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Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

401 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Domingo on 12-30-2011)
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-22-2013 13:37:19 | More by Kahlerbock
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plaid75

New York

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured round malts and an herbal hop spice.

The taste was doughy and slightly grainy with a spicy noble hop that lingered on the palate.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty pils.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:31:28 | More by plaid75
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jealmanzar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-13-2013 21:00:43 | More by jealmanzar
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 00:23:06 | More by alexanf
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-01-2013 19:19:42 | More by harpus
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-01-2013 13:40:36 | More by KVNBGRY
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Lordquackingstic

New York

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an DFH IPA glass.

A: Honey-straw yellow with a very big and sticky white head. Tons of little bubbles dancing around inside the glass.

S: Herbal, green tea, slightly sweet.

T: Floral hops, bits of sweet grains, slight honey tones.

M: Very light and very carbonated. Not as crisp as I'd like it to be, which takes away from how refreshing I was hoping it would be. Light herbal notes linger long after the sip.

O: This is a pretty solid pilsner, but it's nothing spectacular. Would definitely like it to be a bit more crisp and refreshing for hot summer days, but otherwise it's pretty good. Not worth the price at $2.50 a single though.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 22:01:56 | More by Lordquackingstic
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-29-2013 18:19:46 | More by Cynic-ale
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Bright yellow, with tons of head and sticky lace left all over the glass. Impressive for a pilsner!!

S - Malty, wheat, grass, herbal,etc. Smells like a damn good pilsner.

T - All the characteristics of the nose. No trace of alcohol, malty, wheat, doughy. A tasty Pilsner.

M - Well carbonated, smooth. Oily and slick.

O - A very good pilsner, one of the better light pilsners I have come across. Probably great on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:00:25 | More by BeerDawgs
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ayatsato

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-18-2013 19:35:37 | More by ayatsato
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2013 19:34:10 | More by bumchilly25
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-14-2013 02:39:50 | More by pathman
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-10-2013 21:23:30 | More by TheMrFarnham
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass gently yielded a one finger head, died down after about four minutes but the beer is still actively effervescing. Color is golden yellow, totally clear, actually matches the color on the bottle (which, as another reviewer pointed out, shows someone riding a camel through Egypt...not sure what that means).

Smells funky and herbal, a little corn/grain, and yeast. The bottle says it's supposed to have a floral nose, but I don't really get that. The flavor is crisp and sweet at first followed by a brief moment of bitterness and a semi-clean finish. It's the kind of beer that would be good to take a few gulps of on a hot day after mowing the lawn or just sit around and sip casually. I usually go for higher ABV beers for more complexity but I'm actually pretty satisfied with the flavor here. Mouthfeel approaches medium, is fairly carbonated, and leaves a slight warmth on the tongue from the alcohol.

Overall I really, really enjoy this beer. Nicely balanced, and light enough to have a few but not so light it leaves you wanting more. I would totally get this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 02:44:01 | More by BeerWizard
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2013 22:27:01 | More by kristougher
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bendukes86

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2013 15:35:19 | More by bendukes86
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-27-2013 17:37:45 | More by hellhammermario
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Greywulfken

New York

4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled: 3/22/13

A: into a pilsener glass, crystal clear pale gold beer with persistent carbonation visibly streaming up through the beer. Coulda made the head huge, but measured my pour to fit the pilsener with a two-finger head of bright white foam. A slim film of white fizz persisted atop the beer throughout, and trailed lace inside the glass.

S: lots of grainy herbal and floral aromas atop toasted wet malts and yeasty smells

T: lots of earthy grains and fresh-meadow-tasting grains and hops; fresh, bitter; has a rustic, mature, "Old World" character; faint yeasty tartness and doughy chew

M: crisp, light, effevescent, refreshing and cleansing - better than water! Lip-smacking dry and bitter finish.

O: a great beer - I'm not a pilsener drinker regularly, but a beer like this is the kind that makes you appreciate a style. Real bright and crisp, with the grains accentuated nicely by the hops. I toned down some of my scores out of deference to my lack of experience with the style, because I was ready to assign some pretty glowing values. I can certainly say this: No reason not to grab some if you see 'em on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 16:12:40 | More by Greywulfken
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-20-2013 01:44:32 | More by tallfellapgh
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2013 08:13:45 | More by jaxon53
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Amp

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2013 02:39:38 | More by Amp
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:04:50 | More by ryan1788a5
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-01-2013 00:41:29 | More by Ljoreilly
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Plonk

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2013 18:10:54 | More by Plonk
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-28-2013 15:57:38 | More by kjkinsey
Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.