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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40865) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1701) - 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.

   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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2008
clear dark shade of amber with a thin off white head which leaves behind some decent lacing. grainy aroma with chocolate, brown sugar, light spiciness and earthy/grassy hops. lightly sweetened flavor has notes of toffee, some spiciness and light bitterness on the finish. medium bodied with a nice smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Had on tap at Hamiliton’s Tavern. Poured hazy amber hue, nose was malty with a hint of chocolate. Flavor was a lightly sweet caramel/chocolate malt, light hops. This one finishes with a nice creamyness and lingers for just the right amount of time. A very unique and enjoyable brew, very well done and quite nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Poured a cloudy amber-brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, with nuts, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is also lightly sweet, with some spiciness on the rather watery finish. A good brew, but I wanted something more from it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
12oz bottle. pours murky reddish brown with biege head. aroma notes of dough, toasted biscuit, yeast, some raisins, and mild chocolate. flavor is very yeasty and doughy with some dark fruits. a dry and yeasty finish. watery body. defines mediocrity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9232) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
This cloudy brown ale poured with a thin tan head that quickly disappeared. There is an acidic aroma. The flavor is of smoky malt, caramel and candy sugar with a chalky slightly bitter finish. It’s fairly well-balanced, but a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
12oz bottle from Bev Mo Carmel Mountain. My favorite beer from Nimbus. Pours a deep, slightly hazed amber with a small beige head.......some lacing. Nose had hints of caramel, nutmeg, citrus fruits, and a light hop presence. Finish was smooth and very inviting, made me want another.

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