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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34434) - 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 (13288) - 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 (10133) - 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 (6146) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2006
This beer smelled like the discharge from a sewage treatment plant, which pretty much kills any chance at having a decent rating.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
Cask@Rugby Beer Festival, 2006. Golden syrupy beer with a fruity and glazed syrupy aroma and a nicely dry and fruity syrupy flavour. Overall a nice fruity beer.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Cask conditoned - gravity dispense - Rugby BF. A slightly hazy golden coloured beer. The aroma is intersting and quite nice with lots of orange notes but there is a little apple skin smell, which come s through in horrifying ways with a real cider like taste. Seems wheaty and there is no indication of anything Kölsch like. Very misguided.


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