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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nimbus - Old Monkeyshine

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Old Monkeyshine
Nimbus Brewing Company LLC
3850 E. 44th
Tucson, AZ USA
Est. 1996

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep brown color with some ruby tones.
Malty smell up front to dry hops. Sweet and sour notes throughout.
Two finger off-white head that leaves some strings of lacing.
Raisins and a nutty, dry flavor balance the malts, while the hops bring it in balance.
Moderate amount of carbonation.
Full flavor, medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Malty sweetness will pull you in over and over, masking the over eight percent ABV. If you've tried English Strong Ales before, there will be no surprises here, except pleasant ones. The rich malted roastiness envelops your tongue in a nicely sweet coat. Dashes of hops bittering round out the sweetness.

Well done, well done indeed.

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