Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty, dark fruits aroma and taste, metallic. Medium body with a metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of cocoa powder. Flavour of malts, caramel and hops with notes of cocoa powder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a chestnut brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light fruitiness, and cocoa. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, caramel, and a hint of fruit. An enjoyable English ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Handsome pour, a rich brown body with ruby highlights and a creamy beige head. The aroma is malty with molasses, fresh apple skins, and just a hint of earthy bitterness. A sweet malty drink, caramel mostly, with molasses and fruit and a light nuttiness. Very nicely blended and quite drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Chestnut colour with a thick cream head. Aroma is malty, fruity, hoppy with brown sugar. Flavours are toasted sweet malts, brown sugar and caramel. The solid malts background allows this to get away with a lot of sweet elements yet still remain a drinkable and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
(500 ml bottle: $3.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) There’s no mistaking what this beer is all about: both the flavor and aroma are very caramely and sugary sweet like candy. The sugar on the palate isn’t quite dark or rich enough to be molasses, it’s more brown sugar to me. A moderate toastiness and even some breadiness emerges in the finish. Hops and bitterness are very mild, though there is a little bite in the finish. Medium bodied but the sweetness gets a bit cloying after several sips. Very dark amber, almost ruddy-brown in color. Clarity is nearly perfect and the light-tan head rises to half an inch on the pour before settling to a wide ring. Lacing is decent, leaving crystalline, irregular honeycomb-like pattern on the glass. I really want to like this beer, but it’s just too damn sugary to me. And after awhile, the unbalanced, one-dimensionality of the sugary caramel wears on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2006
just fairly enjoyable typically light palate with almost no stature or presence. merely tolerable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Pint bottle. Pours to a bright, deep brown color, with a soapy white head that fades, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is malty with aromas of sweet malt, nuts, and treacle. The palate is soft with good flavors of sweet malt, light estery fruit, and flavors of treacle and molasses. This beer finishes with more sweet malt and molassess flavor, and has just enough flowery hop bitterness to take the cloying edge off this beer. A very enjoyable pint of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - MAY 17, 2006
simple brew. nothing fancy, just a typical british brown ale; but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2006
(500ml bottle) Medium beige head atop a crystal clear chestnut body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light nut, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, peach, some brown sugar, finishing with a light earthiness. Medium body, light stickiness.

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