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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
"Balance" is the key description for this smooth and refreshing Southwestern-style Blonde Ale. Nimbus Dirty Güera is brewed with the finest domestic pale malts and world-class Cara-Pils and Munich malts. Our use of select Perle and German Hallertau hops lends to the beer’s pleasant floral nose: low in fruitiness and mild in ester production. This combination produces a light, clean and crisp balance between malts and hops. Our Blonde’s subtle sweet undertones are derived from pure mesquite-flavored "killer-bee" honey that is harvested from hives in Bisbee, Arizona.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Dark gold with a small head. Slightly peppery aroma. Bland flavor. Dull. Could be better if they dried it out a bit and made it a bit livelier on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle from trade with cbkschubert! Nose of hops, citrus malt, and a little tartness; Gold with a tiny off-white head; flavor contrasts a little tartness, with some spicy hops, and a little citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Golden, light head and nice lacing, quickly dissipating. Nose of sweetened pale malt, light husk and a touch of hops, fairly floral. The flavor is balanced, not too sweet with a bit more husk and a watery body. Thin boring finish, clean though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 6, 2006
12 oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert. Pours gold with a slight haze, big white head that leaves quickly. Sour, grainy corny nose. Not a good sign. Nice lace. Very light flavor. Very. Mild sweet malt, a touch of light spice and a hint of honey. The thing here is LIGHT. Nimbus has better offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle from trade with cbkschubert! Poured a hazy orange with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma found sour citrus and grain. The flavor was of fruits, spices, and citrus with a slight caramel background. Light but almost creamy. Not bad. Thanks Craig!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Pour was hazy amber with basically no head and little lacing. The aroma was a little off with some light hops the only thing beer-like to it. The flavor was quite a surprise for a "blonde ale," as this one had a lot to it. Nice caramel malts in the flavor, some honey, spices (somewhat festbier-like), and a nicely hopped (floral) balance to it. Came across somewhat like a lager, crisp and low in ale flavor "noise." Very impressed, but this can’t really be a "blonde" ale. I’d change the classification if I could only figure out what it really is. A great grab from my last AZ trip in any event.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (5781) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2006
A light orange/gold color. An aroma of malt and very light fruitiness. A flavor of sweet malt and a tinge of bitter that last and isn’t overbearing. A decent beer but the light alcohol is just too light. I could drink many of them even with my low tolerance for alc. I would call it an excellent middle of the day beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Good looking beer, a nice little head, with some carbonation, not the best looksing beer i’ve seen. The aroma just isnt quite right, if you ask me. ITs lemony, dirty/sweraty socks, skunky, and unrine, vanillla. the taste is biscuty/vanilla wafers, hops, grass, citrus, lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
12 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto. Pours a slightly hazy golden colored body under a one finger fizzy white head. Light lemony hop and crystal malt aroma with a little citrus fruitiness. Flavor is light as well with a smack of lemony citrus over a delicate malt base. Very light bodied and refreshing on the palate with a lively fizzy carbonation. A fairly refreshing beer if nothing else, one that might rate quite well amongst the "lawnmower" style beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Yellow color with a light head. Grainy aroma. Light grain flavor. A light beer thats easy to drink.

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