Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Cask at Camden BF 2007 and The Sultan BF 2013. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog)

gripweed57 (2793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent reddish brown color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Intense sweet roasted malt flavor hints at caramel and currants. Sharp and malty. A real plum of a beer.

Finn (7916) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat på Briar Rose, Birmingham 21 Sep 16. Mørkebrun. 0 skum. Aroma av karamell. Smaken det samme. Søt. Grei men uvariert.

Towey1989 (3151) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, some bready malts, slight plum and subtle spicy hops. Taste of dried fruits, caramel, some bready malts, slight plum, a little cherry, a hint of cola, chocolate and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, dryish, fruity and spicy hop bitterness in the finish. An interesting strong ale. Started quite basic but developed into a more fruity, slightly boozy beer. Decent.

Rune (13352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2016
Cask at JDWs Briar Rose, shared with Finn. Deep rosewood coloured body, low fawn-coloured head. Wood and caramel on the nose. Hints of chocolate and caramel malts to the taste buds backed by dried fruits. Roasted finish. Medium bodied. Pleasing to a certain degree (Birmingham 21.09.2016).

SamVimes21 (536) - - 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

Don2711 (491) - - 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

deanso (10052) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 7, 2016
On tap at wetherspoons. Thick creamy off white head. Very hazy amber pour. A decent brew.

amhart88 (136) - 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.

The_Osprey (8682) - 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.

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