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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 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 (8066) - 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 (31235) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ The Fat Cat, Norwich, England NR2.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, fruity - apple, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (310708)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
Cask, Aikmans Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Golden with a thin off-white head. Quite hoppy on the nose with some citrus and buttery tones. Mouth is very hoppy with some lemon and wood tones, then some apple peel. Weird.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13779) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2007. Gold colour with thin off white head. Eggy diacetyl aroma. My only really poor beer in 2 days.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask @ Planet Thanet. My first real shocker of what was an excellent festival. Butter, eggs, sulphur and diacetyl. Only vaguely hoppy. Pretty rank.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10164) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
Golden, with a nice head. The aroma is fruity, citrussy and the flavour is crisp and fresh with notes of fruit, caramel. But as soon as it got a bit warmer, the magic was gone. The fruit became a bit boring (a bit like apple juice) and the citrus became a bit harsh, so I recommend that this is cold, when you drink it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
Thin white head; faintly hazy pale orange body. Faint sweetish aroma. Light watery taste of apple with dry resiny finish. Subtle citrusy flavours. Strange mouthfeel. It’s decent, but nothing great. (0.5pt on cask.)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2006
A lovely sweet candylike aroma, the bottled beer from Morrisons, pours with an amber-blonde body, and has a heavy taste flavoured with a light hop and a powerful caramelised fruit finish, and slight bitter aftertaste.


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