Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2894) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Dark red-amber with a long lasting head and thick lace. Solid sweet caramel malt with overtones of sorghum molasses and biscuit. As it moves through the palate a smooth floral hop bittering provides a cleansing balance. At the finish, sweetness re-emerges. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 1991. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear reddish amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight treacle toffee and roast barley in the short but pleasant aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts deliver a good maltloaf body with sultana fruit, dates and sweet soft toffee notes. Dry hop prickle in the brief aftertaste but this soon fades to reveal a warming alcoholic malty finish with a dry liquorice edge. An excellent English Strong Ale and very hard to find north of the border.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark ruby brown with a small head. Woody chocolate malt nose, hint of caramel. Sweet malt front, red fruit notes and a slightly spiced coffee finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4164) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2011
Cask @ Bon Accord. Brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is slight chocolate malts, bit of caramel. Flavour of chocolate and caramel and a bit of fruits. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Ligth cola colour with little head. Nose with dar crystal malt, caramel and a touch of fruitcake A soft beer wich medium body and a fine length. tasing of caramel, dried fruit and fruitcake. really nice ale with lot of taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2832) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark toffee with a good coat of beige head. Very fruity aroma with some cocoa and toffee, nutty Sherry. Slightly oily body. Sweet dried fruit and toffee, dry woody finish. First few sips I was thinking around 2.5 but this really grew on me as I drank it. Gets no favours from being bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7635) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Chestnut with a fine beige skim. Aroma a bit Old Peculier; varnished wood with hints of liquorice, dried milk powder and muscovado sugar. Flavour of burnt Twiglet, liquorice, brown sugar, slightly leathery, doppelbock-like malt. No hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcasta (841) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 11, 2010
que buena la birria inglesa oscura. estas ales son lo que verdaderamente se aprecia

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2005) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Slightly ruby hued amber, tan head. Sweet toffee and spice aroma. Balanced flavour, initially sweet with a clove spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4660) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Clear, medium-dark ruby red-brown with an almost white head, good UK pint bottle. Hated the stupid monkey on the label. A great bitter aroma. Sweet, not heavily bittered, raisiny-vinous notes. Bitterness kicks in during the finish. Medium to medium-light body. Bitter ale, light cereal, prunes in the finish. Chan’s Wine World, Panama City Beach, FL.

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