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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 Klsch 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2487) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2009
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours a clear yellow golden with a small white head. Floral hop aroma. A bit dusty and a bit malty. Flavour is hoppy and dry. Tart finish. A bit grassy. 27-09-09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Golden yellow, with a hoppy nose, sweet fruit hop with malt undertones quite floral

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Gravity cask at the London Drinker BF. Gold with a white head. Clean tasting with a slight wheat tang. Restrained light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2009
From [email protected]s Bar, Copenhagen. A bright, yellow colored beer with a tiny greyish head. Weak malt aroma, some apple-fruitiness and a faint note of wood and cork. Taste has a dry, mouldy malt character, and a sharpish bitterness that last all the way through. Medium-bodied, dry and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2232) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
A crisp light, gold ale with a white film. Orangey hops with crisp underlying cereals on the nose. It begins with a mild bitterness full of lemony acidity with puffs out into a rich, lemon cheesecake finish with a hearty dose of malts. (Pairing this with salted snacks really brought out lighter, floral flavours.) It was quite thin but easy to drink and it stood up well. Interesting, a great big fruity lift. Lightly refreshing and quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Faint aroma, sweet and with a sulphurous hint. Sweet fruity taste, very delicious, with earthy malts in attendance. Slight bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (12240) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2008
Half pint, cask by air pressure dispense at Abbotsford Bar enjoying ourselves on Friday eve in Edinburgh. Plain golden, naked body. Has got a smooth touch of tropical fruits in aroma and flavour. Lack of bitterness, however quite filling and dry in the mouth. Refreshing, but otherwise boring [14.11.2008].

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Mild roasted malty aroma. Smooth malty flavoured with a bit of smooth malty base coming through. Light bitter and smooth caramel malty finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47957) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ The Fat Cat, Norwich, England NR2.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, fruity - apple, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (310708)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
Cask, Aikmans Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Golden with a thin off-white head. Quite hoppy on the nose with some citrus and buttery tones. Mouth is very hoppy with some lemon and wood tones, then some apple peel. Weird.

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