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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 255   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
Very dark amber, clear and a nice and creamy head. The aroma is malty and the flavour is sweetish, malty with burnt notes of caramel, light fruit and a moderate bitterness, that develops further in the finish in a citrussy way. 1814

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10125) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 21, 2000

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Swan Inn, Stone 20/07/2001 Dark coloured and strong in alcohol. Fruity like a porter with a whisky flavoured finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Reddish brown pour with an offwhite head. Aroma is pretty subtle with caramel, light peat and light roast. Flavor is malty and slightly hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Aromas are sweet toffee malts with caramel and some fruitiness. Flavours are sweet malts with a light undetermined fruitiness and and lightly dry, bitter finish. Simple but decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2007
For the record: my bottle carries the name of Monkey Wrench Dark Ale
Dark red-foxy beer with medium yellow-beige head. Lots of caramel, treacle even, tinge of moccha, and as the Bitter just tasted, green leaves. Sure it’s one of the typical UK hops. Sweet, portwine with definitely oxydized (malt) notes (strange, as the beer is given good for another 6 months). A bit of treacle, watered down to the limit, molasses. Roasted, certainly, but I’m still looking for the fruit. Unless they mean fruit as they mean "Cadbury’s", when they say "chocolate". Watery syrup. Slight burning in the end. Rather poor, compared to a good German Dunkles. As to "Strong"... All the same, thanks DanP. You sure warned me.
There must be something wrong in the UK. If a Yorkshire brewery calls its beer Leann these days,... Poor Paisley, I’d start having pity...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Ruby coppery pour with 1-finger tannish head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malty (slightly charred), red wine, British hops, some tannins, and peat mossy hints. Caramel malt and tart tannins dominate the taste, with some mild dark chocolate, earthy malty, and finishing hop notes, plus tinges of spirits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Bananas and white daisies (have you ever eaten those?) in a weak body of chocolate malt and hazelnuts…Easy to forget though…


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