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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2005
Deep ruby amber with a smallish beige head and brief lace. Malty and molasses malt with a touch of bandaid aroma. Nice medium chewy palate. Low pleasant sweet malt medium bitter hops start moving back to caramel and toffee sweet but not cloying finish. Lotsa nice character for a 5.3% ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. I am with imdownthepub on this beer. Mahogany colour with a cream head. Dark fruits and malt on nose (black cherry) good malty flavours with some chocolate but mostly caramel and nice hop to balance. Not too sweet for a beer of this strength and very nice indeed

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Brown to dark amber color; creamy head. Malty aroma, and caramel. Strong caramel taste, with some hops, but too much caramel (bitter) to be good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2005
Clear deep reddy amber body with an off-white head and good trails of lacing. Excellent aroma - malts-roasted, plus fruity notes. Smooth medium body but thin mouthfeel, soft carbonation, raisin, soft sweet liquorice, pepper, maybe cinnamon, can’t find the chocolate that other raters mention but can see where they are coming from. This beer was drunk at just the right temperature, I only wish I had a proper thermometer so I could take a note at which temperature it was served at, for future reference.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm 1 March 2005
Dark ruby with a persistent head. Sweetish but otherwise in a good balance. Initially very clean, but in the end after warming up a bit some appely notes could be detected.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Nut brown. Apple aroma. Sweet, some wax, candy and mashed apples. Fruity and malty with soft, filling mouthfeel and pleasantbiter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2004
Ferm beer with a warm-brown color and a fluffy white head. It has a rich aroma of fine roasted malts with a hoppy accent. The taste is original and it has a smooth mouthfeel with hints of ripe fruits, touch of pepper, caramel and fine malts. It ends in a bitterness of roasted malts and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Dark chestnut colour. Sweetish malt aroma, but an unexpected (but pleasant) bitterness to go with the malt on the palate. Just a hint of licorice too. Quite clean and surprisingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength. In fact, if anything, a bit thin. (or, at least, thinner than anticipated). Decent, but not terribly exciting. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2003
Bottled. Redbrown with white head. Fresh aroma of toast, iron and green apples. Sweet roasted flavor with little bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Deep red colour with bubbly pinkish head. Malts all the way with this, rich, slightly fruity with some chocolate richness. Strong and thick. Good beer.


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