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RATINGS: 248   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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drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
12oz bottle. pours murky reddish brown with biege head. aroma notes of dough, toasted biscuit, yeast, some raisins, and mild chocolate. flavor is very yeasty and doughy with some dark fruits. a dry and yeasty finish. watery body. defines mediocrity.

3
yespr (48100) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
From bottle, 8A Papsoes New Zealand vs US blind tasting. Pours slight hazy orange to brown with a lacing off-white head. Light yeasty and light fruity aroma. Fruity and light acidic to sour note in the flavour. Gains a slowly rising bitter finish. Has a light caramel malt flavour.

3
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Pours an almost clear amber golden with a small, off-white head. Light tartness in the aroma and a nutty whiff. Medium body with notes of nuts and roasted malt. Lightly bitter finish. 250308

3
nimbleprop (8811) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2008
This came in a trade with Shyam. Thanks! Pours a deep copper brown with ruby hues and head that is absolutely non-existent. The aroma right out of the fridge and right out of the bottle was extremely mild, but once it warmed there was a subtle malt aroma that included a touch of spice and biscuit. Flavor was very sugary with plenty of caramel and brown sugar but not a lot else. Finish was a little dry with a touch of lasting sweetness. Drinkable, even with the high alcohol content, but very forgettable.

3
emacgee (4708) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a translucent dark copper with a fizzy light tan head. The nose is musty, old paper, malty, kind of sweet. The flavor is old and papery, musty, earthy, basement, not too hot.

2.9
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a reddish-dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, molasses, licorice, toasted oats, nuts, cocoa, and coconut. Flavor of cocoa, burnt malt, caramel, and some fruit with a bitter finish. Complex and unique, but somewhat unbalanced.

2.9
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Cloudy dark amber with tiny off white head. Sweet and slightly sour aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Same goes for the flavor.

2.9
nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours a filtered amber color from the bottle with a fluffy off-white head. Much closer to a scotch ale than an english strong. Smells and tastes of barley, faint roast, caramel, and tomato paste. Thin.

2.9
fiulijn (21461) - 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.

2.9
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, 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!


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