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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. Weíre 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. Itís a winner!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2010
12oz bottle pours a dark almost black amber color with small creamy head that dies quickly. Aroma of roasted caramel. Beer has quite the nice medium body to it that finishes sweet. Very balanced taste with the sweetness of the malts and the bitter of the hops lightly lingering in the background. The warning on the bottle is true, the 8% alcohol is well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (424) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert. Nice roasty taste with malt and caramel. Sweet aftertaste. Kinda reminded me of a cola almost. Thin mouthfeel with some carbination.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
bottle from cibo pizza in phoenix. Great food, and this was a really good beer. balanced, sweet, mellow and not watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Decent beer. Pours slightly hazy brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma and flavor of caramel, and sweet malt dominating. Little hops, slight nut flavor. Average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (531) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Clear reddish brown color/ fleeting head. Nice ripe dark pit fruit, spicy sweet aromas. medium body. Sharp, spicy caramel flavors with ripe pit fruits, mildly boozy finish. decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Dark almondskin, clear. Small light tan head. Aroma seems trapped. Hidden caramel and spruce. Tasty and rich, good caramel malt and good structure, very creamy. Little rose petal finish. Good on ya.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight ruby with a khaki pin stripe. Aroma: Apples and red apple skin and alcohol. Taste: Red apple skins, finishes with bitter hops. Mouthfeel: Watery, big time. Overall: A lousy beer. Iím hoping it was a bad bottle, and not what the beer was supposed to be. Also, maybe Iím sensitive, but the bottle with the monkey squashing a water melon was a bit bizarre to me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6072) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours red/dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, and taste is malty with a bit of sweet candy taste. Alcohol is hidden well, and the flavor is very solid. Not bad!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3654) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Yeasty hay nose. Milk dark copper, huge tan head, good lacing. Flavor is rusty and metallic, with cherry notes present. Alcohol is not noticeable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
Hazy dark amber color. Earthy caramel aroma, very light manure too. Medium body strength, caramel flavor, but with cabbage off-flavor, vegetables. Correct bitterness. Wrong.


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