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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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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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SnowFlowMfg

California

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 08:36:04 | More by SnowFlowMfg
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-03-2012 20:44:24 | More by sendbeer
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-25-2012 03:41:27 | More by t0rin0
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 21:53:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Perducci

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-15-2012 00:25:05 | More by Perducci
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Peller80


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-05-2012 03:18:55 | More by Peller80
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-26-2012 04:53:29 | More by dmorgan310
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MilkManX

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-17-2012 17:57:43 | More by MilkManX
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BadWater


3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 15:16:59 | More by BadWater
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DeirdreE


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-27-2012 23:12:44 | More by DeirdreE
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bespin15

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-26-2012 22:35:15 | More by bespin15
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dorf

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-24-2012 00:05:55 | More by dorf
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-19-2012 00:47:11 | More by Bobhoya
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JasonB


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-02-2012 16:34:53 | More by JasonB
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-05-2012 06:56:42 | More by MarkyMOD
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-29-2012 02:54:18 | More by Yesdog
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Aclucari

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-19-2012 05:47:57 | More by Aclucari
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cac313

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-29-2012 21:19:14 | More by cac313
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dlepeau

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-28-2011 22:31:08 | More by dlepeau
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-23-2011 05:00:23 | More by jmdrpi
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

2.28/5  rDev -34.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 03:05:13 | More by BeardedBoffin
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mmciz

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 05:39:21 | More by mmciz
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cdcarresq

Nevada

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 06:30:19 | More by cdcarresq
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Lucklys

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So far, the outside of the bottles have definitely proven to add more character to the brews inside the bottles, and they portray each of the flavors pretty spot on. When I first poured the Dirty Güera into the glass, the head was thin, the visible carbonation dissipated quickly, and the lacing was clean, leaving no residue as it subsided. The color can be described as a foggy orange "blonde." See what I did there? Unfortunately, from this point onward, there's really not a whole lot to say.

The smell was quite hard to get a hold of, being light and airy without much hops. I did manage to pull out some caramel, spiciness, lime and a malty sweet scent, but there's really not much there. I wish I had more to say, but even the flavor followed suit with a very light finish. Tasting went fairly quickly, and I found myself polishing off the first bottle within a few minutes just to try and get some characters out of it. I ended up with some extremely light caramel, honey, sweet malt, yeasty barley, and barely any hops. Along with the severe lack of hop flavor, there was zero aftertaste despite the wetness and good carbonation throughout the drink. I just could not keep a grasp on this beer, it rolled on and off my tongue without a second glance.

In the very small amount of detail I've given though, I found myself rather enjoying this beer for its simplicity, only wishing it was a tad bit stronger in the delivery. But how much can you really expect from a beer with "delicate flavor characteristics"? But this is beside the point that the beer is very light and has 4% alcohol/volume in a 12oz. bottle, so it's easy to drink on a hot day. They're like a dime a dozen, if you catch my drift, haha. Overall, definitely a summer beer perfect for those barbecues when you know you're gonna be swimming off all the ribs you just finished and don't want to drown. Light and easy.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 06:10:19 | More by Lucklys
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 03:49:29 | More by Nerudamann
Nimbus Dirty Güera (Blonde) Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.