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Nimbus Old Monkeyshine - Nimbus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some alcohol aromas. Taste is somewhat the same but there is a metallic flavor that overwhelms everything else. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer and not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:45:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-16-2012 02:11:47 | More by OldTime
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charlzm

California

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed December 14th, 2012 from my trusty Triple Petrus tulip/snifter. The bottle is labeled April 2012, so the beer is between 8 and 9 months old.

Beer pours a ruddy caramel brown with deep garnet highlights. Almost no head despite a moderate pour. Small amount of sheeting.

Aroma is cinnamon and brown sugar with a touch of vanilla and molasses.

Flavor is fruity with an unfortunate note of cardboard oxidization. I'm going to blame the screw-off lid (what were you thinking, Nimbus, putting a beer meant to be aged in a screw-top bottle???) Dark candied fruits mingle with a touch of bready malt, followed by a bold, bitter finish. Some peppery spice and alcohol heat on the finish.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick.

Overall, a fine beer. Don't age it in the 12 oz bottle, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 04:06:41 | More by charlzm
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gunther1205

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-12-2012 03:57:08 | More by gunther1205
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theParish


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-07-2012 08:22:16 | More by theParish
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-06-2012 00:32:50 | More by ralphw56
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-03-2012 20:44:45 | More by sendbeer
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-25-2012 03:44:46 | More by t0rin0
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bpop23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-20-2012 17:34:54 | More by bpop23
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-23-2012 05:06:54 | More by 2beerdogs
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 20:57:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Andrerhausen


4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-01-2012 02:25:11 | More by Andrerhausen
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khargro2

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-15-2012 03:50:17 | More by khargro2
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crownrl28

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-11-2012 00:10:09 | More by crownrl28
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 14 Mar 2011. Served in the (512) One snifter.

Smallish tan head. Well carbonated. Clear ruby brown in color. Aroma is roasty nuts with some toffee and cola. Fairly sweet and malty to start. Touch of cinnamon. Hazelnuts. Medium body, slightly warming ethanol. Flavor doesn't really linger, kind of washes out with a faint roasty bitterness at the end.

Finish is a bit disappointing but overall not bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 14:14:48 | More by htomsirveaux
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Auraan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-18-2012 02:06:18 | More by Auraan
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Perducci

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-15-2012 00:25:25 | More by Perducci
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-26-2012 04:53:43 | More by dmorgan310
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TFMyriad

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-22-2012 16:54:37 | More by TFMyriad
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MilkManX

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-17-2012 17:59:21 | More by MilkManX
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grubefresh

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-15-2012 04:33:37 | More by grubefresh
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bespin15

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-26-2012 22:34:51 | More by bespin15
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merryjoulton

Arkansas

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty deep brown mahogany hue. Head basically doesn't exist. Maybe a little bit of brown foam but thats about it. Smells like deep roasted malts. Don't detect any fruit, citrus, pine or any hint of hops. Tastes exactly like it smells. Has a full and thick mouthfeel. Overall a good beer. No complexity, but no flaws either. Just a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 03:12:00 | More by merryjoulton
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KaaosMachine

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-07-2012 20:41:26 | More by KaaosMachine
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-07-2012 07:19:59 | More by JohnLynch
Nimbus Old Monkeyshine from Nimbus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.