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RATINGS: 249   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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3.9
Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 This is dark copper with an alcoholy, nut, malt, and light smoke character. This is a good strong English ale impression. RE-RATE after visiting the brewpub ... pretty much same comments ... strong, but not overpoweringly sugared. Sweet, but balanced. Good stuff.

3.9
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle thanks to Hillbilly: Pours a dark red and brown color, clear with very low carbonation. Musters a tiny head for about 10 seconds before fading away. Aroma of malt sugars and red apples and some herbal hops. Not what i was expecting. Flavor is very malty and fruity, lots of the red apple flavor, some red grapes in there as well, carmel. molasses and some toasty roasted malt and a medium nice earthy and floral hop bitterness. Medium body that approaches thick. Finishes fairly dry and kinda crisp. Very unique and satisfying.

3.9
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Had on tap at Hamiliton’s Tavern. Poured hazy amber hue, nose was malty with a hint of chocolate. Flavor was a lightly sweet caramel/chocolate malt, light hops. This one finishes with a nice creamyness and lingers for just the right amount of time. A very unique and enjoyable brew, very well done and quite nice!

3.9
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
aroma is a spicy mix of malt and floral hops. flavor is heavy with dark fruit, brandy, spicy hops, an a long, bitter, malty finish. pours clear dark brown with a fluffy tan head.

3.9
dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Thanks to maltajo for the bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin off white head. English toffee, cherry and hints of hops in the aroma.Taste is smooth malt, spicy and touches of brown sugar. An excellent english ale.

3.9
Cybercat (6336) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Aroma is mainly hoppy and woody, not strong but inviting. It pours a clear umber with a thick, fine-bubbled wheat head. Malty flavor has notes of hops, caramel and cloves. Texture has decent body and fizz. In the mood for some monkeyshines? Here dey iz!

3.9
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Very malty, sweet, raisin, dark fruit. Nice mix. Slight bitter finish. Very enjoyable beer

3.8
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A gift from a friend in AZ. Poured into a pint glass being dark amber brown with a one inch tan head that laced nicely down the glass during consumption. Strong malty sweetness of caramel & very light booze. Definite dark fruity roasted toffee yet a dry finish of hops. Like the bitter end of this beverage. Balanced very well. Overall this is a better than average English style pub beer. Would easily consume again.

3.8
zoucrew102 (2236) - - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. Rich caramel malt aroma with some roasted toffee. Pours brownish amber with a light brown head and decent lacing. Sweet caramel with some brown sugary notes. Finishes with the roasted toffee and just a bit of hops at the very end. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle shared. Clear dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has oaly vanilla notes. Hints of fudge and toffee in the taste. Sweet and roasty as well. Big body and medium carbonation.


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