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


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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 (4039) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2005
[cask at JDW] Aroma has apricot and passionfruit, sweet and simple. body i reasonable, finish is sweet. sweet and rubbish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Pours very well, which i always like and generally means goodness. Aroma is some seriouss hops, grassy and floural. Taste is also very hoppy with a very dry grassy finish. A good ale alround however maybe a bit to hoppy for me.RERATE: Bon Accord. This has gone down hill also. Buttery and honey malts, noteable citrus and grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Cask in Kay’s Bar Edinburgh. Light golden colour. Lemony zesty hop aroma. Good long citric hop finish. Pleasant and moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Cambs. Pale Gold with light head. The first thing was a really sulphery nose, quite pungent. This is thin bodied with an acidic citricity. Thinnish with low flavour. Ok but a bit too understated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2005
had to try this because my buddy calls his shits a nimbus....hopefully the beer doesnt taste that bad. fruits in the nose and on the palate a slight vanilla buttery hop character....still a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 Cask. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas are lemon sherbert and sulphur. Flavours are soft and buttery malts with some light citrus notes. Quite addictive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
Hand pull at Derby Beer Festival. Clear gold body, hint of creamy head. Dripping with watery fruit, nibble of hops, another enjoyable Atlas offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham. Very tasty beer. Extremely fruity, with a strong tasting finish, which starts to go a little awry. Lost a little something as I got through the pint, and the flavours seemed less cohesive. Juicy mouthfeel on this pale ale.

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