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


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival 2006. Atlas seem to specialise in pale beers in an avowedly continental style. Well, I have to say I didnt see the Kolsch likeness here really. Golden colour. Nice flowery, hoppy aroma with some tropical fruit notes. More fruity and less hoppy on the palate, but the flavours are rather less intense than the aroma. Clean and fresh, but perhaps could be a little crisper in the mouthfeel. The overall impression is of a falling away after the aroma. A decent beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Cask : The Junction, Kentish Town. Golden colour with not that much hop aroma for a beer that uses EKG and Goldings. Wasnt that lively even though it was on gravity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 10/07/2003 Clear golden with some alcohol present. Some bitterness, malt and a very pleasant hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Still not found the good one about Atlas, I mean, they are good, but too bitter all of them, some times hard to distinguish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2005
[cask at JDW] Aroma has apricot and passionfruit, sweet and simple. body i reasonable, finish is sweet. sweet and rubbish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Pours very well, which i always like and generally means goodness. Aroma is some seriouss hops, grassy and floural. Taste is also very hoppy with a very dry grassy finish. A good ale alround however maybe a bit to hoppy for me.RERATE: Bon Accord. This has gone down hill also. Buttery and honey malts, noteable citrus and grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Cask in Kays Bar Edinburgh. Light golden colour. Lemony zesty hop aroma. Good long citric hop finish. Pleasant and moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14039) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Cambs. Pale Gold with light head. The first thing was a really sulphery nose, quite pungent. This is thin bodied with an acidic citricity. Thinnish with low flavour. Ok but a bit too understated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2005
had to try this because my buddy calls his shits a nimbus....hopefully the beer doesnt taste that bad. fruits in the nose and on the palate a slight vanilla buttery hop character....still a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10311) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 Cask. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas are lemon sherbert and sulphur. Flavours are soft and buttery malts with some light citrus notes. Quite addictive.

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