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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 (34166) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - 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
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A dark golden beer with a dense orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, elderflowers, and a bit of spice. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit - peaches and mango, as well as elderflowers, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19185) - 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?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Golden yellow, with a hoppy nose, sweet fruit hop with malt undertones quite floral

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13144) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Hazy blonde. Tasty crackery, slightly toasty malt character, the alcohol becoming apparent in the finish. A little juiciness as well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10119) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9953) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.


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