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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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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 Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

grubefresh, Feb 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 sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -28%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

t0rin0, Nov 25, 2012
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 Perducci
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Peller80
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Peller80, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

dmorgan310, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of MilkManX
4/5  rDev +15.3%

MilkManX, Jul 17, 2012
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 DeirdreE
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DeirdreE, May 28, 2012
Photo of bespin15
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bespin15, May 26, 2012
Photo of dorf
3/5  rDev -13.5%

dorf, May 24, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bobhoya, May 19, 2012
Photo of JasonB
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Yesdog
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Yesdog, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Aclucari
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Aclucari, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of cac313
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

dlepeau, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jmdrpi, Nov 23, 2011
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 mmciz
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been craving mostly porters and stouts lately but was not in the mood to go big on a Sunday night, so I popped the top on this bottle from Total Wine paired with a microwaved Super Pretzel -- they go very well together, take that as feigned praise if you want.

A: I got a huge creamy white head. Much larger than I was expecting and probably a little big for the style but I liked it.

S: Corn syrup with a hint of fresh-cut flowers.

T: A little fresh-baked baguette, a little honey. Not super rich flavors but I like what I can get from it.

M: Lots of body up until the end when things flatten out and it becomes clear where the bubbles for that giant head came from.

D: Starts to taste a little sweet and same-y by the end, but the first half of the bottle was definitely solid.

mmciz, Feb 14, 2011
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
Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.