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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 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7991) - Leicester, 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.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3748) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
This is a strong, well balance sessionbeer, with ratherr short hoppy aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 1, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Hoppy aroma. Rather sweet flavour with notes of caramel. The finish is slightly thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2003
(cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden) Pale bronze colour, smalll white creamy head. Grassy and hoppy aroma, hints of toffee. Floral and grassy flavour, hints of lime, mineral and toffee. Quite hoppy finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Clear golden. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet and solidly malty. Fruity, soft, buttery, and nutty. Lightly resiny bitter finish. A good beer, but for someone who didn't read the finer print on the pump clip it was surprising to see that the brewery labelled it as a kölsch style beer. But why not?


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