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Nomad | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Domingo on 12-30-2011

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A slightly hazy straw, with visible carbonation. A thick creamy head is short-lived, but leaves big lacing.

S- Big yeasty/bready sweetness

T- biscuity sweet up front with some nice bitter hops flavor on the finish.

M- A little thinner, but satisfying. Nice and smooth.

O- a really tasty pilsner

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3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from Tipsy's Liquor World in west-side Denver.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some random sudsy islet lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of crackery, biscuity pale malt, acrid lemon, dry hay, and herbal, grassy hops. The taste is more sharp, edgy, steely grainy pale malt, stale lemon rind, and complex earthy, leafy, grassy, and straw-like hops, which seem to grow in intensity as things warm up a bit.

The carbonation is tight and a tad fizzy, the body medium-light in weight, and as smooth as one can expect with all those hops milling about. It finishes rather dry, the straw and grassy hops predominating.

A none-too shabby go at the Czech Pilsener - they nailed the crispness, in malt and in hops - but the flavours seem too muddled and indistinct to have it run with the Bohemian greats - be they Old World or not.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nomad looks a shimmering gold with a warm yellow glow. The head settles too easily in a disappointing fashion. Crops of translucent white bubbles populate the rim walls with a few mutinous clusters islanding on the surface.

Smells of herbal hops and lightly steely grains with grassy notes proper, but not boisterous. Strangely enough, a fermented note of apricot rind and white cherry almost tries to make itself known. A little convoluted, as far as the malts want to press forward.

Sweeter and fruitier than most pilsners go, so I get that this isn't of the German ilk. The flavors are actually quite hoppy for the style, and I realize that the unfamiliar fruit notes I was whiffing in the nose are actually citrusy hops with notes of orange and grapefruit. The hay-like grassiness is welcoming and very familiar to me. Steely vibes aforementioned are relieved by hoppiness and good ol' Euro malt character. Lagered with a wee bit of extra wort sugars than needed, but the candid crispness is here. It's flavorful, I can say that, for sure.

A little oily. A little too swishy for what would have been a satisfying medium body. But, a high-powered effervescence propels the feel into pleasing territory. Rather this than most.

A Czech Pils all the same, but aside from a confusing aromatic experience, one can get in-tune with this Great Divide seasonal. A strange choice for a colder season brew, but it has its charm if you have the patience to discover it for yourself.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pils on a Sunday morning...

Appearance is a pale gold, slightly darker than some pilasters I've had but a nice straw glow. Very quickly dissipating white head that continues with a sparse fuzz on top.

Smell is pretty hoppy for a pils, has that crisp bite that I feel pilsners should have. Has a bit of a straw or dry hay smell but is mostly dominated by a bright piney hop sscent.

Taste is pretty nice, though quite dominated, as the scent, by the piney and slightly herbal hops. It creates a pleasant bitterness in the pils but kind of overshadows the other delicate tones here. There dulled, earthy lemon hint among the piney hops. There is the expected mineral tone which is nice in a pils and a nice straw taste toward the end. Kind of a honey tinge for the sweetness, a bit resinous through the hops.

Hops hops hops hops hops.

The mouthfeel is pretty clean, it has a certain chewiness to it but comes and goes and goes down pretty nice. There is a dryness to it which is really good. A pretty good bitter character which ends just before it would get to be way to much for a pilsner.

Overall, I'm on the pils/lager stint until GABF, and was looking longingly at a few hoppy brews I had in the fridge. This satisfied my longing. But at the same time, it just seems a bit overly hoppy for a traditional pils. But on the same hand it is a good American twist. I could see grabbing a six pack of this and having a few around the fire on a muggy night during a camp out. It was good. Just prepare for quite a hoppy pils.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 522 ratings
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