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RATINGS: 255   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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2.8
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Brown caramel color, light head and lacing. Nose is again, vegetal with some alcohol and fruity notes showing themselves. The flavor is fairly woody with some dry malts and splinters. Finishes with a light sherry note along with some maple and plum notes. Zug.

3.3
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light roasted and chocolate and caramel malts plus light hops and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad just mediocre.

3.6
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Thanks gunhaver for the share. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose is brown sugar, plums, lots of malt, currants, and some noticeable hops. Flavor is sweet malt, currant, brown sugar, wood, vanilla, hops, and again, plum goodness. Generally nice beer.

3.9
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Light brown color. Deep malt flavor, not very hoppy. Lighter bodied . Nice flavor. Rich and round. Mouthfeel is full and round. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
chinchill (5011) - 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.

3.8
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with jello tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel malt sweet and warming. I really dig this beer!

3
MarcoDL (4957) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of malt, smokey ham and chocolate. Taste has lots of iron and malt, with some smokeyness as well. Smells better than it tastes. Bummer.

3.1
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle from BevMo Tucson. Pours dark brown with a thin brown head which disappears quickly. Not much on the nose. Big malty sweetness on the tongue. Hides it alcohol well. Not particularly memorable.

3.1
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very darkened amber body with a half-inch-head head of beige foam.

Smell: Moderate toastiness, crunchy char, and a faint note of brown sugar. Some dark fruit, some aniseed, but more than one’s fair share of alcohol.

Taste: Well-toasted malts dosed with dark brown sugar. Slight burnt malt edge in back. Slight earthy hop hint. A touch of date, then licorice growing into a larger, albeit ill-defined spiciness adjoining the heated alcohol quality until the finish. Not too much going on here, sadly.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Lacks complexity, depth, and, more importantly, some much needed smoothness. For a second, I thought maybe some age would smooth it out, but I changed my mind.

3.7
jbruner (4742) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a hazy brown from the bottle with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit and caramel, hint of fruit and grass. Taste follows, almost like a scotch ale sweetness with a bit of boozy burn and hints of grass. Decent, dry finish.


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