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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
Don2711 (493) - - OCT 20, 2017
Pale golden. White head. Grapefruit and nice bite on palate. Good strength. Hoppy aroma. 8

3.4
tombyars (1749) - 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.

3
mR_fr0g (13190) - 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.

3.4
Eddie1976 (104) - - SEP 3, 2017
Light and refreshing both in taste and colour with pleasant aroma will definitely try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
wilde_joost59 (256) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2017
From cask at the Forth Inn in Aberfoyle. Golden color, white head, very good "blonde" taste, almost like a good Belgian blonde.

3.1
redders1974 (1578) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Wow it’s sweet just on the right side of being cloying. Pint at the healey rochdale.

3.3
mzaar (3595) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Klar guldfärgad med ett vitt skum. Dofter av malt och citron. Smakinslag av citron, äpple, malt och gräs. Lätt beska i avslutningen.

3
Heidbummer (822) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Pint at the Safari Lounge. Pours gold, frothy head. Aroma (soft++) of honey. That sweetness continues on the taste, which is a little too sweet for me, just short of cloying. It needed something citrus or bitter to cut it a bit. OK, but just OK.

2.8
Scopey (15471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Cask at Prince of Wales, ABZ. It pours clear golden with a decent white head. The nose is sweet, toasted grain, stone fruits, apple and pear. The taste is bitter - sweet, sweet apple, pears, candied citrus fruits, toasted grass, straw, some alcohol and soap with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. OK, but far from exciting.

3.4
GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Cask at Old Blackfriars. Pours clear golden yellow with a white head which lasts for a while. Aroma is tropical fruits with a hint of floury mix and citrus fruits. Taste is sweet citrus orange and slight mango sweetness. One-dimensional but fairly easy-going.


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