Friday, July 26, 2013
Nimbus Brewing Company Red Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Nimbus Brewing Company Red Ale. Here’s another bottle I was gifted with by a friend in Arizona.
From the Nimbus Brewing Company website: “Nimbus Red Ale is a rich, medium-bodied American-style amber ale. Known for its sophisticated mouth feel and exceptional drinkability, our Red Ale is a true classic. Copper-hued and well-balanced, Nimbus Red Ale has a lightly sweet taste enhanced with the flavor of four different malt varieties and flaked barley. We brew this beer with handpicked Chinook and Cascade hops. This combination gives our Red a mild malt sweetness and a relatively dry, aromatic finish.
Never bitter, Nimbus Red is sure to please the beer lover who enjoys lighter flavors and a lower alcohol content. It's crisp, refreshing taste has made our Red a fixture at major sporting events throughout Southern Arizona.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color with an off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and toasted malts followed by citrus and floral hop notes.
Taste: Like the nose, sweet caramel malts mix with toasted malts and citrus hops. The hop presence is more evident in the taste.
Overall: Enjoyable and malt-forward, Nimbus Brewing Company Red Ale is tasty. At 5% ABV it is certainly sessionable. I would most definitely drink one of these again if/when the opportunity presented itself.
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