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Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

483 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dull hay-like yellow. Three fingers of rocky white head don't surrender any ground. Lacing stays cemented to the glass in thick messy clumps. This is how a pilsner should look.

S: Bready and buttered biscuit. Grass and hay. Softly herbal. Slight floral quality too.

T: Grainy malt base with hints of biscuit and slight toast. Hay and dried grass. Bready. Hops are plenty bitter and floral at the start, but they go herbal and oily after a moment. Clean. Grainy with a smattering of herbal hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Light in body. Ample scrubbing carbonation. Creamy. Lacks some of that filling firmness that is textbook for the style.

O: A good attempt at a style that is very tough to perfect. It's very drinkable, but not quite as elegant and refined as it needs to be to go toe to toe with the best in the category.

Photo of Ljoreilly
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
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.

Photo of Kenzie
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some faint lemon + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized medium thick patches, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops with slightly lighter aromas of earthy/spicy hops and biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of biscuit malts and a light to moderate flavor of fruity yeast. That is soon overtaken by the slightly stronger hop flavors - grassy first and foremost, followed by earthy and spicy. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and just on the cusp of being sessionable, I enjoyed it and it was interesting with the slightly more hoppy flavors and enough complexity.

Photo of Envelopes
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I know when I think pilsner, I think the desert. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises flowers, grass, very light white grape skin, and some light biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with heavier flowers and a touch of sulfur in the background and in the finish. Reminds me almost of a Burton-ish character. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid pils, not the best the States have put forth, but a nice one regardless.

Photo of OldTime
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of argock
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tumbler. Bottled on Feb 08, 2013, stamped on side of front label. Purchased at Knightly Liquors (Orlando, FL).

A: Clear yellow with a prodigious 2-finger white head with good retention and an impressive coverage of the glass with lacing.

S: Clean Pilsner malt with strong grain and cracker character with sharp Czech noble hopping.

T: The flavor is not as clean as it could be with a lot of herbal and soft citrus hoppy bitterness that clouds the grainy, crackery maltiness. There is no yeast component, but the bitterness is a tad too high.

M: Clean with a fairly light body with high carbonation.

O: A fairly run-of-the-mill Czech pilsner -- solid but nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden with a trace of a white head. Sticky lacing.

S- Nice fruity aroma. Lemon and herbal notes. Not overly grainy like some of this style can be.

T- Fruit and spice. Not huge flavors, but enough to set it apart from the standard pils. Earthy hops give a touch of bitterness in the finish.

M- Clean and refreshing. Light to mid body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish

O- Nothing spectacular, but a nice pilsner that works really well in the spring. Enjoyable. I really liked the spiciness to it

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of atr2605
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a transparent yellow with a white sudsy head with nice retention
S-grassy, lemon, and a bit of malt sweetness
T-more grassy hops with the malt providing a nice balance
M-light bodied and crisp
O-nice, light, and refreshing. pretty solid brew for the style

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of earthy and spicy hops plus some hints of biscuit malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the hops dominate the overall taste—particularly in the way of grassy flavors—although there are also some added hints of yeast. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because it wasn't bland or boring and imparted lots of complex aromas and flavors from the hops. It is rather easy to drink.

Photo of dar482
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The color has a clear golden color with a foamy white head.

The aroma has a great saaz hops aroma, biscuit, and some pilsner skunk.

The flavor suits that with a grassy flavor. The malt backbone for this taste is wonderful. The mouthfeel and finish is amazing because of this big malt behind.

So far, one of my favorite American versions of a pilsner. A really wonderful job.

Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.