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Nomad - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

410 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 17
Gots: 12 | 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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allenc85

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
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 -3.8%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.6%
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 +3.8%
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 +23.6%

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-12-2012 06:23:38 | More by binx
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-06-2012 06:22:38 | More by HumphreyLee
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TexIndy

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 1/25/12 on front label. It was a pale straw color with moderate carb streams. It had a small head that quickly settled into a good collar with some wisps. Mild lacing that slowly drifts back into the drink with a little sticking.

Grassy, biscuity and spicy - classic Saaz aroma to it. Really liked the spice. Moderate malt base as well. The taste was spicy and grassy with enough sweet from the malt to make a great balance. One of the best Czech pilsener's I've had. Medium mouthfeel with crisp carbonation and a spicy aftertaste.

Overall, really enjoyed this one and recommend if you can get it. Could see this going down nice and refreshing on a hot Texas summer day. Available here in Texas. Rotation - 6xer or 2 during the summer and maybe occasional single in the WTH mix six. [O;Y]

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 00:36:53 | More by TexIndy
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Btr73


2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-02-2012 00:02:40 | More by Btr73
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into NC Scrimshaw Pils glass. bottled on Jan 06 2012.

A: bright, clear gold. head is foamy and big, but recedes to a rimmed retention. thick chunks of lacing left behind.

S: earthy & black pepper, this one is all saaz on the nose. inviting.

T: the chalky, bitterness that was in the nose starts the palate off and remains throughout. pretty basic malt body. the earthy saaz hop lingers long after the sip is gone.

M: average carbonation on a light body.

D: drinks really clean and refreshing. a nice stab at the bohemian pils style here.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 00:48:31 | More by Jimmys
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-22-2012 01:01:09 | More by wertschy
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-21-2012 05:46:59 | More by stortore
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-19-2012 03:53:29 | More by sparx1100
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thisladyluck

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-18-2012 01:19:37 | More by thisladyluck
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BelgiumBill

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured swiftly into a large pilsener glass giving a fluffy white 1.5 inch head that didn't stick around too long but left an inch or so of foam around the sides of the glass.

The color was a light straw with maybe a hint of green honeydew. Bright and attractive with steady streams of bubbles moving up.

Fragrance is classic Pils. A sweet malt, biscuit, with some herbal qualities.

A big gulp brings some hop bite to the tip of the tongue, hay, light pepper with undertones of sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and easygoing, with enough hops to linger a bit. Alcohol is nonexistent and easy to drink up.

Overall, very refreshing and enjoyable, I'd easy have another.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 18:53:59 | More by BelgiumBill
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ghetto90007

California

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Boddington's pint glass I just smuggled back from a trip to England. I know that there are threads ridiculing the mention of what glassware you used during the tasting, but I enjoy memorializing the vessel I used to drink my beer. Sometimes it's nostalgic, sometimes it's hilarious - like drinking a Coors out of a Delirium Tremens tulip or an Russian Imperial Stout out of a Budweiser pinter.

This one pours a crystal clear, pale, golden yellow, with a silky white head that would probably be downright chunky with a heavier pour. Lacing smears itself around but isn't all that sticky. A steady, effervescent stream of miniature bubbles drifts up from the bottom of the glass.

The nose on this one gives it away as a pilsener. You can pick up that pilsener chalkiness and the yeast figures into the olfactory profile quite a bit more than the invisible yeast of a straight-up lager. There is a clean graininess, bitter hops, and a hint of lemon rind.

Tasting it reveals a nice, clean, refreshingly dry beer with bright biscuity malt, offset by bitter, chalky hops. All nicely balanced by a superb touch of candy-like sweetness that fades in and then fades out giving way to a satisfying bitter, chalky aftertaste.

This is a really nice and refreshing pilsener. A little cleaner than some of the other samples of the style, but it is a very refreshing beer. This could be a great gateway beer for your lager loving friends and family. It's straightforward, but done quite well.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 03:13:38 | More by ghetto90007
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BradAleFlow

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-11-2012 23:27:15 | More by BradAleFlow
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-11-2012 16:53:38 | More by dhep16
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. At the time of this review, this beer is #22 on the "Top Beers - Czech Pilsener" list on beeradvocate.com.

Beer is yellow and clear with a big white head of small bubbles, nice retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is yeasty and weak, mild throughout but nice.

Beer is medium to light in body, a little sweet and grain on the finish, a mild bitterness and hop presence, It is OK but not great, I do enjoy it though. I may have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 19:30:28 | More by drabmuh
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prototypic

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nomad pours a light straw color. It’s crystal clear. Backlighting gives it a bit of a gold look. A modest, soft white head caps it. It rises to just over a finger in height. Retention was definitely short. Lacing was light and very spotty. It’s not bad for the style. Not bad at all.

The nose is pretty good. Pilsner malt is definitely in the house. It smells a little sweet. There’s a mix of earthy, grainy, and grassy scents. Hops are noted, but smell subtle. They’re grassy and smell like noble hops. Light lemon and spicy notes round it out. Alcohol is buried. I’m not getting any at all. Smells pretty good. It could use a little more strength in the aromatics department. Pretty good though.

The flavor keeps the pace. The flavor kicks off with a pilsner malt and white pepper flavors. The spicy flavor is aggressive and intense. Maybe a little too intense. Hops are flavorful and play their role well. They are earthy and grassy. Definitely noble. The play pretty well with the spicy notes, but do not overpower them. Secondary flavors of yeast and grain are subtle, but are noted throughout. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes yeasty, hoppy, and spicy.

Nomad has a lighter body. Carbonation is active and gives it a nice, crisp bite. It has a nice feel. It goes down very easy. It’s somewhat difficult not to chug it.

Nomad is a pretty decent Czech Pilsner. The only slight change I’d suggest is to tone down the spiciness a little. It is quite intense and seems to mask or overpower some of the other flavors (pilsner malt, yeast, and hops primarily). It would probably be a little more enjoyable if those other elements were given more room to shine. Still a pretty good beer though. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 02:53:41 | More by prototypic
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-05-2012 10:55:26 | More by jtd335
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rhhjr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-04-2012 04:29:07 | More by rhhjr
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2012 02:43:30 | More by UltimateLivewire
Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
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