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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Regular.
NOTE: Only ratings for the cask version here. The bottled version is pasteurised and has a spearate entry.
Nimbus Strong Pale Ale (5.0% abv) resembles the famous Kölsch beers of Cologne: pale in colour, soft in mouthfeel, but strong in alcoholic content. Our rendition has a rich, warming hop and a memorable malt character.
A small addition of around 5% malted wheat to the grist gives this beer much of its body and softness.
The aroma is of pronounced fresh-fruit hops, together with a sweet nuttiness. On the palate this beer has a verdant, almost vegetal, hop presence. Nimbus also exhibits lovely malt character of fresh bread and almonds.
This beer has understated power: delicate, complex and more-ish despite its relative alcoholic strength.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3750) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden-blond with a frothy head. Has a small and slightly dry fruity sweetness in aroma and taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is light fruit, taste is sweet citrus, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Hazy blonde. Tasty crackery, slightly toasty malt character, the alcohol becoming apparent in the finish. A little juiciness as well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. An amber ale that is quite sweet and fruity at first before a more bitter finish. Something a bit vegetabley about it. Not the best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Scotland: Volunteer Arms. This is a nice solid golden ale for a Scottish summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr (13 Oct 12) - clear golden, good white head, floral and citrus hop aroma, grapefruit, resin, bitter citrus aftertaste, good temperature

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head. Citric lemon aroma with barley, caramel and light grassy hops. Flavours are similar with alcohol fairly present and a dry finish. Mild carbonation and mildly bitter with a lingering juicy pineapple character. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2011
Finally, one of my last and therefore most wanted beer from Orkney. Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is toffee and some fruits. Flavour is very fruity, lemon, bitter, bit of caramel. Sweet and fruity finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Cask @ Robbie’s Bar, Edinburgh. Cereal hop aroma. Hazy golden yellow colour. Resin, hop, grassy flavour. Slightly sour aftertaste. ? A bit off.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
@TheWharf Just opend so I get first pint. Fresh floral aroma with some nice Nobel hop aroma. The head is thick and frothy. Flavour is hoppy and full. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very nice.


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