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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 253   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1156) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2006
30 Jan 06 - Light sweet malt and vinuos aroma. Clear medium colour, head is Ok but doesn’t retain, with suds lacing. Light sweet malt hop flavour. Thin with a light malt and hop aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Swan Inn, Stone 20/07/2001 Dark coloured and strong in alcohol. Fruity like a porter with a whisky flavoured finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
An amber beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel - and so is the flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Copper color with a small, but stable khaki colored lid. Loads of lace. Really need to sniff deep to catch much from this one. HInts of earthy malt and dark caramel. Yup, quite english in flavor. Some earth malt and a ever so mild licorice bite. Certainly nothing exciting. Fairly thin in feel. Nice bitter linger, but the flavors, or lack thereof, left me wanting more. But not necessarily more of this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ohitsbrad (8) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2006 does not count
7 December 2005, Bottled Best Before Nov 05: Dark brown clear colour with a small frothy head and minimal lacing. Aroma is of chocolatey malt and raisins. Roasted chocolate taste and a little bitter. Exceptionally smooth mouthfeel, very pleasant, almost velvety and low carbonation. Overall rather easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2005
Tasted from the bottle around use-by and poured, quite cool, into an English pint. Clear, deep brownish copper body with a thin, soapy tan head that left a little legs. Mellow, dusty cocoa and crumbly fudge nose with stronger pulped fruit wafts coming through after a few sniffs reminiscent of cherries, blackberries and zesty raspberries. Quite inviting. Instantly rich and smooth in the mouth on first sip. Full in body and soft in carbonation. Quite doughy, with dried zesty and spicy fruits blending well into a little smokiness and a lightly malty bitter back. Light hint of burnt sugars with the fruit added a little sweetness, but it was otherwise quite dry on the palate and finished off quite long and dominated by dark fruity malt tones. I quite liked this one, as I have with all of the Daleside beers. Simple, balanced and effective. Quite nice!!! (50cL, BBE Nov ’05)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6174) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2005
Clear brown, small head. Bready aroma with some soft caramel. Pleasantly mellow palate, mostly malt with a bit of apply fruit. I wouldn’t call this "powerfully strong" as they declare, but it is tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with minmal head. Quite malty with a delicate choclate edge. Raisins and dates perhaps. Low bitterness but enough to keep things in balance. Medium bodied. Three years ago I would have loved this for it’s heavy maltyness - now I just like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005
Clear ruby colourwith a persistent creme head. Sweet fruity aroma. Huge malt flavour with raisins and some roasty bitterness. This is for a true malthead.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Clear dark brown with low but persistent off-white head. Caramel, chocolate and nuts in the flavour with light finishing bitterness. Medium body with fair carbonation. Bottle. Entered from notes.


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