overall
54
61
style
Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Cold 550ml bottle: Pours a clear burnt orange color with minor tan bubbles around the edges of the glass. Rich malts, caramel, light fruits and grass. Watery texture and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is of sweet malts and grass.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear dark orange with red highlights and a thin white head, earthy hops with caramel in the aroma, thin bodied with a slick texture, starts and ends lightly sweet with a stale ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5682) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2007
Pours mahogany into an English pint. Offwhite micro head with excellent retention leaves film as it slowly recedes. Roasted malt aromas. Upfront sweet creamy caramel which pretty much stays through the finish. Fairly one dimensional -- was hoping for a little more bite, but certainly was able to drain the glass quite quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
Dark amber color with a light tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and raisons. Flavor of toasted malt and some caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a very thin light tan head. Smells of some dark malts, caramel, and very slight roast. Kind of like a mild dopplebock. Taste has some caramel, and light chocolate with some roasty malts. Really light bodied though, which was a little disappointment. Not bad, but better versions of this style available.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2007
Malty aroma, roasted. Pours dark brown. Very smooth malt flavor, hops arent very noticable. Not bad, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
Very dark amber, clear and a nice and creamy head. The aroma is malty and the flavour is sweetish, malty with burnt notes of caramel, light fruit and a moderate bitterness, that develops further in the finish in a citrussy way. 1814

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (3354) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle of the Monkey Wrench Dark Ale. Pours solid red with a nice little tan head. Aroma is pretty mild with sweet malty notes that suggest toast, raisins. Flavor is slightly musty and dank with hints of caramel, raisins, rum, and biscuits. I cant pick up hop activity here, maybe some far away papery notes. This is pretty light and mild like many U.K. offerings Ive had. This doesnt make much of a "strong ale". Its okay, pretty standard British brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle labeled Monkey Wrench Dark Ale. The aroma has raisins, caramel, toasted malt, and hops. The appearance is clear, medium brown with a two finger head. The flavor is sweet and toasty with raisins and a light bitterness. The palate is smooth. A real winner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Wow, strong ale, eh? Not really sure it fits into this style. 16.9 oz bottle that pours out mostly clear brown with slight red hue that gets the color close to amber. It has a thin tan colored head too. The aroma has a couple of malt notes such as sweet malts with a hint of roastiness, biscuit malts and vague dark fruitiness as well. Nice malty flavor that yields snippets of roasted malts, biscuit malts and a hint of caramel malts. About midway a more roasted malt surfaces along with the vague dark fruitiness picked up in the nose. Very tasty brew.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 17 18 19  20  21 22 23 » 29
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5