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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4420) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2006
Dover Beer Fest. Dry pale ale with a delicate perfume. Quite nice Golden Summer Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
Cask, Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Aroma of english hops. Bitter taste, soft and creamy texture. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival 2006. Atlas seem to specialise in pale beers in an avowedly continental style. Well, I have to say I didn’t see the Kolsch likeness here really. Golden colour. Nice flowery, hoppy aroma with some tropical fruit notes. More fruity and less hoppy on the palate, but the flavours are rather less intense than the aroma. Clean and fresh, but perhaps could be a little crisper in the mouthfeel. The overall impression is of a falling away after the aroma. A decent beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Cask : The Junction, Kentish Town. Golden colour with not that much hop aroma for a beer that uses EKG and Goldings. Wasnt that lively even though it was on gravity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 10/07/2003 Clear golden with some alcohol present. Some bitterness, malt and a very pleasant hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Still not found the good one about Atla’s, I mean, they are good, but too bitter all of them, some times hard to distinguish.

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