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%
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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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110121.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of grass, fruits and mild hops. Flavor of hay, hops, fruits and nutty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (954) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Crystal golden colour with a full thick whippy glossy white head which goes thle distance. Well balanced medium malty body with well integrated bitterness which may not be as clean as the best in its class but still deliversdrecent hop for the money. Easily the best Pilsner produced in Scotland at the moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9107) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a slightly cloudy yellow straw colour with a white frothy head and some broken lace. The aroma is fruity, but a little weak. The flavour is medium bitter, slightly buttery a little citrusy and ever so slightly sour on the palate. A highly drinkable pilsner and quite a find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2195) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
191212. Bottle at home Pours clear light golden with a frothy head. Aroma pilsner fresh hops, grass. Fresh hoppy taste. Low palate. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrouthyNeebor (10) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
500ml bottle 3.9% ABV from Tesco. Delicious and refreshing light pils with a hoppy bitterness, nice bite and lasting butterscotch/barley sugar aftertaste. Along with Schiehallion and Black Isle Blonde, a real competitor for the Scottish lager crown. Incidentally, my label was dark blue and had dropped the "highland". Im assuming this is a subtle rebranding and not a seperate brew?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6454) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours golden and hazy with a nice head. The nose has citrus, probably lemon zest, and this is against a wheaten bread malt profile. The taste has more wheaten with lemon zest, then a nettley finish. The palate is light to medium in body and texture with a refreshing and persistent hop finish. Overall, a good beer which I would describe as more like a Golden Ale than a Pils in style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 18, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Pinta. Notas de agt11. Color pajizo plido y brillante. Espuma blanca y algodonosa con buena retencin. Lpulos ctricos y florales en nariz. Gentil sabor amargo bien equilibrado por las maltas. Cuerpo medio. Los lpulos en el intermedio aportan un final ctrico y un retrogusto de seco amargor. Refrescante y por encima de la media del Estilo. 500ml bottle. Pint glass. Notes dated on agt11. Bright pale straw in color. White, rocky froth. Good retention. Floral & citrics hops to the nose. Gentle bitter flavor well balanced by malts. Medium body. Hops in the middle provide citric finish & dry bitterness on the aftertaste. Refreshing. Above medium average of the Style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - 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 (8304) - 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) - Lang, 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.

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