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Nimbus Old Monkeyshine - Nimbus Brewing Company

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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 8.2% alcohol by volume content. It's a winner!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2002)
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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Hoppy_McMalt, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

LXIXME, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

AaronOp, Jan 18, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think this beer is very understated. It starts out with hop notes and then complexly traverses an earthy porter finish. It is a fresh beer that could be drank year round as it is fresh, but also dark and could be appreciated in the winter time after a day working outside or by the campfire.

TucsonJames, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

lzepplin01, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

crobinso, Dec 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ExpendableCrewman, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Slipperyphoton, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BillRoth, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Camjmorton, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bongobeer, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A small head of off white foam on top of a clear, dark brown body. An aroma of toffee and musty hops. Dry, caramel and burnt toast with some molasses in the finish. Medium body, average carbonation, and a dry finish. Not bad, fairly bland but inoffensive.

nickfl, Sep 02, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No head really on a deep amber brown clear body. No lace really. Aroma of breads, toasted malts, nuts, molasses and earthy hops. Flavor is also very toasty opening with nuts, toasted malts and earthy but finishing with brown sugar, caramel, rye . Medium body and moderate carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden. This one is flavorful and definitely one of the better of the style.

kylehay2004, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Lovely85, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

HellkatSally, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CesarLopes, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jwoolfe, Jul 31, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a Pepsi brown with good head and lacing. Aroma is molasses with dark fruit. Taste is caramel, tobacco, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is little harsh, but nice dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. I'm liking this better as it warms up - I bet it's really good on tap. Not a style that I'm typically interested in but I can see the appeal.

coldriver, Jul 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

gleemonger, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Nimbus Brewery.

A: Pours a clear light brown-golden hue with a thin white lace that quickly dissipates leaving a decent lace.

S: Slightly fruity malt aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a fruity malt flavor that finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Decent English Strong Ale – lots of alcohol but blended in nicely with the malt.

ckollias, Jun 03, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. Coarse looking carbonation bubbles.

S: Smells like toasted sweet malt with hints of brown sugar and caramel.

Taste: Moderately strong flavor featuring dark malts with hints of dark fruits, caramel, and roasted nuts. Good sweet/bitter balance.

M: Medium-low carbonation works well for this full-bodied beer, Very smooth.

O: A flavorful English style pub ale with remarkably well hidden alcohol. Recommended.

chinchill, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

JeffreyJDavis, May 28, 2013
Nimbus Old Monkeyshine from Nimbus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.