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

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RATINGS: 48   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5877) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3086) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (1890) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Golden yellow, with a hoppy nose, sweet fruit hop with malt undertones quite floral

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1250) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4597) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
A crisp light, gold ale with a white film. Orangey hops with crisp underlying cereals on the nose. It begins with a mild bitterness full of lemony acidity with puffs out into a rich, lemon cheesecake finish with a hearty dose of malts. (Pairing this with salted snacks really brought out lighter, floral flavours.) It was quite thin but easy to drink and it stood up well. Interesting, a great big fruity lift. Lightly refreshing and quaffable.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Faint aroma, sweet and with a sulphurous hint. Sweet fruity taste, very delicious, with earthy malts in attendance. Slight bitter finish. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2008
Half pint, cask by air pressure dispense at Abbotsford Bar enjoying ourselves on Friday eve in Edinburgh. Plain golden, naked body. Has got a smooth touch of tropical fruits in aroma and flavour. Lack of bitterness, however quite filling and dry in the mouth. Refreshing, but otherwise boring [14.11.2008].

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Mild roasted malty aroma. Smooth malty flavoured with a bit of smooth malty base coming through. Light bitter and smooth caramel malty finish. Nice one.


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