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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale - Nimbus Brewing Company

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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) AleNimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-30-2003)
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Reviews by coldriver:
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

coldriver, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

LXIXME, Feb 07, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At 3.5% this is one of the lightest craft beers around in my area so I picked it up to see how it would work as a lawnmower brew during the dog days of summer.

Poured a clear honey yellow with a half finger of craggy white on top that melts to very sticky lacing leaving a substantial mapping on the side of the glass.

Aroma is honey sweet malts with a little light fruitiness. Lots of honey sweetness, however.

Taste is again sweet honey that seems to finish to light lemon. this ends up tasting like a light summer tea without the tea. Light lemon hops at the end leave the mouth clean and dry almost as if you were driking iced tea.

Thin mouthfeel but as to be expected for the style.

Not spectacular, but not meant to be. Very clean and refreshing and would definitely work as something you could drink lots of during the dog days of summer.

IntriqKen, May 26, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nearly clear pale straw with a tiny glint oranger. The head is tight, white, and lasts for a good while.
Grainy nose, with echo of spicy German (?) hops, and a small nod sweeter towards honey and caramel.
Grain, again, features most prominently in the taste. Biscuit, toasted bread, and tortilla chips. A vague smokiness is tossed in late. Honey adds a vague sweetness. Peppery lemongrass Noble hops conclude things in more of a slaking fashion than a bitter one.
Light bodied, obviously, with a steady, feisty CO2. It's built for washing down grub and quenching thirsts. It's hard not to slam it, and thus it succeeds mightily. It won't knock your socks off literally or figuratively, but it's a solid, basic rendition of a Blonde Ale.

cokes, Apr 21, 2008
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3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for a hitchhiker. Light blond colour with some honey mixed cloudiness and a good sized head. Malty sweet aroma. Easy drinking pale ale with unpasteurized honey and more on the sweet than the bitter, honey also buttresses the nmouthfeel.

Sammy, Dec 14, 2006
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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love it. Very light in small, taste and mouthfeel. It has a cloudy orange appearance with little foam after pouring. The smess is hard to pin down. Taste is good. It has some body and full mouthfeel, but there's not a lot of dimension to that flavor and no aftertaste or lingering flavors after drinking. A robust, yet quick drinking beer that just begs you to keep trying it. You get through it very quick for such a robust beer.

cdcarresq, Jan 31, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Keith_R, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Solomon420
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So I actually get to be the first to rate this beer...NOICE!

Overall this is a nice easy beer for thos warmer summer days/nights. It pours a nice golden clear color with a nice fluffy head of foam. The smell is light and not overpowering at all. Some hops but very faint. The first swig reveals a pleasing and light beer to drink. Not dreadfully full of any one specific flavor, but still tasty none the less. I really liked this beer as its a great all around beer that will get the novice beer drinkers into some great hand crafted beers. My wife likes this one and she normally doesnt drink the beers I do, so its a great way to have something in common about beer :)

Solomon420, Jul 05, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Arizona Beerfest"!
It was nice to see the "Great Beer Lovers" from Nimbus at the beerfest, and they had several of their beers to sample.
The beer is a winsome golden blond on the pour, the head is modest and bright white, frothy in texture and as it erodes, leaves behind a nice bit of lace. Nose is all malt, clean and fresh, crisp and just the kind of beer we like to drink when the temperature hits 115 degrees. Finish has a delicate hop presence, mildly acidic and a pleasingly dry aftertaste.

Gusler, Mar 30, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

chosenone23, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of SnowFlowMfg
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came across this on accident. Was cooking with my roommate and he randomly bought these and pulled them out for me to try. I would never have given these a second look except for the awesome box art of sexy naked ladies.

12oz bottle poured into my duvel tulip (overkill?).

Honestly, for how light this beer is it is awesome. It's great for being a blonde and wow, I can't remember the last time I had a lighter craft beer. It feels like all i've been drinking is imperial stouts, BA brews, and DIPAs so it's nice to revisit the simpler brews. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Carbonation is spot-on and is packed with huge flavor for something so light. Light malt and fruit, slightly bitter, and well balanced. What a great beer to session. I would easily take this over a BMC for Sunday football.

SnowFlowMfg, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bespin15, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DeirdreE, May 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Birdlegs, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tayner for this one along with all the other Nimbus beers I've drank and didn't review.

This beer pours an ever-so-slightly foggy straw color with a slight hint of brown. The head exploded upon a slow pour and then fell to a nimbus like head. How appropriate. The big mess of lace this one left behind made up for a lot of the score.

Smells of dehydrated bananas... lime... <sniff!> and maybe some... something. Nothing? There's really not much here at all. A little ash? Perhaps birchbarK? Too bad. What's there is nice, but there's just not much there.

Tastes light too with a hint of both creamed corn and corn chips with a honeydew, lemon zest and banana fruitiness. There's actually a bit of peppery yeast here too that really rounds things off. Feels quite dry at the end.

Feels light and crisp, almost frothy at times.

At 3.5%, this is really amazing. I could see myself drinking a whole hell of a lot of these over watching the Eagles lose.

DarkerTheBetter, Feb 14, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

HellkatSally, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of kpoole25
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised I liked this as much as I did. I'm not into light beers but if you are going to drink one, I'd try this one. Included in a world market gift pack. 12 oz bottle to glass. Golden yellow with adequate head. Nice aroma, a bit like BMC. Nice light malt taste, a little sweet, and maybe some bitter at the end. Nice easy drinker.

kpoole25, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of cbutova
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured to a small glass with a toasted golden body from the 12oz bottle. The white head forms with a thick and frothy consistency to about one finger. Good head retention.

S- Quite mild and lacking enough strength to really pick up much. Pale cracked grains, slight bread, light fruits and apple esters.

T- Mild once again with a balance of honey, yeast bread, light apple fruity esters, cracked pale grains and some herbal floral hops. There is something else to it that reminds me a bit of maple syrup.

MF- Light bodied with a very high carbonation that provides a crisp burn to the palate. Texture is quite creamy and foamy at the same time. Tiny bitterness.

Light and mild but delivers a nice touch of honey and at 3.5% has plenty of flavor to satisfy.

cbutova, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

crobinso, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

gatorlove, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Brookebby, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Nimbus Brewery.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice lace.

S: Citrus floral aroma.

T: Mild citrus and lemon flavor that comes off really crisp and clean.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Pretty good blonde ale – worthy of a try.

ckollias, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bobhoya, May 19, 2012
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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.