Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 280   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (5148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is cereal malt, old attic woody notes, bandaid, plastic, dark fruit, and faint floral hops. Flavor is bready malts forward with some faint floral hops, some dark fruit esters, funk, and old wood; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy brown with a medium, bubbly off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cobwebs, dirty cellar and root vegetables with cookie and cereal malt, and notes of old, weathered linen. Flavor is light malt, hops and bitterness with moderate dirt and earthiness and a dry finish. Medium-light body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a decent head of foam as you take in the scents of malts with a hint of chocolate. It drinks much like a stout as it has that thicker and heavier taste to it. Nicely made and finishes rather smoothly. Something to try if you like heavier beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1410) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pour from a 16.9 oz bottle. SLightly cloudy brown ale with small head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet malts at the start and mild astringent hops in the finish. SLightly off taste in the very finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle from King&Godfree. Nice and malty. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and grain. Taste is sweet, slightly burnt, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Reddish tinges down the side of the glass. Small tan coloured head. Great nose of rich malts, dark fruits and a little alcohol. Really good. Flavours unfortunately dont quite hold up to the nose. Sweet with light bitter finish. Thinnish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
A hoppy ale in aroma and to an extent in character but negated by its strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6404) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Hand pulled pint at a Spoons in Tamworth before a Grimsby Town night match on 27th March 2012. Ruby/mid-brown coloured brew with an off-white head of closely knit bubbles. Aroma was both malty and fruity. Taste wise: it was again malty and fruity, a drier hop bitterness comes late on the palate but this is a primary a malty brew. Body depth is good and the alcohol sits well within the whole feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2012
How many dirty stinking apes does it take to throw a wrench in a bitter ale? Notes of chocolate and coffee, also looks like strong coffee. Nuts and raisins as well. Sweet flavor with caramel aftertaste. Very smooth, full bodied, and easy drinking. Needs more hopping, really more like a mild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17836) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Clear nutty brown with a big beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Oily. 050412

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