine laces. Shiny golden colored body. Dusty and light grassy hops, dry grainy malts and a faint lemon scent to the nose. A light sweet malt body paired with a fair amount of earthy and sharp fruity bittering hops. Mouthfeel is crisp. Almost resiny bitterness in the finish. A highly drinkable and moreish light-weighter.

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