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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!


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justinlaz (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011 does not count
A great, flavorful and strong beer (8%). Its a great mix of fruit and caramel and is surprising every time I take a sip. A great find for any true connoisseur.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours a light brown head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-licorice. Taste is sweet medium malt-licorice/roasty, some spice hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Cloudy brown pour, head dissipated quickly except for a bit around the edge of the glass. Good toasty aroma, but light. Good flavor of toasted malt, with a hint of caramel on the finish. A very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On draft at the brewery in Tucson, Arizona Poured a beautiful dark amber/copper color. Off white head. Taste included notes of caramel and nut. Recommended

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 11, 2011
Dark with a beige head. Caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and booze in the nose. Fairly thick body. Flavor is much the same as the aroma with a bit of the alcohol shoing in the finish. Quite nice. Hides that 8% pretty well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
[Tap] Pours a copper color with a slight haze to it. Nice cap of white head. Aroma of molasses, hazelnut, and citrus hops. The taste is of mild cocoa, earthy malts, sweet toffee and breakfast pastries, brown sugar and dry roast. Noticeable alcoholic warming. Lingering dry spices and hops. Average mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Not bad. I would have rated this higher, but the balance seemed a little bit out of whack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle purchased by my wife in AZ, 2008. Pours an attractive dark reddish brown with a grey/white head which fades quickly. Rich aroma of toffee, wood and a tinge of oxidation. Flavor has heavy notes of rich caramel, candy apples, wood, toffee, brown sugar and earthy British hops. Has a nice balancing bitterness in the finish. Full, round and creamy with moderate carbonation. Really nice beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft. Pours clear ruby, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is lightly boozy, red fruit, spice, some spicy/herbal hop notes. Flavours of red fruit/toffee, spice. I just didn’t groove on this one, I found it watery, bland, confused, and pedestrian. Nothing I would purchase again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Old Monkeyshine pours a deep rosy chocolate, or mahogany brown with a one inch beige head. Initially, I noticed it seemed hazy, but as it warmed up it seemed to become clearer. The foam left faint islands of lace on the top of the liquid that held up until the very end and there was minimal spotty, clean lacing sticking to the glass. --- The nose was rather simple and light, but enjoyable all the same. There was quite a bit of sweet roasted malts and caramel, a touch of fruit (I keep wanting to say strawberries), and some left-behind toffee. Though there wasn’t much to decipher, it was very pleasing and crisp. --- I would say that Old Monkeyshine has a medium-light body with light carbonation that aids the Kent Golding hops in creating a mild spiciness throughout the drink. The hops really shine more in the mouth than under the nose, but they mix really well with the strong roasted malts and caramel, neither overpowering nor lingering in the depths. The best thing about this brew is that although it holds a hefty 8.2% AVB in a 12oz bottle, the only time the alcohol is noticeable is when your head becomes airy and delicately fuzzy halfway through. There is no trace of alcohol in the aroma, and the roasted malts do a fantastic job of keeping the taste out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
on tap at the brewery(22Jan11)pours light brown with a thin to medium cream head. Aroma is a mix of brown sugar and light roast with mild grassy hops. Flavor is nice, biscuit, light roast, coffee, thin toffee and almost citrus in the finish. Dangerously drinkable at 8%, I think my pint was gone in about 3 minutes without giving it much thought.


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