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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7755) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2008
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget) On April 28, 2008. BB March 2009. Clear copper color, light brown head. Malty, fruity and a bit hoppy scent. Malty, chocolate, roasted, sweet scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Grainy, roasted and chocolate aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Herbal raisin and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Slightly sweet raisin and toffee malt flavor. Decent body. Good - straight forward.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Dark chestnut colour. Sweetish malt aroma, but an unexpected (but pleasant) bitterness to go with the malt on the palate. Just a hint of licorice too. Quite clean and surprisingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength. In fact, if anything, a bit thin. (or, at least, thinner than anticipated). Decent, but not terribly exciting. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Bricklayers.
Nice red brown colour but no head. Straight forward but nicely balanced malt and hops aroma. Alcohol shows in the mouth but in a really pleasing way. Creamy caramel malt, nice bitterness in the finish with some lingering vanilla after. An enjoyable all rounder.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy but lasting off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Roasted barley malt aroma with fruity notes caramel and nuts. Flavor with astonishingly much hops bitterness caramel nuts and fruit. High carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Wow, strong ale, eh? Not really sure it fits into this style. 16.9 oz bottle that pours out mostly clear brown with slight red hue that gets the color close to amber. It has a thin tan colored head too. The aroma has a couple of malt notes such as sweet malts with a hint of roastiness, biscuit malts and vague dark fruitiness as well. Nice malty flavor that yields snippets of roasted malts, biscuit malts and a hint of caramel malts. About midway a more roasted malt surfaces along with the vague dark fruitiness picked up in the nose. Very tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6644) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2005
Clear brown, small head. Bready aroma with some soft caramel. Pleasantly mellow palate, mostly malt with a bit of apply fruit. I wouldn’t call this "powerfully strong" as they declare, but it is tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Like it. Brown coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, malty aroma, grain too and caramel. Sweet flavor, nice malty notes, ight bitter finish. Creamy and soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2001
unremarkable. slightly tangy but you have to go looking for it.


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