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Brewed by Sulwath
Style: Pilsener
Castle Douglas, Scotland

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Galloway's first Lager - This abounds with fresh taste. Best lager and wheat malts, with continental Saaz hops are utilised in the brewing process. This plus Galloway's renowned soft water, ensures a most refreshing drink which leaves a hint of citrus on the palate.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (497) - - JUL 1, 2013
Golden beer with a foamy head and takes a moment to clear. Very light fruit scent. An initial sweet fruit flavour settles into something slightly sourer and hoppier. At first I found the sourness a little off-putting but after a few mouthfuls that aspect of it dulled a bit. Quite drinkable.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Cask. A biscuity pale beer than is a pilsener in name only. I would call this a bitter or a blonde and it’s not a good on either.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2014
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - pale golden with a proportionate head. Nose - just the faintest hint of citrus but it’s so elusive you have to tell yourself it’s there. Taste - unexpected nuts and a mild toffee cream. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - didn’t start too well but it was synergical I guess.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuartyboy (672) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Clear golden with some clear lager intent initial flavour gives way to a more ripe fruit taste and some biscuit and citrus less a pilsner more a lager golden ale combination which is decent but not great

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3317) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Golden yellow colour’, reasonable head. Mild biscuit malt aroma. Dry resin biscuit flavour. Citrus aftertaste. Not really a pilsener more a poor bitter / blonde beer hybrid.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Cask. Pale yellow, white head, aroma is hoppy, floral and fruity and the taster is a little bitter with some peach. Not bad, not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Cask by handpump at Tam 0’ Shanter, Dumfries (13 Jul 12) - clear pale yellow ale, bubbly white head, bitter hop aroma, fruity, vegetable, moderate carbonation, medium body

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Tasted this at the Largs food festival in September 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold with a creamy white head. Strong floral pineapple fruit evident in the long nose. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Pale malts exude creamy mango, peach, lychees full in the mouth. Pink grapefruit comes through in the bitter, citrus laden hoppy aftertaste. Finish is sweet and fruity with mango and peach to the fore. An excellent Pilsner and one of the best Scottish ones around. Highly recommended.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Cask Bon Accord. Pours clear golden. No discernable nose. Taste is almost Zambuck and Oddfellows. Another Sulwath for others with more liberal tastes. Poor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foxo82 (704) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Not your typical pilsener - perhaps the bizarre love child of a Czech lager and a British golden ale. The result is better than that description would have you believe. In amongst the usual suspects of hops and citrus I also picked up a waft of smoke and banana. This poured crystal clear in just the right shade of yellow (for the wrong shade of yellow, see Miller Genuine Draft). The head, whilst small, hung around for a lot longer than one would expect from a bottled lager, with a nice amount of lacing. There’s a lot going on with the palate: both sweet and bitter; smooth yet carbonated, with just the right amount of effervescence to keep the tongue tingling without ensuring you’ll be burping the National Anthem on the way home. The end result is a very unusual pilsner but a very satisfying one.


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