Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
12oz Bottle received in trade with cfrancis - thanks!
Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing.
Smell - Corn, breads/grains, hops
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn, hops, and bread/grains. There are also some grassy/herbal notes and a touch of apple juice. It ends with a faint hop aftertaste.
Overall – Seems like a pretty bang on example of the style. I wouldn't mind a little more hop bite, but solid nonetheless.
12-18-2013 14:36:00 | More by spinrsx
3.61/5 rDev -0.8%
A: Poured into a Pilsner glass from a bottle with a date of July 18, 2013. Light straw color with a big foamy head. Bubbles very prevalent and rise quickly. The head leaves its soul behind all the way down the glass.
S: Smells of biscuits and pale earthy malts and dry hops.
T: Clean and crisp light bready flavor with a bit of honey and sweet grains.
M: Clean mouthfeel with a lot of fizziness. Light body with a dry and bitter finish.
O: It's great for the style. It's better than some Pilsners made in CZ. I would recommend this for anyone wishing to try a Pilsner for the first time. Very easy to drink.
11-11-2013 02:12:27 | More by TheChrisK
3.93/5 rDev +8%
A - light, straw with a one finger head.
S - Malty and a hint of grain. a little herbal and floral
T - Hoppy then i expected. Grass, herbal and a little sweet. noticeable bitterness
M - Light body and medium carbonation. crisp
O - After passing over it a few times, I'm glad that i finally picked one up.
11-02-2013 22:15:24 | More by patpbr
District of Columbia
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
A: mostly clear yellow, with decent edging and lacing, sparse head retention
S: somewhat floral and sweet
T/M: crisp and clean, with a mild malty (little bready) front. The problem is it doesn't much change from there. The carbonation stays throughout the taste, but any hops bitterness is subdued where I expect it to be a little stronger.
O: it is a fine tasting, refreshing lager easily beyond your BMC. It's a little sweeter and more complex, but I think it's missing that transition to bitter and/or dry.
10-26-2013 19:39:29 | More by cjgiant
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
A- A slightly hazy straw, with visible carbonation. A thick creamy head is short-lived, but leaves big lacing.
S- Big yeasty/bready sweetness
T- biscuity sweet up front with some nice bitter hops flavor on the finish.
M- A little thinner, but satisfying. Nice and smooth.
O- a really tasty pilsner
10-12-2013 22:27:28 | More by delta490
3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
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
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Nomad looks a shimmering gold with a warm yellow glow. The head settles too easily in a disappointing fashion. Crops of translucent white bubbles populate the rim walls with a few mutinous clusters islanding on the surface.
Smells of herbal hops and lightly steely grains with grassy notes proper, but not boisterous. Strangely enough, a fermented note of apricot rind and white cherry almost tries to make itself known. A little convoluted, as far as the malts want to press forward.
Sweeter and fruitier than most pilsners go, so I get that this isn't of the German ilk. The flavors are actually quite hoppy for the style, and I realize that the unfamiliar fruit notes I was whiffing in the nose are actually citrusy hops with notes of orange and grapefruit. The hay-like grassiness is welcoming and very familiar to me. Steely vibes aforementioned are relieved by hoppiness and good ol' Euro malt character. Lagered with a wee bit of extra wort sugars than needed, but the candid crispness is here. It's flavorful, I can say that, for sure.
A little oily. A little too swishy for what would have been a satisfying medium body. But, a high-powered effervescence propels the feel into pleasing territory. Rather this than most.
A Czech Pils all the same, but aside from a confusing aromatic experience, one can get in-tune with this Great Divide seasonal. A strange choice for a colder season brew, but it has its charm if you have the patience to discover it for yourself.
10-07-2013 04:18:25 | More by thecheapies
Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.