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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Old Monkeyshine Ale is an exceptional example of a true, traditional-style English Pub beer. Nimbus Old Monkeyshine Ale is medium bodied and possesses a distinct, dark roasted flavor. Its sweet malty taste is derived from liberal use of seven varieties of specialty malts and a touch of brown sugar. Our Old Monkeyshine Ale is dark in color, beginning with a slight caramel malt overtone and rounded with a relatively dry finish from its English Kent Goldings hops. The hops aroma is mildly subdued and the bitterness is just enough to balance the profile of this beer. Nimbus Old Monkeyshine Ale is a true premium ale and is priced accordingly. We’re so proud of this beer for its body, taste, alcohol content and drinking enjoyment, it may just become our signature beer. Be warned: its wonderful malty sweetness camouflages the 8.0% alcohol by volume content. It’s a winner!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Aroma of sugared walnuts and almonds, brown sugar, some fruity sweetness and light caramel notes. Pours dark brown with some deep maroon highlights. Flavor is nutty with grassy hops and lemony tartness on the finish. Slightly metallic on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied and creamy with a tart finish. Interesting, but altogether unimpressive. Thanks Craig!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2008
This came in a trade with Shyam. Thanks! Pours a deep copper brown with ruby hues and head that is absolutely non-existent. The aroma right out of the fridge and right out of the bottle was extremely mild, but once it warmed there was a subtle malt aroma that included a touch of spice and biscuit. Flavor was very sugary with plenty of caramel and brown sugar but not a lot else. Finish was a little dry with a touch of lasting sweetness. Drinkable, even with the high alcohol content, but very forgettable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Pours an almost clear amber golden with a small, off-white head. Light tartness in the aroma and a nutty whiff. Medium body with notes of nuts and roasted malt. Lightly bitter finish. 250308

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with a slightly acidic edge. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and light notes of straw, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Cloudy dark amber with tiny off white head. Sweet and slightly sour aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Same goes for the flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoe’s. Hazy amber colour with a little weak head. Aroma of roastedness, yeast and some spices. Flavour of malt, roastedness, a little alcohol, and some sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23767) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and light acidic aroma of spices and berries. Spicy flavour of caramel, fruits and liquorice with notes of yeast. Yeasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
From bottle, 8A Papsoes New Zealand vs US blind tasting. Pours slight hazy orange to brown with a lacing off-white head. Light yeasty and light fruity aroma. Fruity and light acidic to sour note in the flavour. Gains a slowly rising bitter finish. Has a light caramel malt flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Sampled a nice 6 pack a few months ago. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Drinks really smooth. Alcohol is high but good. Very malty. A well crafted strong ale.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikesGOTurBeer (3) - USA - MAR 16, 2008 does not count
I found these at Vics La Fiesta Liquor in Mission Valley and had to try it. The artwork on the 6pack grabbed me and once I saw the 8.0abv I had to try it. I drank 3 as I began mowing my lawn and doing yardwork. I woke up on the couch 3 hours later with the lawn half mowed. Very strong, very tasty, and very punctual. (Always on time.)


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