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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2008
Bottled. Dark brown colour with big fluffy, off-white head. Toast malt and caramel in aroma. Pretty soft body with lively mouthfeel, with balanced maltiness. Nothing stands out, there is a tiny prominence in toast and varamel. Hops are laid back.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a clear light brown to dark red colour with a small off white head. The aroma is of typical English beer fruitiness, rather raw with an apple/orange like character. The malty notes are nutty, mild chocolaty and a bit caramelly. Some light resiny and mild grass like hop tones. Bit white wine vinous on the nose. The flavour is light raw with mild resiny/grassy/spicy hops, caramelly/toasted malt, light white wine tart-ish and an orange and apple-ish fruitiness. The mouthfeel have a soft carbonation and quite a silky profile to back it up. Medium bodied. Aftertaste of smooth toasted and light caramelly malt alongside hints of grassy/resiny hops. If you have a good UK beer, please send it to me, otherwise I will continue to drink great US beer instead.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14174) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
50cl bottle @ YNWA. Pours clear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is caramel and fruits. A little citric at first. Some grain and toffee. Medium bodied. Ends sweet. Very average and boring.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle shared on the 4th- Poured an amber red-clear, head went away real quick. Malts and caramel with a hint of dark fruits. Light in carbonation-thin body but not a bad mild beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2011
Cask @ Bon Accord. Brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is slight chocolate malts, bit of caramel. Flavour of chocolate and caramel and a bit of fruits. Average.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 1991. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear reddish amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight treacle toffee and roast barley in the short but pleasant aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts deliver a good maltloaf body with sultana fruit, dates and sweet soft toffee notes. Dry hop prickle in the brief aftertaste but this soon fades to reveal a warming alcoholic malty finish with a dry liquorice edge. An excellent English Strong Ale and very hard to find north of the border.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
ralphdot (1000) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11716) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
Bottle, 5.3%. Clear dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, little sweet, little dark fruits, hop and a little bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenH (892) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2486) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Brown beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is malts, dark plums, fruity and a sweet finish. Ok beer.


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