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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Dark reddish brown with a finger of creamy white head. Nice sheet of lacing broken up by lots of perfect circles where a bubble once stood. Aroma is of lightly sweet caramels, molasses. Taste is sweet more caramel, some chocolate and hints of dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Clear, medium-dark ruby red-brown with an almost white head, good UK pint bottle. Hated the stupid monkey on the label. A great bitter aroma. Sweet, not heavily bittered, raisiny-vinous notes. Bitterness kicks in during the finish. Medium to medium-light body. Bitter ale, light cereal, prunes in the finish. Chan’s Wine World, Panama City Beach, FL.

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 (12922) - 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 (823) - 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 (5723) - 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 (2157) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1653) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Nutty brown. Beige head. Fine aroma of dark caramel, dried berries and English hops. Similar taste and aftertaste. Complex and good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark amber, thin off-white head, weak toffee aroma, very good lacing, sweet sherry-like flavour, fruit becomes more prominent, soft carbonation, easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Cask stillage at the Foots Cray Rugby Club Beer Festival, April 2015. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Caramel and orchard fruit aroma. Caramel, toffee apple and malt flavour. Long malt finish.


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