RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
"Balance" is the key description for this smooth and refreshing Southwestern-style Blonde Ale. Nimbus Dirty Güera is brewed with the finest domestic pale malts and world-class Cara-Pils and Munich malts. Our use of select Perle and German Hallertau hops lends to the beer’s pleasant floral nose: low in fruitiness and mild in ester production. This combination produces a light, clean and crisp balance between malts and hops. Our Blonde’s subtle sweet undertones are derived from pure mesquite-flavored "killer-bee" honey that is harvested from hives in Bisbee, Arizona.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trades with FlactoAlto and cbkschubert (thanks!). Bottle notched October. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a large sized off white head. There was an initial stonger vegetable aroma that mostly went away. Other aromas of citrus, grain and a little bit spicy. Tastes of grains and citrus. Ends in a light sourness. Thinner body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle: Pours to a clear pale amber colored body with a medium eggshell colored head that quickly fades. The aroma shows clear DMS and possibly diacetyl problems, celery, vegitable, light fruit. Taste is DMS, celery, vegitable, powdered sugar, cabbage, pale grains, and hints of lemon. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. This is one I’ll make the effort to re-rate, but this one is clearly infected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Dark gold with a small head. Slightly peppery aroma. Bland flavor. Dull. Could be better if they dried it out a bit and made it a bit livelier on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4177) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle from trade with cbkschubert! Nose of hops, citrus malt, and a little tartness; Gold with a tiny off-white head; flavor contrasts a little tartness, with some spicy hops, and a little citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Golden, light head and nice lacing, quickly dissipating. Nose of sweetened pale malt, light husk and a touch of hops, fairly floral. The flavor is balanced, not too sweet with a bit more husk and a watery body. Thin boring finish, clean though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 6, 2006
12 oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert. Pours gold with a slight haze, big white head that leaves quickly. Sour, grainy corny nose. Not a good sign. Nice lace. Very light flavor. Very. Mild sweet malt, a touch of light spice and a hint of honey. The thing here is LIGHT. Nimbus has better offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle from trade with cbkschubert! Poured a hazy orange with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma found sour citrus and grain. The flavor was of fruits, spices, and citrus with a slight caramel background. Light but almost creamy. Not bad. Thanks Craig!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Pour was hazy amber with basically no head and little lacing. The aroma was a little off with some light hops the only thing beer-like to it. The flavor was quite a surprise for a "blonde ale," as this one had a lot to it. Nice caramel malts in the flavor, some honey, spices (somewhat festbier-like), and a nicely hopped (floral) balance to it. Came across somewhat like a lager, crisp and low in ale flavor "noise." Very impressed, but this can’t really be a "blonde" ale. I’d change the classification if I could only figure out what it really is. A great grab from my last AZ trip in any event.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (6130) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2006
A light orange/gold color. An aroma of malt and very light fruitiness. A flavor of sweet malt and a tinge of bitter that last and isn’t overbearing. A decent beer but the light alcohol is just too light. I could drink many of them even with my low tolerance for alc. I would call it an excellent middle of the day beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KUEric (967) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Good looking beer, a nice little head, with some carbonation, not the best looksing beer i’ve seen. The aroma just isnt quite right, if you ask me. ITs lemony, dirty/sweraty socks, skunky, and unrine, vanillla. the taste is biscuty/vanilla wafers, hops, grass, citrus, lemon.

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