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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcasta (849) - - DEC 11, 2010
que buena la birria inglesa oscura. estas ales son lo que verdaderamente se aprecia


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (261) - - SEP 16, 2016
On tap at punch bowl, York deep bronze with cream head with a malty caramel taste, and a malty caramel aftertaste which leaves a nice smooth taste in the mouth

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (384) - - SEP 16, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 Nice one. Good strengths. Amber appearance and malty. Caramel hints in flavour. Mild on palate but grows on you. A good strong English ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
On tap at wetherspoons. Thick creamy off white head. Very hazy amber pour. A decent brew.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amhart88 (105) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Dark amber ale. Not much aroma. Fairly rich taste typical of strong ales - raisins, hints of brandy. Quite sweet. Very easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Daleside Monkey Wrench’, 5.3%. I misread the label and ordered a ’honkey wench’. Time to book an optician appointment. Dark brown, opaque with a red hue, foamy tan head. Aroma is airy, some flat cola, dates, touch papery. Body is smooth, almost oily, with lowish carbonation. Taste is a touch thin, cardboard, raisin, some more watery cola, papery, carpet. Wishy washy finish. The flavour builds over time and it’s an ok beer overall. Grew on me. Wouldn’t come back to it though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - MAY 22, 2016
Cask at White Swan, Ilsington, London. Pours amber with medium white head. Malty, roasted, caramel, dried fruit, some hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Decent English strong ale frothy khaki head sweet malts raised plum fig taste sweet finish veRyan drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (568) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby brown colour with a bubbly white head. Malty, slightly metallic aroma. Sweet, malty, fruity flavour. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
030116. This English dark ale is a drop worth hunting down as it is loaded with flavour and carries a long strong finish. I picked up this 500ml bottle at Cool Wine in Hobart a few months back and I am glad that I did. More malty than hoppy or bitter the beer pours a translucent copper colour with a thick head that settles and thins out after a while. There is caramel and some toffee aromas in the nose, with some vanilla hiding in the background. The flavour very much mirrors the aroma , with some spiced fruit thrown into the mix, and the beer while initially thin in the mouths builds to a creamy mouthfeel. At 5.3% ABV it is certainly very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pictures bottle from Keg Liquors; split four ways. Aroma: Rich caramel biscuit and some hazelnut as well; maybe a little in the way of woodsy, earthy hop character. Appearance: Slightly hazy chestnut pour with a ring of bubbly tan head. Flavor: Hazelnut over caramel throughout with a subtle woodsy puff towards the finish, which is mostly dry. Palate: Lighter body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Didn’t move me much one way or the other; could certainly drink again, but not in a hurry to grab another bottle. Preferred the Morocco ale much more.


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