Nimbus Smoked Rye Bock | Nimbus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gueuzedude on 08-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Nimbus; June 2011
The beer arrives from the tap with a lightly hazy, amber color that clears up quite significantly as it really warms up. It is topped by a pale colored head that is thin and wispy and disappears fairly quickly. This has a malty complex nose to it; a slight smoke note mixes with a toasted, slight caramel malt character and there is a big toasted whole grain cracker here as well. Overall the nose seems quite savory, with a complex maltiness, backed by a touch of sweetness; all of which make for a good smelling brew.

The beer tastes sweet as it first hits my palate and there is a slightly herbal, hint of bitterness to the flavor. The sweetness seems to be contributed by both a hint of caramelized malt character as well as by the smoke that is here in the flavor. The body is fairly chewy, though it is not overly thick for a beer of this strength. Spicy touches of rye are found in the finish and boost the grain complexity of this beer. There is a definite sense of alcohol in the finish, though I wouldn’t call this a hot beer, but I can certainly feel the effects of this pint. I like that the smoke character is just enough to boost the complexity of this beer significantly, but there is also quite a bit of toasted malt and whole grain flavor in this beer as well.

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Nimbus Smoked Rye Bock from Nimbus Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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