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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular.
NOTE: Only ratings for the cask version here. The bottled version is pasteurised and has a spearate entry.
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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saxo (20062) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Cask @ 35th Luton Beer & Cider Festival. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are butter, fruits, flowers, hops and malt. Light bitter finish.

Grumbo (4747) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2018
Cask at the 35th Luton Beer and Cider Festival. Pours pale amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of butter, flowers, yeast and straw. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Moderate body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Dry finish.

Rasmus40 (22783) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Cask @ Luton Beer & Cider Festival. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light yeasty and light hoppy. Flavor is medium and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 160218

Finn (8690) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
Fra cask på Crosse Keys, London 12 Okt 17. Lys gylden. Filmskum. Lett sitrusaroma. Smaken mørke plommer. Tørr fruktig avslutning.

john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Cask at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon in Oct 2017 - Pale gold in colour. Good foamy white head. Excellent lacing. Malty; toasty malts. Citrus fruity, lemon. Hoppy; moderate hop bitterness. Bittersweet citrus fruity malty throughout. Increasing bitterness into finish. OK. (2017-10)

theprof (1531) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Cask at the Company Inn. Pours pale gold with white lace top. Aroma hoppy grass, herbs. Taste medium bitter with sour finish. Palate light to medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation, bitter sour finish. Sums up today's beer, lavish description and plain taste.

berkshirejohn (6855) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Cask at the Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park. A pale amber colour with a ring of white head; fruity aroma; berry fruit taste with a musty grainy body; and a lemony bitterness to finish.

Don2711 (513) - - OCT 20, 2017
Pale golden. White head. Grapefruit and nice bite on palate. Good strength. Hoppy aroma. 8

tombyars (1821) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Tasted this in Esquire's, Glasgow (JDW) on the 17th October 2017. Cask, handpump dispense 1/2 pint. Clear gold in colour with a thin creamy white head. Strong hop aroma with sweet grapefruit notes present. Thin resiny mouthfeel and excellent lacing. Pale malt gives a light digestive biscuit backbone with light citrus fruit. Dusty hop resins give a dusty floral citrus flavour to the bitter aftertaste but with no astringency. Dry bitter finish with lemon pith on the palate. A decent session Golden Ale.

mR_fr0g (14430) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Cask at the Crosse key, bank. A clear golden coloured pour with a fading white head. Aroma is sweaty grains, grassy, nutty malts, hay. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, nutty twiggy malts, grassy hop, English earthy hop. Firm hop bitterness. Palate is semi sweet, rounded,. Lingering grassy hop.

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