Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
4.13/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Boddington's pint glass I just smuggled back from a trip to England. I know that there are threads ridiculing the mention of what glassware you used during the tasting, but I enjoy memorializing the vessel I used to drink my beer. Sometimes it's nostalgic, sometimes it's hilarious - like drinking a Coors out of a Delirium Tremens tulip or an Russian Imperial Stout out of a Budweiser pinter.
This one pours a crystal clear, pale, golden yellow, with a silky white head that would probably be downright chunky with a heavier pour. Lacing smears itself around but isn't all that sticky. A steady, effervescent stream of miniature bubbles drifts up from the bottom of the glass.
The nose on this one gives it away as a pilsener. You can pick up that pilsener chalkiness and the yeast figures into the olfactory profile quite a bit more than the invisible yeast of a straight-up lager. There is a clean graininess, bitter hops, and a hint of lemon rind.
Tasting it reveals a nice, clean, refreshingly dry beer with bright biscuity malt, offset by bitter, chalky hops. All nicely balanced by a superb touch of candy-like sweetness that fades in and then fades out giving way to a satisfying bitter, chalky aftertaste.
This is a really nice and refreshing pilsener. A little cleaner than some of the other samples of the style, but it is a very refreshing beer. This could be a great gateway beer for your lager loving friends and family. It's straightforward, but done quite well.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2012 03:13:38 | More by ghetto90007
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3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle -> Pilsner Flute glass
A - This beer pours up a very clear light to medium gold with a small 1" white head. Retention and lacing are both very good.
S - earthy notes, grass, floral, honey
T - pears, peaches, lemons, grassy flavors, maybe some honey, and a mild bitter finish. Well balanced from start to finish.
M - well carbonated, small aftertaste
O - It is a pilsner which makes it okay by me, but never a beer I just jump up and down for. Having said that though, it was refreshing and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 03:15:21 | More by Mojo
Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.