Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


on tap


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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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obguthr (6835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2010
Cereal grains and light molasses on the nose. Clear ochre brown, thin yellow head. Sweet medium roasted malt and caramel flavor initially, turns slightly tart with an addition of lemon to the malt, and finishes with a walnut and lemon zest finish. Fantastic transitions. Complete brown ale, and actually more ABA than strong ale or EBA.

CanIHave4Beers (4245) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a good clarity, good head, and some lace. The aroma is mildly roasty with some honey and some molasses with a light floral note. The flavor is a bit high on alcohol with some good nuttiness, molasses, some mild tart notes, all around a nice malty beer. .

gyllenbock (10035) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malt. caramel, some hops and chocolate. Flavor of biscuits, some roasted malt, dried fruits. A little thin and easy to drink. Quite low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Nothing special.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness, touch of earthyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light nutty character, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
Brun. Fudgeig, torkad frukt, maltig doft. Maltig, rund, honung och rostad malt smak. Lång rostad eftersmak.

liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2010
Damn what a disappointment. as if it was watered down. Has nothing into it.

Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Aroma of caramel and banana, color is clear dark reddish brown with a head that is minuscule and dissipates quickly. Flavor is a boring, astringent malt. Like a pumpernickel bread, but not as delicious. Kind of lame-o. Bottle from Lucky Liquors, Miami.

ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a darkened, brownish-red body with a modestly-sized, sudsy, off-white head. Smell: Toasted dark bread and some dark caramel alongside fruity hints of raisins and dried apricots. Alright, movin’ on! Taste: A sweet taste of the syrup glazed crusts of dark bread. Hint of nuts. Sadly, there’s a slight lacquery tone, giving the impression it has more than the listed 5.3% ABV. Small dusting of cocoa powder. A carryover of fruitiness from the aroma. Mild hop character and bitterness. Drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Average but accessible, though one I’ll have to pass. I enjoyed the monkey shenanigans story on the label more than anything else.

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
50cL bottle. Medium brown color. Tan head. Rich caramel aroma with a touch of mustiness. Flavor of toasted malts, light caramel. Nice fruitiness. A bit of earthy hops and spice in the finish. Light tannins. Simple and mellow.

John_C (20) - USA - JAN 7, 2010
[Pint, J.D.W. Cuthbert Brodrick - Leeds, 07/01/10] Good looking dark ruby red colour in the glass. Nose indistinct with notes of caramel malts. Flavour much better; juicy, fruity malts, caramel, perhaps toffee. Alcohol makes its presence known in a pleasant, warming way. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. A good, well rounded beer.

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