Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.
Look – light golden color, clear, with good carbonation and about three fingers’ worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.
Smell – typical near-cereal type of smell that comes from a pilsner. Malts seem more prevalent than the hops. Almost seems to have a syrup like quality to the aroma.
Taste – much like the smell, there’s the typical bitter bite of a pilsner, but there’s also a sweetness that creeps in toward the middle, but it’s not enough to balance out the bitterness in the finish. One also notices a muskiness in the middle that also persists in the finish/aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, not seeming to lean more toward the watery or creamy sides.
Overall – not extremely interesting, but not dull and not bad-tasting either.
02-29-2012 04:10:46 | More by Nerudamann
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3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured a clear straw color with a thinner but well sustained bone white head atop,a big shot of herbal/leafy hops really comes out during the pour,mild bready notes undereath.The palate doesn't have quite the assertive hoppiness with some grassy and lighter herbal notes,a firm bready malt base is nice.This is a very well made pilsner,I like the hoppy nose and firm bready malt flavors.Kind of an odd winter seasonal because this is something I would wanna drink while grilling or just hanging around outside.
05-14-2012 14:04:24 | More by oberon
2.08/5 rDev -42.7%
12oz bottle, bottled on 1/12/12. Pours a clear yellow with a fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet corny malts and some metallic, floral noble hops.
The flavor is sweet grainy malts with some vegetal notes. There's a good amount of bitterness in the finish from the noble hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, decent hops but very vegetal and sweet.
02-29-2012 04:56:37 | More by Beaver13
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
LOOK: Bright pale golden, three fingers of head
SMELL: Nutty, chalky, dried grass, doughy, herbal, lemon pith, mineral
TASTE: Biscuity, nutty, grassy, leafy, hop bitterness, yeast, clean, spicy, herbal, refreshingly dry
Very rustic tone to this beer yet it stays clean, the malt lashes out at the palate and the hops follow. I'd love to see this beer with some more late hop additions, regardless ... I dig this beer.
02-10-2012 03:30:42 | More by Jason
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
12 ounce bottle with "Bottled on" dating of Jan. 06 2012.
Pours super clear and light, moderate and fine white head, leaving minor bits of lace.
Grassy nose, with a whisper of smoke.
Light, moderatly crisp and quite easy drinking. More grassy notes, grainy hops, a touch of ripe fruit, lime and again a bit of smoke in the finish.
Nice, went well with some aged cheddar
02-15-2012 03:09:24 | More by Billolick
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
The beer pours a very clear straw color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the pilsner malt with some grass and biscuit notes thrown in. The flavor is similar, with a ton of classic pilsner malt taste. There is also a little bit of grass and earth and a low to medium amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-04-2012 05:36:03 | More by Mora2000
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pale but bright gold with a firm white head and delicate lacing with tiny bubbles.
Smell: Floral, spicy Saaz is dominant with some apple and lightly toasted bread.
Taste: Lots of straw and bread, along with some apple and lemon. Strong floral notes from the Saaz. Very peppery finish. Not quite as well balanced as hoped.
Feel: Highly carbonated with a fairly, light crisp body. Very dry finish.
Overall: Tastes like a Czech Pils, but feels more like a German one. Interesting take overall, but a wee bit harsh.
01-06-2012 23:02:00 | More by bsp77
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottling date of Dec 27, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A crisp, grainy, and hoppy classic Pilsener aroma. Wheat grains and pale malts upfront with good hints of biscuit, hay, yeast, and toast. Solid hop presence with hints of herbal, earthy, and floral hops. Good hints of grass and citrus lemon and orange. Also a little herbal spicing. A nice balance of bready malts and spicy hops. Pretty traditional Pils aroma.
Taste: Follows the nose well, a bready and nicely hopped classic Pilsener taste. Big bready malt taste upfront with notes of wheat grains, biscuit, hay, yeast, and toast. Good Saaz hop balance with notes of grass and floral, earthy hops. Citrus taste of lemon and a little orange. Fairly spicy and musty tasting. A typical Pilsener taste that is well balanced. Pretty good.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely crisp, dry, and smooth.
Overall: A pretty solid Pilsener. Its what you expect from the style. Solid balance.
03-14-2013 04:25:46 | More by MattyG85
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours a slightly hazed golden hue with a bright white head forming thick, even bands of lacing left behind. I love a good pils, I hope this holds up the bottle mentions a full 5 weeks of lagering which hopefully brings some good results. Aroma earthy herbal citrus notes with a mild grassiness amongst a pale malt breadiness that just works. You may call it one dimensional but I think it's great. Flavor has adequate bitterness, fresh green hops a bit of sulfur/skunkiness going on but it's muted nicely an citrus lemony herbal grassiness. Pale malts provided a toasted biscuit sweetness that really works, finishes dry with each sip. Mouthfeel is crisp clean unadulterated good drinking lager, lighter bodied with sturdy carbonation. Overall a great American brewed version of a pils, I'm not used to see great ones coming out of Colorado or anywhere out west really. I'm spoiled living near PA where there seems to be a neverending supply of tasty lagers.
02-26-2012 18:22:23 | More by WVbeergeek
3/5 rDev -17.4%
Big white head slowly settles into a pretty solid lacing above a clear golden colored beer.
Light sour lemon with some light soapiness and very light darker spices.
Bitterness with peppered spices with just a little bit of the sour lemon coming through in the taste.
Light bodied with a light dry to almost a light bitter dry aftertaste.
Nothing really jumps out and says drink more of this beer, so I think I'll have to pass on buying any more of it.
05-16-2012 22:32:49 | More by LXIXME
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
A winter pils? I don't see why not...
Poured into my pokal, Nomad immediately develops a thick, creamy pillow of pure white head over a clear brew precisely the elegant golden color I expect from a good pils. As it drops, the heavy island of foam that never dies spiderwebs heavy lacing to the very bottom of the glass.
Floral and unoffensively sulfuric notes along with grassiness speaks unquestionably of a healthy dose of Saaz hops. The aroma offers good balance with crisp dry malts as well. This beer is benchmark for the style and hoppier to boot.
A little more cracker, grain and biscuit showing off the malts come through in the flavor. Floral hops never fade. The grassy element pulls through and develops a ghost of a hay-like quality in the finish. While tasty and flavorful, it comes just short of what thr aroma boasts.
To style, Nomad is exactly as light as it should be and shows off some depth. It's plenty crisp and even has some smoothness. It's on the next level if not for just a bit of slickness.
01-23-2012 20:23:52 | More by Brenden
3.71/5 rDev +2.2%
12oz bottle from Tipsy's Liquor World in west-side Denver.
This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some random sudsy islet lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.
It smells of crackery, biscuity pale malt, acrid lemon, dry hay, and herbal, grassy hops. The taste is more sharp, edgy, steely grainy pale malt, stale lemon rind, and complex earthy, leafy, grassy, and straw-like hops, which seem to grow in intensity as things warm up a bit.
The carbonation is tight and a tad fizzy, the body medium-light in weight, and as smooth as one can expect with all those hops milling about. It finishes rather dry, the straw and grassy hops predominating.
A none-too shabby go at the Czech Pilsener - they nailed the crispness, in malt and in hops - but the flavours seem too muddled and indistinct to have it run with the Bohemian greats - be they Old Word or not.
10-11-2013 21:58:29 | More by biboergosum
4.23/5 rDev +16.5%
Bottled on 1-12-12.
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Nomad is a bright pale yellow color with perfect clarity. The head is thick and a pure white. Settles slowly and leaves a little lace.
Aroma is a blend of grassy hops and a clean pilsner yeast.
Flavor is crisp, clean, and nicely hopped. Very light in malt character which lets the grassy/spicy hops shine through.
Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated. Balance leans towards the hoppy for this pils but that's no bad thing in my opinion.
Overall a really nice hoppy pilsner that would make a great summer sipper. Makes me wonder why it came out in January but oh well. The weather is warm enough today to enjoy this beer.
03-15-2012 23:52:19 | More by GilGarp
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