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Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company

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479 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 17
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Domingo on 12-30-2011

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: golden

smell: like czech rep in a bottle. I was taken back

taste: wow, had on draft this was amazing. very balanced lager, lots of hop prensense but not over done

mouthfeel: medium bodied, full for a pils

drinkability: this is one of the best pilsners Ive had and I lived in Prague. This was a homerun

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4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Dec 29 2011, shame Missouri whole salers for holding on to this for so long before releasing this to store shelves...

Pours an efferersvescent straw color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Soapy & grassy hops, grainyness & perfumy hops as well

T: Follows the nose, slight sulphury notes, some lemony hop notes mix with mown hay, & honey malt up front. More soapyness as this warms, along with grainy/cereal sweetness. Finishes crisp, with lemon & honey malt/grainy sweetness, pretty dry as well

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation & great balance

Great pils! I hope I can find this fresher, but this 2 month+ old pils is damn tasty& easy to session on...

Photo of southdenverhoo
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pale gold, crystal clear, I mean brilliantly so. I got about a 1 inch head in my Uptown Brothers 14 oz tulip, but it receded very quickly to a thin film. No lace, but wife may have put some head-killing & lace-killing BS in the dishwasher so not marking down for this...

S: bready malt, floral noble hops and a nice hit of that classic lager yeast smell.

T: ditto the smell, basically...bready malt with a slight honey overlay, peppery floral hops (saaz?), a nice bite of bitterness in balance/counterpoint to the ever so slight sweetness from the pilsener malt, then a bone dry, better-have-another-sip finish. No diacetyl whatsoever and I have a low threshold for this flaw.

M: carbonation in this beer seems perfect for the style at least as I understand it, and the beer has what I would call a medium to light body and that creamy texture you get when you swirl a well-made properly carbonated lager around in your mouth.

O: I like this beer, right up there with Lagunitas Pils and Victory Prima Pils in my mind and those are my go-to pilseners.

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4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - very, very nice looking pilsner. Yellow and clear with a really nice head for a pilsner about 1 finger but retention is good.

Smell - Mostly malt here and not much else I'm picking up

Taste - Great pilsner, with a fine malt balanced finished by a kick of crisp noble hops. Only thing not giving me a 5 rating on taste is the aftertaste lingers a little too long for me but its very minor flaw to this beer.

Mouthfeel - The richest, creamiest beer I think I've sampled under 6% ABV

Overall - a very fulfilling pilsner to me. Loved this one quite much.

Photo of JackieTH
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, golden straw colored body with a white head, minimal lace. Smell is cut hay, earth, biscuits. Taste is crackers, slight lemon, floral, wet, refreshing. Medium well crafted body with complimentary level of carbonation. Very, very nicely balanced, tasty brew. Would be easy and enjoyable to knock back several of these.

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4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like sunshine with brilliant clarity. A tall white head sits on top, billowing and fluffy and soapy. Not very dense. Carbs are light under the white head. This baby has summer lounging all over it. Aroma is pleasent also with Saaz coming to the spicy forfront. Lots of malts balances the hop well. Smells very clean too. Good tasting with the beer being crisp and hoppy and a biscuit finish.
Smooth and clean and balanced perfectly. This is a well made beer and it tastes like it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great, clear, pale hay and yelow sunshine color. Good bubbling and an aesome head, thick foam. and even some lacing.

Clean, earthy, grassy hops, and light toasted cracker and unmalted grain. Smells like refreshment.

Crisp, refreshing, and well carbonated, cleansing palate through and through. Hoppy, earthy, and crackley. Lightly toasted malt, and unmalted barley flavor. This beer is one of the best czech pilsners I've ever had. Will buy again and recommend!

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4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap, served in a pint glass at the Great Divide Tap Room, Denver, CO:

The beer appeared a nice clear pale yellow, with nice white head that was not all that well retained but ultimately faded into a thin cap that lasted throughout the drink. Some lacing was left as well.

The beer gave off a very good, strong, German malt aroma, some floral hops and sweet grains.

The taste of the beer was very good, an excellent pils taste, sweet grainy/malty goodness.

The beer has a light feel to it, it was extremely smooth and extremely to drink.

Overall, this is a very tasty brew. If I could get this in Georgia, this would probably be one of my go to pils. This might be the best Great Divide beer that I have had to date.

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