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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3515) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4934) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
(Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen) Poured golden and clear. Head was dense, long lasting and white. Aroma contained malts, sweetness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, green apples, sweetnes, malts, hops and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A dark golden beer with a dense orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, elderflowers, and a bit of spice. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit - peaches and mango, as well as elderflowers, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6580) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow 17/06/10. Pale gold in colour with a decent, white head. Light, floral hop and lemon aroma. Easy drinking, with plenty more hops and some sweet malts, before a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3515) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Golden of color with a white head. An aroma of malt, bread and fruits. A flavor of honey, sweets and weak hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2016) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2009
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours a clear yellow golden with a small white head. Floral hop aroma. A bit dusty and a bit malty. Flavour is hoppy and dry. Tart finish. A bit grassy. 27-09-09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15627) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Golden yellow, with a hoppy nose, sweet fruit hop with malt undertones quite floral

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Gravity cask at the London Drinker BF. Gold with a white head. Clean tasting with a slight wheat tang. Restrained light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2009
From cask@Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A bright, yellow colored beer with a tiny greyish head. Weak malt aroma, some apple-fruitiness and a faint note of wood and cork. Taste has a dry, mouldy malt character, and a sharpish bitterness that last all the way through. Medium-bodied, dry and quite refreshing.

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