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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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3.4
caesar (7097) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
Cask, Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Aroma of english hops. Bitter taste, soft and creamy texture. Nice beer.

3.2
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 didn’t 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.

2.8
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.

4
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.

2.8
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Still not found the good one about Atla’s, I mean, they are good, but too bitter all of them, some times hard to distinguish.

2.3
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.

2.8
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.

3.4
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Cask in Kay’s Bar Edinburgh. Light golden colour. Lemony zesty hop aroma. Good long citric hop finish. Pleasant and moreish.

3
imdownthepub (14448) - 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.

3.2
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.


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