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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale - Nimbus Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Muchosnachos
4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite low alcohol beer on draft! Granted I wish it was a little thicker and I wish the Nimbus dudes could find a way to get the ABV up to at least 4.5%, but this is a delicious light beer. I wouldn't want the flavor messed with at all. The color is very light leading the eye to believe the flavor will bore however, the aroma is far from pedestrian. Sweet flowery with hints of citrus. Feel is light but not watery. Taste is perfectly balanced for a summer beer. Carbonation is medium and just right. Admitted, I haven't had as pleasant an experience with the bottle as with the draft despite impeccable bottle art. I think this beer needs to be especially fresh and the bar needs to clean and maintain their equipment properly. No Anchovies

Muchosnachos, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of aeturtle
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Best way to describe this beer is balance.
Nice hint of vanilla on the nose from the honey used to brew.
Slight sweetness followed by tiny bit of bitterness to balance.
Very crisp.
Light bodied, light mouthfeel.
I like the low alcohol, its a true perfect session beer, just enough flavor but not too much to kill the pallet.

aeturtle, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Keith_R, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Brookebby
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Brookebby, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another Nimbus beer that I have consumed who knows how much of, thought it was time for a review.

Update: Apparently there were issues with the honey fermenting in the bottle and for a while it was almost undrinkable.

Happy to report it is now tasting better than ever! So those of you who probably have had a bad experience, I think it is worth revisiting.

Pours a bright golden with a thin frothy white head.

Smell is of some sweet malt and honey (which is added).

Taste is very crisp and clean, very filtered with a slight carbonated bite. Notes of mild citrus hops and honey.

Finishes clean and crisp.

Honestly probably the best Nimbus Beer, a real session beer.

Side note, the abv is apparently up to around 4.5% these days and it is tasting better than it did for a while.

pixieskid, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep yellow body with an inch of pure white froth. Sure looks like a blonde. Light splatter of lace on the descent.

Smell: A clean, inviting maltiness with notes of softly toasted grains and breadcrusts with sweetish elements of caramel. Very little lemon from the hops, as the hops are kicking off notes of white pepper and spice.

Taste: Light pale maltiness with a touch of toasted grains, some toasted bread and sweetish touches of caramel and honey. Scantly fruity. Faint citrus along with some spiciness from the continental hops. Mildly bitter. Drying, though a final hint of sweetish malt accents on the finish with spiciness aided by the zip of crisp suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation with a little bit of zing to it.

Overall: I enjoyed it. A straight-forward but solid blonde ale.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Aclucari
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Aclucari, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +15.3%

ralphw56, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of MilkManX
4/5  rDev +15.3%

MilkManX, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Zach136, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of guldseth
4/5  rDev +15.3%

guldseth, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of jdavidk93
4/5  rDev +15.3%

jdavidk93, Dec 05, 2013
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
Photo of UberWasser
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky golden straw color. The head is off white, and pours at least four fingers thick, even on a gentle pour. As the head erodes a nice bit of lacing is left, and it clings to a clean glass nicely. Overall, an attractive enough beer.

Very interesting smell. Malt sweetness is present in the form of fruitiness, which is fitting, but there also are mild hints of citrus, as well as some earthiness, or even downright meatiness, which come from behind to confuse me. It throws me for a loop, and I like that.

Taste holds more of the same (a good thing). When just a little bit above fridge temp, a sweet malt fruitiness is at the forefront, but after swallowing a pronounced citrus rolls forward. It ends quite dry. However, as it warms, more complexity arises. The somewhat generic “fruity” taste evolves into what seems to be a dried apricot with a dash of honey that dilutes a little of the strength of the bitterness. Definitely a more intriguing brew than I was expecting. The mouthfeel is nothing extraordinary, but neither is it unpleasant. Enough body to please the mouth without hitting the stomach like a brick.

I found this to be a pleasently complex brew. Good job Nimbus. Better yet, it’s definitely drinkable all night long.

UberWasser, Oct 16, 2005
Photo of BadWater
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great taste and mouthfeel out of this nimbus brew. Good color and a little extra hoppy for the blondes I am used to. overall a good drinkable experience.

I would say the bottle needed a touch more carbonation because the head foam disappeared quickly.. however it did not damage the aromatics.

BadWater, Jul 12, 2012
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
Photo of cdcarresq
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
Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep, copper gold color with a 1/2" white head. Falls to a cap and retains there. Light lace.

S - Fruity malt. Candy sweet aroma. Very lightly hopped. Honey.

T - Honey like maltiness. Light fruit. Bready almost biscuit like malt in finish. Light, light (Saaz?) hops.

M - Thin, light body. Low carbonation.

D - Simple but tasty. Would be an incredible all-day and night session at 3.5%.

MUSHROOMCLOUD, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of cokes
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
Photo of chosenone23
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

chosenone23, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Birdlegs, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of ckollias
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
Photo of pmverheij
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

pmverheij, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

t0rin0, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Fair, light Golden quality to the color. About an inch of foam, that dissipated quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - As malty-smelling as would be expected. Slight fruitiness/sweetness...maybe something along the lines of a pear or apple..thus a slight cider-like smell.

Taste - Malty tasting, but well-balanced. I almost sense a "smoked" essence to it. Hard to pin down. But it's present in the aftertaste. Fruity taste is still there, but less prominent.

Mouthfeel - Also well-balanced; not too watery or creamy in texture.

Drinkability - Good beer in general. Well-balanced with not too strong of an aftertaste, and not too filling. Worth coming back for and/or recommending.

Nerudamann, Sep 21, 2010
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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.