Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stromness, Scotland


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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john44 (3189) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle. Pale Orangey Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus - orange, grapefruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; caramel, toffee, wheat malts. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Very drinkable. (2010-04)

mr_h (5714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2016
500ml bottle at home, from Aldi, Ayr Road, Prestwick (festival beer)(bb 31 Dec 2016), floral, fruity, grain aroma, straw with a thin white head, grapefruit, grain, sweet malty, quite gassy.

SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
smells like grass with maybe a hint of lemon, Pale gold with white frothy head, rather better than i was hoping a nice lemony flavour that sweet and cloying in a good way, nice mouthfeel too.

Stuu666 (14044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is grassy, floral, taste is light citrus.

McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 26, 2014
Crystal clear golden colour with a lasting fine fluffy head; good lacings. On the nose subtle aromas of wheat, floral citrus notes and hints of barnyard arise. On the palate the beer offer at first a light lively texture which fades quickly into a palate coating velvetness. Flavours of floral citrus hops are subtley lingerin gon the palate. Medium bodied with a short-medium well balanced finish. Good session beer!

Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
500 ml bottle, sainsburys. Not as nice as I remember it from the last time I drank this, though still a fine beer. Slightly over bitter this time making it a little less refreshing.

ken1 (2043) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Aroma: butter and floral notes Flavor: floral bitterness and a aftertaste of butter. Color: amber with a white head.

Rasmus40 (21460) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170514

Martin243 (1209) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500 ml bottle from B&M. Served cold in a shaker. I suspect Orkney beers have to be at their freshest to be fully appreciated. This was well within its sell-by date, but was hazy, smelled skunky and didn’t refresh. B&M have had this and the Wayfarer IPA from the same brewery on sale at 99p a bottle. I had the Wayfarer from Sainsbury’s last September, and was hugely impressed. The bottles I’ve had from B&M, not so much. Both beers developed a mighty protein haze on cooling, and had an aging aroma. So, rate as I find, but suspect this might not be the brew in peak condition.

RichTheVillan (8024) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains; clear golden pour with thin white head, lemon and skunk aroma, sweet taste with a hint of citrus but mostly weird skunkiness. Not good.

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