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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 256   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goofster (1) - , SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2009 does not count
Bottle. Dark Red brown color with creamy head. Aroma is malty. Wonderful texture. Flavour is quite sweet with caramel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from the Systembolaget in Umeå. This is the sort of beer I miss living over here in Sweden - a thoroughly drinkable strong(ish) ale with bags of character. Pours a dark mahogony brown with aromas of rich black berries and a hint of coffee and smoke. Thick and rather flat mouthfeel and medium sweet middle. A smooth and balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4120) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Hand pulled pint at a Spoons in Tamworth before a Grimsby Town night match on 27th March 2012. Ruby/mid-brown coloured brew with an off-white head of closely knit bubbles. Aroma was both malty and fruity. Taste wise: it was again malty and fruity, a drier hop bitterness comes late on the palate but this is a primary a malty brew. Body depth is good and the alcohol sits well within the whole feel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1448) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Rhythm and Booze, Ripon. Mahogany colour with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Caramel and pear drops lead into a quite sweet finish. A touch watery, but otherwise a very nice drop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Deep copper brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toast and raisins. Flavor is of raisin, plum, banana bread, caramel and light chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours dark reddish brown with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of biscuit, marris otter, raisin and roasted nuts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Clear nutty brown with a big beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Oily. 050412

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (740) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at Town Street Tavern, Horsforth. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tight white head. Very fruity aroma, red fruit, plum, cooked cherry, that sort of thing. Biscuity malts and toffee too. Slightly sweet finish, but a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Cask six chimneys jdw wakeield. Nice ruby coulour beige head + lacing. Aroma is red fruits. Taste is very fruity folowed by good sweet malts some alcohol slight bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonation. Nice ESA.


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