Nomad | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
48.4%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 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
Ranking:
#35,403
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 ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cjgiant
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: mostly clear yellow, with decent edging and lacing, sparse head retention
S: somewhat floral and sweet
T/M: crisp and clean, with a mild malty (little bready) front. The problem is it doesn't much change from there. The carbonation stays throughout the taste, but any hops bitterness is subdued where I expect it to be a little stronger.
O: it is a fine tasting, refreshing lager easily beyond your BMC. It's a little sweeter and more complex, but I think it's missing that transition to bitter and/or dry.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottling date of Dec 27, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A crisp, grainy, and hoppy classic Pilsener aroma. Wheat grains and pale malts upfront with good hints of biscuit, hay, yeast, and toast. Solid hop presence with hints of herbal, earthy, and floral hops. Good hints of grass and citrus lemon and orange. Also a little herbal spicing. A nice balance of bready malts and spicy hops. Pretty traditional Pils aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose well, a bready and nicely hopped classic Pilsener taste. Big bready malt taste upfront with notes of wheat grains, biscuit, hay, yeast, and toast. Good Saaz hop balance with notes of grass and floral, earthy hops. Citrus taste of lemon and a little orange. Fairly spicy and musty tasting. A typical Pilsener taste that is well balanced. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely crisp, dry, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid Pilsener. Its what you expect from the style. Solid balance.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Brenden
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
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 rderedin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - very, very nice looking pilsner. Yellow and clear with a really nice head for a pilsner about 1 finger but retention is good.

Smell - Mostly malt here and not much else I'm picking up

Taste - Great pilsner, with a fine malt balanced finished by a kick of crisp noble hops. Only thing not giving me a 5 rating on taste is the aftertaste lingers a little too long for me but its very minor flaw to this beer.

Mouthfeel - The richest, creamiest beer I think I've sampled under 6% ABV

Overall - a very fulfilling pilsner to me. Loved this one quite much.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rawfish
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Goldish yellow body with good clarity. Forms a rocky finger high head which hold for a minutes before subsiding into a cap of white with good coverage. Flecks of suds on the glass.

Straw and bready malts with a bit of honey oat cereal and lemon pith thrown in the mix.

Cracker thin malts with some honey sweetness. Works well as hops add a straw and lemon note, a bit of carried on spiciness with a metallic finish along with a pleasant bitter layer.

Average pilsner body, average carbonation here. A bit of drying and soapiness on the palate to go with that metallic twinge.

Decent pils with good flavor,attractive set up with the malt bill though hop presence could be tightened up some. Not sure what that metallic taste is on the finish but it does fade rather quickly.

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Photo of argock
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tumbler. Bottled on Feb 08, 2013, stamped on side of front label. Purchased at Knightly Liquors (Orlando, FL).

A: Clear yellow with a prodigious 2-finger white head with good retention and an impressive coverage of the glass with lacing.

S: Clean Pilsner malt with strong grain and cracker character with sharp Czech noble hopping.

T: The flavor is not as clean as it could be with a lot of herbal and soft citrus hoppy bitterness that clouds the grainy, crackery maltiness. There is no yeast component, but the bitterness is a tad too high.

M: Clean with a fairly light body with high carbonation.

O: A fairly run-of-the-mill Czech pilsner -- solid but nothing special.

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Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Total Wine in late January for $1.99. Bottled on 12-12-2011.

Beer poured pale gold with a solid white head on the intial pour.

Nose is grainy and biscuity.

Taste is a wonderful balance between biscuity grains and Saaz hops. Somewhat peppery. Has a nice little addictive edge to it. Finish is clean.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and very crisp.

Overall this is a really really good Pils. For this being 3+ months old the hop bite is still excellent for the style. I will have to find this for the first of the season tailgate when it is 105 degrees!

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours a half finger on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma has a good dry grain smell.
The taste starts with a nice dry bitterness, slight honey sweet in the middle, finishes with a long pine bitter note. Good profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation but fizzy.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of wedge
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled On: DEC 12 2011

Pale yellow with a little bit of chill haze and a pure white head. Spicy, Saaz-y aroma...flowery and biscuity with a subtle, but noticeable corn element. Pretty tasty and drinkable; they have the crisp, refreshing quality down. Dry, snappy noble hop flavor over a mild pale malt base. I wish the malts came through more, as they are pretty much buried under the grassy hops. Not bad at all though as an easy-drinker, and a pretty good stab at the style. Light and crisp. I could pound a couple more of these...

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jophish17
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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