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"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.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mnurda (1129) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Part of sampler platter at the Sheraton in Phoenix. Somewhat bland Blonde ale. Not stellar

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2001) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Hazy amber color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral/vegetables, & some citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, some hops, and citrus; Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Simple clover honey sweet nose, maybe a little sourness in the background. Bright full clear gold, creamy soft white head. Direct grainy sweetness, I get some cinnamon also, more clover honey. Consistent, though lacks depth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours a foamy white head and yellow color. Aroma is funky, herbal, grassy. Taste is sweet hay/gain, grassy/spicy hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft. Pours clear yellow-gold; thin white head, lacing is spotty to good. Nose is clean grain, some light smoky earth/hop aromas. Flavours of grain, clean yeast. Incredibly dull.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
So far, the outside of the bottles have definitely proven to add more character to the brews inside the bottles, and they portray each of the flavors pretty spot on. When I first poured the Dirty Güera into the glass, the head was thin, the visible carbonation dissipated quickly, and the lacing was clean, leaving no residue as it subsided. The color can be described as a foggy orange "blonde." See what I did there? Unfortunately, from this point onward, there’s really not a whole lot to say. --- The smell was quite hard to get a hold of, being light and airy without much hops. I did manage to pull out some caramel, spiciness, lime and a malty sweet scent, but there’s really not much there. I wish I had more to say, but even the flavor followed suit with a very light finish. Tasting went fairly quickly, and I found myself polishing off the first bottle within a few minutes just to try and get some characters out of it. I ended up with some extremely light caramel, honey, sweet malt, yeasty barley, and barely any hops. Along with the severe lack of hop flavor, there was zero aftertaste despite the wetness and good carbonation throughout the drink. I just could not keep a grasp on this beer, it rolled on and off my tongue without a second glance. --- In the very small amount of detail I’ve given though, I found myself rather enjoying this beer for its simplicity, only wishing it was a tad bit stronger in the delivery. But how much can you really expect from a beer with "delicate flavor characteristics"? But this is beside the point that the beer is very light and has 4% alcohol/volume in a 12oz. bottle, so it’s easy to drink on a hot day. They’re like a dime a dozen, if you catch my drift, haha. Overall, definitely a summer beer perfect for those barbecues when you know you’re gonna be swimming off all the ribs you just finished and don’t want to drown. Light and easy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some light lacing
Aroma: Pale malts and citrus
Taste: Pale malts and citrus
Ok, but light on aroma and flavor

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Pours a mix of yellow and orange. Aroma is a touch bready. Some corn pop taste at first. Some baking soda too. Refreshing but not a blonde in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Golden beer with a small white head. Light lemony nose. Sweet beer with some buscuit, pepper and a lemon peel finish. Nice enough golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Draft sample at the brewpub. Nice blonde ale, a bit peppery, a bit lemony, malt profile like a lager. Drinkable.


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