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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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
fonefan (50011) - 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)

3.3
yespr (46805) - 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.

3.1
Ungstrup (38154) - 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.

3.8
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Golden yellow, with a hoppy nose, sweet fruit hop with malt undertones quite floral

3.6
omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Clear golden. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet and solidly malty. Fruity, soft, buttery, and nutty. Lightly resiny bitter finish. A good beer, but for someone who didn't read the finer print on the pump clip it was surprising to see that the brewery labelled it as a kölsch style beer. But why not?

2
harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2007. Gold colour with thin off white head. Eggy diacetyl aroma. My only really poor beer in 2 days.

3.4
Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Hazy blonde. Tasty crackery, slightly toasty malt character, the alcohol becoming apparent in the finish. A little juiciness as well.

2.8
Scopey (15290) - 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
imdownthepub (15030) - 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.

3.1
Stuu666 (14250) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is light fruit, taste is sweet citrus, dry.


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