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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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. Were 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. Its a winner!

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Wowzers! This is great stuff. It has a distinct roasted malt aroma and a very light hop aroma. The taste is malty, roasted coffee-like and just downright good. It reminds me of some of the dopplebock beers I've had, but with a lighter body. Damn good beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (7176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Tap. Pours clear chestnut, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, toffee, hint of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle to s pint... Mahogany with off white head. Sweet roasted malt with some subtle spiciness... Very good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boisebeerguy (205) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
12 oz bottle. I did not enjoy this beer at all. A lot of off flavors that did not mix well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (4307) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1996) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Draft at brewpub. Clear deep ruby amber, off-white/tan head. Aroma mostly just malty. Flavor malt forward. Caramel. Toffee. Alcohol. Earth. Minimal bitter. Not sweet. Good balance. I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (832) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Very malty, sweet, raisin, dark fruit. Nice mix. Slight bitter finish. Very enjoyable beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4357) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is toasty with some bread coming through. Taste is also toasty with a nice crisp bite to it. Decent beer, but nothing spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Darker brown and clear appearance with a light tan head. Dark malts, molasses, touch of dark fruits, toasted grains, roast, bitter chocolate, light toffee/caramel and mild earthy hops. Medium to full body with a mildly bittersweet finish. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
From bottle poured into a glass...very dark & thick with a beige head...taste is strong and sweet with a slight Hoppiness. I taste hints of roasted nuts, coffee and chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1910) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Massive thick, rich malt. Caramel is strong. Clear, dark brown head with moderate khaki head. Taste is cloying thick malt. Viscous and oily. Slight floral hops.


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