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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - FEB 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Cloudy golden with a good head. Very light aroma with not much to speak of. Light apple flavours, a touch of grassiness and just a mild note of toast and malt. Moderate bitter finish. Pleasant but not exceptional for this kind of beer.

Scopey (16264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle at Granite City. It pours hay golden with a thick white head. The aroma is bread, straw, very grassy, leaves, light honey, hay and floral notes. The taste is crisp, dry, pretty bitter actually, clean, metallic twang, freshly cut grass, hint of soapy citrus and peppery spice with a firm and dry finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Tastes fresh and bright. Way more bitter than expected. Decent stuff actually.

rozsoma (1163) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 0,5l Bottle from St Margaret's Hopes shop. Nimbuszkulcsízü basztard lágerfajzat.

john44 (3456) - 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 (6059) - 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 (879) - 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 (15248) - 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 (515) - 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 (2204) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Aroma: butter and floral notes Flavor: floral bitterness and a aftertaste of butter. Color: amber with a white head.

Rasmus40 (22130) - 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

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