Nomad | Great Divide Brewing Company

NomadNomad
BA SCORE
48.4%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 521 ratings
NomadNomad
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Domingo on 12-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,396
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
521
Liked:
252
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
11.88%
Alströms:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of AHeaston8
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rderedin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rhhjr
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of riored4v
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Crystal clear, straw colored body with a white, frothy head. 1/2 finger held nicely.

Aroma was spicey with some floral notes. Mild sweetness. Slightly grainy.

Taste was mildly buttery upfront that turned to a crisp, floral taste with a mild earthy/floral bitterness. Mild malt sweetness.

Medium/light body, with medium carb and a crisp finish. Seemed slightly heavy for a pils.

Overall it was a good brew with a nice floral freshness.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a mostly clear straw gold with sugar white lacing for a head.

Smells of dry grassy barley malts and dry subdued hops.

Tastes of malted barley and dry mild hops with a light citrus finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A really good pilsner, possibly one of my favorites in this style. Very thirst-quenching and very easy to drink either on its own or with food.

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Photo of bump8628
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice aggressive pilsner with just a slightly rough edge to it. Plenty bitter with grass, citrus pith, and lemon zest hop flavors that hit the palate dead on. Malt is lean, letting the hops shine. Properly dry, which is critical. Another good effort by Great Divide.

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Photo of DerekP
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pretty, yellow-gold body. Cloudy, with a fluffy egg-white head up top. Excellent head retention. This one's a keeper.

Lemon & salt in the nose. Grassy pilsner aroma. Citrus acidity. Dry biscuits with a clean nuttiness.

Fresh hoppiness up front with light malts, roasted almonds, herbal hops flavor (leafy), and a smooth back end.

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Photo of plaid75
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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Photo of Chaney
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on January 6, 2012.

I poured this into a FFF shaped glass.

A: Poured a clear, very light yellow color, with a foamy, pure white head that had tremendous retention.

S: Lots of bready, yeasty aroma on this... somewhat sweet (honey-like) and hoppy as well.

T: Bitter and dry on the end, with a sweet profile that was somewhat muted compared to the aroma.

M: I could have used a bit more spritz on the carbonation side, but that's just the way I like this style. The mild bitterness slows down the drinkability, but not by much. The lacing was car wash stuff.

O: This glide down very smooth, isn't too sweet, and has lots of flavor. Good stuff!

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Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle with "Bottled on" dating of Jan. 06 2012.

Pours super clear and light, moderate and fine white head, leaving minor bits of lace.

Grassy nose, with a whisper of smoke.

Light, moderatly crisp and quite easy drinking. More grassy notes, grainy hops, a touch of ripe fruit, lime and again a bit of smoke in the finish.

Nice, went well with some aged cheddar

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Photo of delta490
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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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed golden hue with a bright white head forming thick, even bands of lacing left behind. I love a good pils, I hope this holds up the bottle mentions a full 5 weeks of lagering which hopefully brings some good results. Aroma earthy herbal citrus notes with a mild grassiness amongst a pale malt breadiness that just works. You may call it one dimensional but I think it's great. Flavor has adequate bitterness, fresh green hops a bit of sulfur/skunkiness going on but it's muted nicely an citrus lemony herbal grassiness. Pale malts provided a toasted biscuit sweetness that really works, finishes dry with each sip. Mouthfeel is crisp clean unadulterated good drinking lager, lighter bodied with sturdy carbonation. Overall a great American brewed version of a pils, I'm not used to see great ones coming out of Colorado or anywhere out west really. I'm spoiled living near PA where there seems to be a neverending supply of tasty lagers.

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Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Euro Market in Queens. It poured clear gold with a white head. The aroma and flavor both hold a strong, but not overpowering herbal, spicy hops character. With the pale, toasted barley, there's almost a dry oak taste. It's a bit hoppier than more pilsners from Bohemia, but it's not as hoppy as a number of American versions, such as Victory's Prima Pils or Avery's Joe. I'm sorry to hear this is a seasonal. I'd love to have a few pints on a hot day, but I'll take it on this unseasonably warm March day.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Bright yellow, with tons of head and sticky lace left all over the glass. Impressive for a pilsner!!

S - Malty, wheat, grass, herbal,etc. Smells like a damn good pilsner.

T - All the characteristics of the nose. No trace of alcohol, malty, wheat, doughy. A tasty Pilsner.

M - Well carbonated, smooth. Oily and slick.

O - A very good pilsner, one of the better light pilsners I have come across. Probably great on a hot summer day.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of radius129
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evenflow1980
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Zachariah1978
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of IreRican
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of corywalston
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of d_oneill
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of patpbr
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light, straw with a one finger head.
S - Malty and a hint of grain. a little herbal and floral
T - Hoppy then i expected. Grass, herbal and a little sweet. noticeable bitterness
M - Light body and medium carbonation. crisp
O - After passing over it a few times, I'm glad that i finally picked one up.

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Photo of BeerWizard
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass gently yielded a one finger head, died down after about four minutes but the beer is still actively effervescing. Color is golden yellow, totally clear, actually matches the color on the bottle (which, as another reviewer pointed out, shows someone riding a camel through Egypt...not sure what that means).

Smells funky and herbal, a little corn/grain, and yeast. The bottle says it's supposed to have a floral nose, but I don't really get that. The flavor is crisp and sweet at first followed by a brief moment of bitterness and a semi-clean finish. It's the kind of beer that would be good to take a few gulps of on a hot day after mowing the lawn or just sit around and sip casually. I usually go for higher ABV beers for more complexity but I'm actually pretty satisfied with the flavor here. Mouthfeel approaches medium, is fairly carbonated, and leaves a slight warmth on the tongue from the alcohol.

Overall I really, really enjoy this beer. Nicely balanced, and light enough to have a few but not so light it leaves you wanting more. I would totally get this again.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.4% out of 100 with 521 ratings
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