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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aleman2004 (8) - USA - FEB 18, 2004 does not count
A true microbrew beer for the beginning person to the microbrew world. It's the Hook! Your In! Great job for its style. I would recommend it to anyone!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Re-rated at the brewpub in Tucson: deep yellow, still and sticky. Starchy aroma, but nice floral flavors, lightly spiced and fruit-hoppy, but light. Very well done. My rating goes way up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep yellow body with an inch of pure white froth. Sure looks like a blonde. Light splatter of lace on the descent.

Smell: A clean, inviting maltiness with notes of softly toasted grains and breadcrusts with sweetish elements of caramel. Very little lemon from the hops, as the hops are kicking off notes of white pepper and spice.

Taste: Light pale maltiness with a touch of toasted grains, some toasted bread and sweetish touches of caramel and honey. Scantly fruity. Faint citrus along with some spiciness from the continental hops. Mildly bitter. Drying, though a final hint of sweetish malt accents on the finish with spiciness aided by the zip of crisp suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation with a little bit of zing to it.

Overall: I enjoyed it. A straight-forward but solid blonde ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (339) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: Honey! Honey is really obvious. There’s a mild spiciness I can’t place. Light malt. Very mild hop aroma. Appearance: Slightly hazy dark gold with a lingering foamy white head. Taste: Nice honey sweetness and fresh bread-y malt. Simple, but really quite pleasant! Palate: Light bodied, flavors don’t persist very much. Overall: Hometown beer! Woohoo! Very nice brew for people who are getting into craft beer for the first time, and it’s very good for someone who’s been into craft beer a while. Really refreshing on a hot day. Love it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear gold with weak white head. The aroma is a pretty cool mix of sweet honey, some corn and a bit of grainy malts to a vague hay like sensation. The taste is similar and I’m digging it actually. It has some sugar to honey sweetness cut by some malts and rolling into pleasing yet mild dry malt graininess into the finish. If the mood is right this may deliver. It did for me. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of biscuitsm flowers, some caramel. Tastes semi-sweet with a nice tarte finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
On tap at Nimbus. Pours a clear dark golden color with white head. Aroma is hay, grass, and a touch of honey. Taste is sweet with honey and some citrus. Medium bodied and slick. Smooth finish. Easy drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Dark amber color, hazy, smallish head, good lacing. Aroma is definitely of finishing hops. One of those odd beers where the taste doesn’t match the aroma. Mild, but not to a fault. Tastes like hops but doesn’t bite. Herbal, too. It’s unique, distinctive, and well-rounded.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2003
"Arizona Beerfest"!

It was nice to see the "Great Beer Lovers" from Nimbus at the beerfest, and they had several of their beers to sample. The beer is a winsome golden blond on the pour, the head is modest and bright white, frothy in texture and as it erodes, leaves behind a nice bit of lace. Nose is all malt, clean and fresh, crisp and just the kind of beer we like to drink when the temperature hits 115 degrees. Finish has a delicate hops presence, mildly acidic and a pleasingly dry aftertaste.


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