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Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

402 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 402
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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beagle75

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, light golden color with over one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Chile spice and dried hay are balanced, with a fine thread of floral hops. Dimethyl sulfide is hinted at in its most obvious qualities, but otherwise the smell is very clean.

T: Begins off-dry, with bright acidity and mild floral hop aromatics. Malt becomes more evident into the middle where honest pilsner qualities and sulfurous off-flavors are in conflict right after pouring. The finish is intensely husky sees the profile at its most floral; bitterness is moderate with a drying mineral edge.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, crisp and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer presents sensory qualities in heaps; some good and a few questionable. Its pilsner core is solidly constructed around light malt qualities that do not disappoint. It appears to be a better version of a Bavarian pilsner, with a hops edge that seems a little blunted. Still, it is one of Great Divide's better stylistic examples, aside from basic Yeti.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 20:37:40 | More by beagle75
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, bubbly, golden-orange body with a tall, airy, foaming white head.

Smell: Sweetish-scented pils malt with notes of cracked grain, biscuit dough, lemon juice, and dried herb.

Taste: Sweetish, biscuit doughy, grainy pilsner maltiness. Little drizzle of lemon, followed by a spicy herbaceousness. Medium-light bitterness. Drying with little touches of herb and citrus on the sprightly finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Not great, but still fine, quaffable, and reasonably balanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 01:10:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from my local trading partner, tone77! I am going to have to return to The CANQuest (TM) here shortly, but in the interim, I am clearing out some of the backlog of bottles.

From the bottle: "Nomad is our spin on the classic Bohemian Pilsner style. The journey starts with German malts and Saaz hops that offer a lively floral nose and crispness, while a full 5 weeks of lagering time ensures that Nomad is eminently balanced. This Nomad may wander, but it's got some serious roots."; "Suggested Food Pairings: Pan seared trout, grilled pork tenderloin with fresh rosemary, Avalanche Cheese Co. Robiolo (Colorado), crispy Brussels sprouts, salted caramel ice cream."; "Bright [-] Elegant".

Fans of Sons of Anarchy may remember that being a nomad is not the way to go in that subculture, but a Pilsener on a hot summer's day may be just the ticket! Color me wandering, but not lost. I lost no time in popping the cap and getting it into a glass. Soon, I had two-plus fingers of solid, bone-white head with good retention that resembled the top of a vanilla ice cream cone. Color was an ever-so-slightly-hazy pale lemon-yellow. Nose was crisp with the Saaz hops front and center in evidence. Now this was what I was looking for! Mouthfeel was soft, not an overabundance of carbonation in the mouth and the taste was a good commingling of the grassiness of the hops with the counterbalance of the malt. Finish was semi-dry, refreshing and very welcomed in the humidity of the day.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 17:19:11 | More by woodychandler
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Greeneagle


4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-16-2012 04:01:33 | More by Greeneagle
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DavidST

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this was bottled in January. This pours s clear straw color with s large white head. The smells are of grass hops, bread hops. The feel is medium. The taste is okay, a little earthy hop bite and clean malts to wash it down.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 03:02:18 | More by DavidST
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 02:28:57 | More by JackieTH
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2012 18:31:12 | More by jrfehon33
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very clear straw color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the pilsner malt with some grass and biscuit notes thrown in. The flavor is similar, with a ton of classic pilsner malt taste. There is also a little bit of grass and earth and a low to medium amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 05:36:03 | More by Mora2000
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-29-2012 20:24:32 | More by sammo
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a  cloudy pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head quickly fades into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with a crisp hop presence along with grass, hay, light fruit and pale malts.  Nice balance of hops, sweeter notes and malt.

Medium bodied with a crisp, dry hop bite that provides some nice earthy bitterness which lingers over the earthy notes, sweet light fruit and pale malts.  Hints of pine, hay and straw followed by sweet apple and pear, bread and biscuity malt.  Really well balanced, refreshing and extremely quaffable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 20:08:28 | More by corby112
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2012 22:42:14 | More by bluckbeyes
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-19-2012 00:04:33 | More by bigred89
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ADZA

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden hue which leaves a two finger head and lacing here and there,the smell is what you want in a nice pils with aromas of grassy herbal hops,freshly cut grass,honey malts and citrus leaves,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied and very sessionable with tastes identical to smell with hints of herbal grassy hops,lemongrass,honey,lavender and finished with a floral zestiness and overall i like this one of the better Pilsners ive tasted in ages and would be the perfect companion to a nice seafood dinner cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 08:45:32 | More by ADZA
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-13-2012 14:43:53 | More by tfsimpkins
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gbrill

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2012 03:05:31 | More by gbrill
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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2012 00:12:10 | More by aflies
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Acforster2

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-28-2012 23:36:14 | More by Acforster2
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allenc85

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-27-2012 01:32:15 | More by allenc85
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 00:16:55 | More by scruffwhor
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-21-2012 20:57:28 | More by Ted
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sneth019

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-18-2012 19:55:14 | More by sneth019
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big white head slowly settles into a pretty solid lacing above a clear golden colored beer.

Light sour lemon with some light soapiness and very light darker spices.

Bitterness with peppered spices with just a little bit of the sour lemon coming through in the taste.

Light bodied with a light dry to almost a light bitter dry aftertaste.

Nothing really jumps out and says drink more of this beer, so I think I'll have to pass on buying any more of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 22:32:49 | More by LXIXME
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oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear straw color with a thinner but well sustained bone white head atop,a big shot of herbal/leafy hops really comes out during the pour,mild bready notes undereath.The palate doesn't have quite the assertive hoppiness with some grassy and lighter herbal notes,a firm bready malt base is nice.This is a very well made pilsner,I like the hoppy nose and firm bready malt flavors.Kind of an odd winter seasonal because this is something I would wanna drink while grilling or just hanging around outside.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 14:04:24 | More by oberon
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Sicem99

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-12-2012 23:19:58 | More by Sicem99
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binx

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-12-2012 06:23:38 | More by binx
Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.