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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2008
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper with a medium off-white stable head. Quite anonymous malt aroma, some dried fruits and herbal and earthy hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle: Poured a woodsy, orange-tinged brown color with a thin, creamy, pock-marked head. The aroma is creamy, yet nutty. This drinks with a malty underbelly, but the upfront character has notes of nuts, dried fruit, and light caramel. The mouthfeel is uniquely creamy, in the British style. Nice session beer. (#3157, 10/27/2007)

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
A hoppy ale in aroma and to an extent in character but negated by its strength.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (5900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malt. caramel, some hops and chocolate. Flavor of biscuits, some roasted malt, dried fruits. A little thin and easy to drink. Quite low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Possibly filtered, but probably not pasteurised. ABV is 5.3%. As a cask ale it was voted "Champion Winter Beer of Britain 1998". Chestnut coloured beer, rich off-white to beige head. Very nice malty aroma with oaky and vinous notes, also caramel and dark fruits. Malty flavour with caramel, some raisiny and vinous notes, moderate hops. Moderate carbonation, soft mouthfeel. A pleasant beer to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (5601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
sweet bread aroma,brown/red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light soft malty metallich finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle. Ruby body with a small tan head. Nose is fruity (berries, light apple, hint of cherry), malt, and light wood. Light flowery note as well. Taste is malty and sweet with a dulled fruit flavor - sort of like unsweetened apple chips. Light cocoa, flowers, and some toasty notes. Body is medium with a dense carbonation. Finishes with more fruit notes, cocoa, toasty malts, light caramel and a bit of wood.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a brown color with ruby highlights and a small khaki head that faded quickly. The aroma was light sour malts and fruity hops. The flavor was malty, vaguely sour and tangy with a light caramel element. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Clear, coppery brown, nice foamy head. Clean, bready toasty aroma, maybe a hint of burnt toast, as well. Similiar foacvor, maybe a touch watery. Notes of coffee, black tea, maybe some winey notes, too. Union Jacks, Knoxville, bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Handsome pour, a rich brown body with ruby highlights and a creamy beige head. The aroma is malty with molasses, fresh apple skins, and just a hint of earthy bitterness. A sweet malty drink, caramel mostly, with molasses and fruit and a light nuttiness. Very nicely blended and quite drinkable.

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