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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mkel07 (5845) - 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.

Ungstrup (37294) - 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.

berlinoise2go (689) - 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.

madmitch76 (24378) - , 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.

gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2009
Fluffy white head good size on top a misty gold pilsener aroma fruity floral a decent perfume like aroma maltiness,flavour citric bitter grapefruit pineapple malt sweetness stonefruit taste good finish bitter and malt flavours even relaxing pilsener has a fizz.

madquacker (1138) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Very nice citrusy ale type lager. Low in ABV and not that like a pils but very nice nevertheless.

Beer5000 (6441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2009
500 ml bottle. Golden body with a small, diminishing white head. Nice, light and fresh aroma of citric hops. Flavor is light malty, citric fruity, almost floral hoppy. A bit thin and watery body, still a nice flavor and fine aftertaste. A real thirst-quencher.

gunnfryd (14825) - 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.

MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, 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

sound67 (731) - 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.

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