Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A powerful smooth strong ale to suit all tastes. Monkey Wrench is mid brown to ruby in hue with aromas of fruit hops malt and roast malt together with some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle: Pours an amber/brown hue with a creamy dense tan head. The aroma has a great malt presence. Smooth sweet dark fruits- maple, plum hints and a subtle cocoa edge. The texture is great, soft carbonation. Feels like a well conditioned cask. Rich malt presence. Cakey, roasty, some bitter dark fruit skins and nutty suggestions. Later flowery British hop bitterness mingles with residual toasted cocoa notes into the finish. Nice malt character, and great texture. I would love to get a pint of this from a cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffe, dry, hop. Flavour is roasted, coffee, dry, hop, malt. Nice body and a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2008
Dark red copper color with a mediumthick tan head. Sweet malty toffe aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavour with a pleasant hopiness and slightly roasty finish. Mediumbodied, soft on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Nice dark brown ale, with a gorgeous frothy light tan head. Strong malty/mollasses aroma, creamy than thick, dark fruits, slight roast. Nutty malty, toffeeish tastes dominate, the nuttiness being more towards the nd. Nice on the palate. Overall a very nice beer,,gets way better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2008
Dark, redish amber with a medium off-white head. Malty and fruity notes. Malt, caramle and some hopiness. Medium body with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle. A copper body, clear, with a decent beige head. Roasted, sweetish nose with dried fruits and caramel. Full-bodied and a bit sticky mouthfeel with flavors of roasted malt, dried fruits and dark sugars. Roasted bitterness. Pleasant finish with dried fruits, sugar and roasted bitterness. A really pleasant one, possibly deserving a higher score. (080905)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Aromas are sweet toffee malts with caramel and some fruitiness. Flavours are sweet malts with a light undetermined fruitiness and and lightly dry, bitter finish. Simple but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
Big beige head. Deep dark red translucent body. Sweet malty aroma with earthy toffee and floral hop notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy malt taste with chocolate notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel, with what feels like mild alcohol burn (at 5.3%?). Dry burnt earthy aftertaste. Very nice! (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Göteborg.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1585) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Pint bottle purchased on vacation in Rangeley, Maine. Pours a clear ruby brown, the color of iced tea, with a small off white & minimal lacing. Aroma is malty with minimal scent of fruits. Flavor is initially toffee candy which quickly fades to roasted malt and very minor chocolate. Smooth palate, easy drinking beer. Nothing all that secial, but I don’t regret buying it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1359) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
Short foam that dissapears fast. Dark red-amber colour. Lots of sweet fruits and caramell malt aroma. Also some english hops. Full bodied sweet mild taste. Low bitterness.

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