Nomad | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
521 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
521
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 155
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale golden straw yellow producing 2 fingers of clumpy, variously bubbled, somewhat lasting, white head that diminishes to islands of dense foam & patchy lacing. Aroma classic pilsner, crisp & dry, clean bready grain, lemon, grassy hops. Taste is grain/pale malt, cracker/biscuit, lemony, grassy noble hops, peppery finish with a heavy & lingering bitterness. Dry, clean & very drinkable. Very pleasant, but an overly bitter example of the style. But what the hell, I crave the bitterness of Noble (Saaz) hops & don't care.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Popkorn615
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GilGarp
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1-12-12.

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Nomad is a bright pale yellow color with perfect clarity. The head is thick and a pure white. Settles slowly and leaves a little lace.

Aroma is a blend of grassy hops and a clean pilsner yeast.

Flavor is crisp, clean, and nicely hopped. Very light in malt character which lets the grassy/spicy hops shine through.

Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated. Balance leans towards the hoppy for this pils but that's no bad thing in my opinion.

Overall a really nice hoppy pilsner that would make a great summer sipper. Makes me wonder why it came out in January but oh well. The weather is warm enough today to enjoy this beer.

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Photo of corby112
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a  cloudy pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head quickly fades into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with a crisp hop presence along with grass, hay, light fruit and pale malts.  Nice balance of hops, sweeter notes and malt.

Medium bodied with a crisp, dry hop bite that provides some nice earthy bitterness which lingers over the earthy notes, sweet light fruit and pale malts.  Hints of pine, hay and straw followed by sweet apple and pear, bread and biscuity malt.  Really well balanced, refreshing and extremely quaffable.

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Photo of rowew
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, yellow label with an egyptian scene. ABV and bottled date clearly marked.

Appearance: Perfectly clear golden color, nice head of small bubbles, good retention and a bit of lacing.

Smell: A bit of sulphur, grassy hops.

Taste: High carbonation, medium bodied. The sulphur doesn't come through to the taste, this is bready and the grassy hops show up here.

Overall impression: Solid drinkable pilsner - definitely could drink a few of these in a row.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time to try GD's Nomad Pils. Poured from bottle dated 1/6/2012 to a flute the beer pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a nice 2 finger white bubbly head, good retention and lacing. Looks inviting. The nose is a blend of pilsner malt, earthy hops, and a bit floral. The flavor builds on the nose for a nice flavor: pilsner malt base from which the earthy hops lay a mild bitterness, lemon and honey sweetness provide a hint of sweetness to balance. Very nice. Finishes with a mild bitterness and lingering lemon sweetness. Better than anticipated. Lighter end of medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this was a treat if a surpise. Not my favorite style though this is a beer I could drink a lot of from brewery that I think could do better. This is a step in the right direction! Recommended.

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4.18/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a shiny pale gold color with a large white head. The aroma is mostly grass and nuts with some citrus. The taste is a yeasty biscuit flavor with some grass and spices. A good beer.

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Nomad from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 521 ratings.
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