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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%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours very dark brown. Aroma and taste is malty and has some wood. Also some hops in the aroma. The malt is litte to burnt and the finish is to dry and harsh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jayb0 (1081) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Wrongly guessed that this would be a belgian triple when I ordered it by name only. I was surprised but not unhappy with the beer. It is not really strong or "powerful". It is an easy drinking beer that doesn’t offend, smoothly delivering a decent, maybe overly sweet, malt character balanced reasonably by hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark chestnut brownish red, with a tannish head that disappears slowly. Wet, dripping lacing. Big caramel aroma, with soft chocolate and some toffee, too. Nice. Flavor has caramel, and some bizarre BBQ-sauce tinge, but not smoky. Metallic aftertaste. Thin, watery body. Refreshing taste, and easy to drink. Unique flavors, but wouldn’t call it a strong ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1009) - ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
On cask at Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival. Dark ruby/brown ale with a small tan head. Smells malty, roasty and toasty. Tastes of cocoa biscuits with a little bit of raisin and peach. Not much bitterness, more a sweetness to the finish. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
5.3% and not a bad beer but they have annoyed me immensely, if the monkey had been hanging I would have really enjoyed it but at the time I was too confused by the drivel on the label. The label on the back claims that the beer was named for an old legend (to do with my home town), en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_hanger but it is obviously not, it is named after a type of adjustable spanner and nothing to do with the legend. I can not see why they even bothered printing it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding. Deep reddish amber with a small off white head. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, nuts and sugar. Malty flavour with notes of toffee, chocolate and dark fruit.

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenH (925) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, chocolate, coffee, nuts, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,


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