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%
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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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.

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.

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

wilde_joost59 (222) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2017
From cask at the Forth Inn in Aberfoyle. Golden color, white head, very good "blonde" taste, almost like a good Belgian blonde.

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?

MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
This is a strong, well balance sessionbeer, with ratherr short hoppy aftertaste.

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.

mr_h (5752) - 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

ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2003
(cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden) Pale bronze colour, smalll white creamy head. Grassy and hoppy aroma, hints of toffee. Floral and grassy flavour, hints of lime, mineral and toffee. Quite hoppy finish. Nice!

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.

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