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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4148) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Draft sample at the brewpub. Nice blonde ale, a bit peppery, a bit lemony, malt profile like a lager. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Slightly hazy gold pour with a smallish white head. Aroma of butter and garbage. Real nice huh? Flavor of butter, old bananas, doughy white bread. Man this isn’t good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2010
12 oz bottle
Pale straw, thin white head above lively carbonation.
Aroma has honey and not much else.
Flavor is husky grain, light bitterness, sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Golden color, medium white head, some lacing. Notes of hay and melon. Well-balanced taste with a hint of bitterness and sourness, though not much of either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12 oz bottle
Another bonus bottle this one I cracked open as soon as I had the chance to set up a "Nimbus night". With a few bottles accumulating in the fridge it was a good reason to revisit what seems to be a solid Arizona brewery. My expectations were met but not exceeded. Once again this is a local/regional brewer that is mostly following the rules and probably has a reliable steady market as a result.

Aroma / Appearance - The hazy cloudy body bubbled with golden carbonation. A stark white head was in contrast to the yellowish tone below. Toasted whole wheat bread and some hops brought to mind the second runnings of a bigger beer. For the style and ABV I did not expect much more.

Flavor / Palate - Tart wheat hit the tongue. I was actually shocked at the level of flavor present. While it was not intense or complex it was enough that if I had a sixer of these it would be no problem to drink them on the deck in the spring or summer months. In fact because it is not complex the palate would still not be worn down after two or three. While I am not going to go on the lookout for more Nimbus releases if they come my way I’ll be sure to try them.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Hazy blonde color (sorry couldn’t resist). Thin head doesn’t retain well. Nose is light fruits such as honeydew melon. Palate is sweet n sour with some tartness on the finish. Very light beer, but I’m suspicious of the sweet n sour element. I’m growing very tired of sampling Nimbus beers due to their mediocrity. They have a few notable ones but the rest aren’t worth finishing the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle from a 12 for 12 locals trade. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a large white head. Grainy and earthy with some paper notes. Medium bodied, lots of spicy carbonation. Really grainy with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Poured golden with white head, aroma is lacking severly. Taste is like corn flakes, very much like cereal/hay. Not recommended, not much to this beer.

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