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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
.5L bottle poured into pint glass. pours dark amber with a thin tan head. smells of nuts and lightly toasted malts. flavor is cocoa and raisins with a well balanced finish. very full bodied, almost chewy. very smooth and quite sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
espenra (922) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
50cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2010-02. It poured an amber orange colour with a medium big foamy light-brown head that settled down slowly in the glass. The aroma is fruity with notes of sweet roasted malts. The flavour is also sweet with notes of caramel, some unspecified fruit and roasted malts. It has a short aftertaste. Nothing special, but an overall nice and very drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (888) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle at Voldby Koebmandsgaard, DK. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nice aroma of malts and coffee. Taste is dark fruits, sweet malts and a hint of coffee. Nice light bitter smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (881) - 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (848) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
Tempting head and color. Nice "aly" smell. Hoppy and oaky but a little too sweet in the finish.

3.8
   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

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2008
Tasted 20/04/2008. Pours a reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Buttery caramel and a little milk chocolate dominates the nose, with a little stewed fruit, toffee and alcohol. Medium-heavy weight with a nice mild carbonation. Buttery sweetness comes to dominate the mouth, making it a little too cloying (and making me think of some sort of Monteithís "Old Ale"). A bit one dimensional in the mouth. A little more hop bite or roasted malt would make for a very enjoyable strong.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle...pours a dark amber color...minimal tannish head. Fruity malt nose...sweet, wow basically overly sweet malt flavor, maybe some caramelish toffee notes in there. Nahh, this ainít getting it done. It says "A powerful smooth strong ale...". Donít believe it for a second. Iíd believe a powerfully fruity sloppy mess, but thatís about it. Thin and crappy. Donít waste your time on this.


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