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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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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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-13-2013 19:54:57 | More by rolltide8425
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on...err...the black patch has naught on it.

It's a light golden colour with a small and fast receding head of foam that does stick around for the entire session. Speaking of sticking around...there's lacing.

The smell as a crisp Pils hop nose with some notes of grain and corn.

The taste displays a fairly crisp hop character, stronger with graininess, and a bit of corn and almost a horse blanket kind of taste. The hops seem to be subdued. Usual or the norm? I don't know.

Spot on with the mouthfeel for the style, it's easy drinking though a bit on the dull side. Well, not THAT dull.

I like.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 22:29:43 | More by Bitterbill
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale color and a clear texture. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A lot of hops in the aroma, along with a hint of citrus, too.

T: Tasted of bitter hops, along with some malt, citrus (a little lemon), and slight tinge of grain in the finish. A vibrant, straightforward flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Nothing overly groundbreaking here, but still a simple, enjoyable pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 12:11:00 | More by avalon07
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flagmantho

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Bottled on December 29, 2011, so it's quite fresh.

Appearance: yellow-golden hue with crystal clarity and a good effervescence. Head poured 3+ fingers of frothy white foam despite a pretty ginger pour.

Smell: sweet malt aroma with a touch of grain and a touch of noble hops present. I like it.

Taste: sweet malt flavor with a very slight amount of corn. I don't know if they used corn in the brewing of this, but it certainly tastes like it to me. Bitterness is moderate and quite balanced; hop flavor is quite good. But that corn just gets to me in a bad way.

Mouthfeel: medium body with quite a lot of carbonation. Creamy and fulfilling, especially for the style.

Overall: this beer has quite a few good points, and I guess the corn character isn't a total dealbreaker. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 20:27:50 | More by flagmantho
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

A - Never really an impressive color a bright pee colored yellow with an impressive 1/2 inch of sticky foam. Worth a 3.5

S - Smells of light Saaz hops giving it a better bitter tone across those typical pilsner malts.

T - Quite smooth and balanced with hops and malts. Really find no fault in this take of the style. Smooth and drink able.

M - Light obviously but good.

Overall worth a second look but really not my first choice. These guys get props since even the best brewery can overlook a good pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 05:13:56 | More by DrDemento456
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 24 Jan 2012, in my Great Divide tulip. Another drabmuh!

Clear golden yellow with a dense, fluffy, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks the part of a nice pils. The nose has a nice, big, spicy Saaz hop character, clean, zesty, zippy and lemony with a touch of earth. Swirling the glass, though, does bring a little bit of corn to go with the rather doughy. There *is* something off here, though, lending a mildly metallic and solvent character (stressed yeast?). If I don't think about it too much, though, this beer is pretty good.

On the palate, it's overhopped for the style, lending a prominent bitterness, earthy and lemony with some zest with not enough of a hop flavor. The mid-palate has the malt profile, not as doughy as the nose would suggest. The overhopped nature doesn't help either. A touch of sweetness, mildly corn-like, right before the strong, bitter finish. Light in body with crisp carbonation, this is quite refreshing on the palate. The flaws of the nose aren't as apparent on the palate, with the metallic character not quite noticeable. Not quite true to style (too crisp, too hopped) this is still quite enjoyable, I can see myself drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 00:56:11 | More by DefenCorps
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Nomad is a solid offering from Great Divide. The beer poured a clear crisp yellow with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has some grain and biscuit flare. The taste is slightly sharp and grain and alcohol definitely present. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is solid and worth a try for those that enjoy pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:46:26 | More by WoodBrew
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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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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 14:36:00 | More by spinrsx
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours pale golden yellow with a nice fluffy white head that holds good retention and leaves all kinds of sticky lacing down the entire glass. Aromas are pilsner malt, grassy, and citrusy. Tastes are pilsner malt, grainy, lemon grass, herbal hop, and slightly nutty. Mouth-feel is creamy and smooth with a fairly sharp hop bite on the finish, but still goes down smooth and clean; easy to drink. Overall, nice take on the style. Better than expected.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 23:46:59 | More by barnzy78
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-02-2013 01:46:46 | More by bsuedekum
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2014 02:58:34 | More by Duff27
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-06-2013 23:04:54 | More by Haybeerman
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Brenden

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A winter pils? I don't see why not...

Poured into my pokal, Nomad immediately develops a thick, creamy pillow of pure white head over a clear brew precisely the elegant golden color I expect from a good pils. As it drops, the heavy island of foam that never dies spiderwebs heavy lacing to the very bottom of the glass.
Floral and unoffensively sulfuric notes along with grassiness speaks unquestionably of a healthy dose of Saaz hops. The aroma offers good balance with crisp dry malts as well. This beer is benchmark for the style and hoppier to boot.
A little more cracker, grain and biscuit showing off the malts come through in the flavor. Floral hops never fade. The grassy element pulls through and develops a ghost of a hay-like quality in the finish. While tasty and flavorful, it comes just short of what thr aroma boasts.
To style, Nomad is exactly as light as it should be and shows off some depth. It's plenty crisp and even has some smoothness. It's on the next level if not for just a bit of slickness.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 20:23:52 | More by Brenden
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ArrogantB

Colorado

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

I bought a sixer because I am trying to broaden my palate when it comes to lagers and pils seems to be a style I like. I don;t really have a frame of reference in regards to Czech or German pils so I can't say which one this is more like. It was bright yellow, fizzy (the horrors), and looked good. Aroma was a bit of minerals and smelled decent. Flavor was crisp, mineral, nice lager flavor. I really need to buy more lagers so I can describe the flavors better, they seem so much more subtle than ales.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 17:57:02 | More by ArrogantB
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-20-2014 23:30:45 | More by KarlHungus
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-28-2014 01:16:37 | More by AngusOg
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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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-14-2013 04:56:23 | More by KevinGordon
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

3.0 A: Clear light yellow color. One and a half fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average with a very small ring of lacing left.

4.0 S: Light neutral malt sweetness. Hay and wet grass. Very subtle earthy hoppiness. Super clean and pleasant.

3.5 T: Hay and grass are back. The neutral sweetness is actually a bit too abundant. Light earthy hops. A little sweeeter than I like, but it is very tasty.

4.0 M: Light body. Good carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

3.5 D: Really nice nose and taste, but it's a touch too sweet to drink more than a couple of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 19:30:00 | More by DavoleBomb
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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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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-25-2013 19:52:43 | More by twelveinches
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-19-2014 20:37:32 | More by Griffith
Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.