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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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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2.9
gegwilson (3676) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. An amber ale that is quite sweet and fruity at first before a more bitter finish. Something a bit vegetabley about it. Not the best.

3
Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 11, 2013
Scotland: Volunteer Arms. This is a nice solid golden ale for a Scottish summer day.

3.6
mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr (13 Oct 12) - clear golden, good white head, floral and citrus hop aroma, grapefruit, resin, bitter citrus aftertaste, good temperature

3.6
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head. Citric lemon aroma with barley, caramel and light grassy hops. Flavours are similar with alcohol fairly present and a dry finish. Mild carbonation and mildly bitter with a lingering juicy pineapple character. OK.

3.2
Bullit (4581) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2011
Finally, one of my last and therefore most wanted beer from Orkney. Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is toffee and some fruits. Flavour is very fruity, lemon, bitter, bit of caramel. Sweet and fruity finish.

3
JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Cask @ Robbie’s Bar, Edinburgh. Cereal hop aroma. Hazy golden yellow colour. Resin, hop, grassy flavour. Slightly sour aftertaste. ? A bit off.

4.4
Thure (152) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
@TheWharf Just opend so I get first pint. Fresh floral aroma with some nice Nobel hop aroma. The head is thick and frothy. Flavour is hoppy and full. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very nice.

3.1
mjs (7156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
(Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen) Poured golden and clear. Head was dense, long lasting and white. Aroma contained malts, sweetness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, green apples, sweetnes, malts, hops and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter.

3.1
Ungstrup (37298) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A dark golden beer with a dense orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, elderflowers, and a bit of spice. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit - peaches and mango, as well as elderflowers, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

3.2
downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow 17/06/10. Pale gold in colour with a decent, white head. Light, floral hop and lemon aroma. Easy drinking, with plenty more hops and some sweet malts, before a dry finish. Good.


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