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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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!

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bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draft, Rich amber beer with a cream head. Cocoa and malt aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light cocoa.

3.4
wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: Dark roasty malt. A little caramel, but mostly just malt. Appearance: Dark, translucent rust body, sparse off-white head. Taste: All roasty, semi-sweet malt, and a little bit of caramel again. Palate: You don’t taste the 8.2% alcohol. At all. Short finish. Mild sweetness, mild bitterness. Overall: Great beer. Watch out! It will creep up on you and mess you up. Drinks easy, nice and malty, but dangerous haha.

3.2
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark color with a big off white head. No notes on aroma. Flavor had some dark fruit, and a bit of sweetness and hop bitterness. A tad on the thin side for the abv.

3.5
chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my new silipint. A: Poured dark reddish-brown, with a proper, creamy tan head that lasted a good while and left good lacing. S: Smells like toasted sweet malt with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Taste: dark malts with hints of dark fruits, caramel, and roasted nuts. M: Medium-low carbonation wrks well for this full-bodied beer, Very smooth. O: A very tasty English style pub ale with remarkably well hidden alcohol.

4.8
Pasharnik (1) - - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
It's what I would call an acquired taste; but once acquired nothing else will do. Pasharnik

3.4
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac. Nice looking pour - dark reddish brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is caramel apple, butterscotch, toasted malt and molassess. I liked the aroma better than the taste presented the toasted malt and caramel, but not a lot of complexity. There was a kind of metallic taste that kept creeping in and a bit more sourness than i prefer. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Mouth feel was fairly thick despite only moderate carbonation. Interesting brew, glad I’d tried.

2.7
olr1984 (1530) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
12oz bottle pours amber with tan head. Toasted malt caramel aroma and taste.

2.8
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours a cola color with a sweet molasses aroma mixed with hops. Taste is the same with a caramel aftertaste. A little bitter after the swallow. The alcohol content comes through throughout the beer.

3.1
AR (1002) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
This beer has a definite English flavor with mild caramel. Slightly bitter with subdued malts. It is very drinkable.

3.2
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Cherry-mahogany color, tiny irregular head, small collar, semi-adhesive. Very slight aroma, nutty. It’s sort of similar to Belgian Dubbels I’ve had, but it’s more bitter without being hoppy. Kind of burnt taste, some dark fruits. Definitely not bad, I’d like to try it on tap.


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