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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Once again, this is a new style to me and I have to say that I really enjoyed this beer. Poured a beautiful dark brown with a thick creamy head. This beer had so much malt and caramel to ot. Very low carbination and lacing was nice also. I did detect some rasin or fig hints to it too. I thought it was a great beer, but a stong ale? hmmmm I don’t think so, maybe I’m wrong.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
poured into new sam adams pint. pours a clear dark brown amber with mild caramel head, sweet candy aroma. light, sweet, and mild with a malty candy finish. reminds me of newcastle. has a mild to light aftertaste, a good session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours Light brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, dark fruit, and spices. The flavor is mostly caramel, some dark fruit, and mild bitterness. Ok body, decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3128) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2007
its got the decent flavors of dark malts and caramel.no bitter flavors are in this beer due the fact that this a after dinner drink or an winter warmer. slightly nutty too

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6235) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Possibly filtered, but probably not pasteurised. ABV is 5.3%. As a cask ale it was voted "Champion Winter Beer of Britain 1998". Chestnut coloured beer, rich off-white to beige head. Very nice malty aroma with oaky and vinous notes, also caramel and dark fruits. Malty flavour with caramel, some raisiny and vinous notes, moderate hops. Moderate carbonation, soft mouthfeel. A pleasant beer to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Dark brown/ruby topped by a small, frothy, off white cap. Mild flavor and aroma- roasted toffee, toasted grains, light cocoa powder. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Drinkable, would not buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick yellow head. Caramel aroma with undertones of orange? Sweet caramel taste with a subtle hoppiness. A slight tang in the aftertaste. This was too watery for a strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4620) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2007
500 mL pours a dark brown-ruby, with a medium head that lasts and leaves sticky lace. Aroma is dryish brown sugar, bananas, and raisins soaked in alcohol and licorice. Taste is similar with additional toasted nut and molasses; occasional raisin-chocolate-smoke. Finishes dry-tingly and slightly sour with some metallic hops and dry yeast flavors. Palate is mostly smooth and dry, with a more watery and light body than expected. It appears and tastes mostly like a good brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and english malt flavor with some light grassy and floral hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2007 I feel a little wimpy drinking a 5.3% strong ale. Has a sort of fresh scrubbed glass/detergent aroma that I swear is not from my glass. It is a sharp, but clean kind of aroma that defies more detailed explanation. The body is a chestnut, copper-brown color and holds a diminishing tan, pinky sized head. Mild raisin/grain fore. Kind of brown ale tasting, but without the nutty notes. Has some scaled down fruit cake/Belgian ale-like flavors, but it too watery to really wow. Very faint hop bitterness in the finish. Decent enough, but I won’t be rushing back for it.


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