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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale - Nimbus Brewing Company

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80
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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 BeardedBoffin
2.28/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As the beer exits the bottle, the dark yellow color is not attractive, and, as I would learn, a harbinger of things to come. The aroma is mostly malty, with some notes which are off. A floral perfumes attempts to cover this up.

Sweetness on the palate with more off malty flavors. I am not sure if it is adjunct or just malt gone wrong. Either way, I'm not too excited about the 6 pack in the refrigerator.

BeardedBoffin, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -28%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of DogFood11
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

My local bevmo started carrying 4 or 5 offerings from nimbus. Unfortunately the fact they don't allow you to purchase singles has me backlogged on Nimbus brews. Poured this low alcohol blonde beer into a pils glass. Has a bit more color than most in this style, kind of a light copper body with a very slight haze.

First thoughts were that this is doughy and sweet but not overdone. Smells and tastes very fresh wich was a plus. I'm always a bit leary of such a low abv beer and Bevmo handling mixed together but not the case here. Carbonation works to cut the sweetness a bit and there is very little hop presence. Lemon comes into play throughout but mostly in the finish.

Notes: Ehhh...A boring example of a style. Granted this is not supposed to be Big or Bold but this is a pretty lifeless example. Watered and weak but if someone wants a decent BBQ daytime brew this would do the trick albeit there are much better choices.

DogFood11, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of DefenCorps
2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle received from Solomon420 as an extra. Thanks! Into my Sam Smith pint

A: Brilliantly clear light yellow with a massive(4") white head that recedes to a ring leaving some lace. Decent

S: Light wheat aroma with lemon and a mild perfume. Decent

T: Really light (watery) with a mild citrus and perfume with a light, dry finish with a hint of floral character

M: Very watery with a ton of carbonation

D: Meh.

DefenCorps, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

dmorgan310, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of yemenmocha
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy blonde color (sorry couldn't resist). Thin head doesn't retain well.

Nose is light fruits such as honeydew melon.

Palate is sweet n sour with some tartness on the finish. Very light beer, but I'm suspicious of the sweet n sour element.

I'm growing very tired of sampling Nimbus beers due to their mediocrity. They have a few notable ones but the rest aren't worth finishing the glass.

yemenmocha, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of dorf
3/5  rDev -13.5%

dorf, May 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

cac313, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of alysmith4
3/5  rDev -13.5%

alysmith4, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of dlepeau
3/5  rDev -13.5%

dlepeau, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Dogbrick
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Park Lane Liquor in Lancaster, CA. The beer is a mostly clear orange-gold color with a medium thin and fluffy bone white head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Light floral hops and earthy malt in the nose. Light-bodied with a clean mouthfeel. Light hops, yeast and malt flavors. The finish is mildly spiced with a short and hoppy aftertaste. Overall the beer is a little below average, it simply doesn't pack much punch.

Dogbrick, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -13.5%

GatorCoop, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle.

Slightly hazy, golden color. Medium sized white head.

Sweet aroma. Honey & caramel. Herbal & flowery.

Taste followed aroma, and was more sweet than bitter. Seemed to be caramel, albeit pretty mild. A bit of lemon flavor. Pretty simplistic.

Light in body. Medium carbonation. Very refreshing.

OK, quite thirst quenching. Nothing special, though.

, May 01, 2007
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was an extra in a recent trade, but for the life of me I can't remember who tossed it in. In any case, this is a pretty average beer, but at least I drank it during a heat wave, so it really hit the spot. Pours a hazy golden with almost no head. Smells of light dusty grain with a hint of grainy sourness. The taste is similar- cold and wet, with some slight grainy sourness and clean grain finish. Some more body than some of these types of beer have, and pretty drinkable, if somewhat uninteresting.

Georgiabeer, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of aforwark
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Beer has a nice, rich golden color to it. Smells very light and drinkable. Taste was rather bland, not much happening for me on this one, but not horrible. Hardly any aftertaste, this could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the person. Very drinkable, goes down smooth. If there was more to taste I would have given this a higher rating, but overall a decent beer.

aforwark, Dec 24, 2006
Photo of bennetj17
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap, the head was only about one finger with decent retention, color is a light gold with superb clarity and good active carbonation. Smell is very faint. Only slight bready malt aroma present. Taste is mild, light malt with a bit of citrus/lemon flavor and a slight nuttiness in the finish. Low, low bitterness. Very crisp, light body, carbonation is nice. This beer is very lager-like and sadly, macro-tasting. Not much flavor overall, but it is refreshing and I could see drinking it again on a hot day maybe...

bennetj17, Feb 20, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

crobinso, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

grubefresh, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Yesdog
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Yesdog, Mar 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

khargro2, Mar 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
Photo of coldriver
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

coldriver, Jul 20, 2013
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Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.