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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%
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.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (8243) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6651) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
Brun. Fudgeig, torkad frukt, maltig doft. Maltig, rund, honung och rostad malt smak. Lng rostad eftersmak.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2010
Damn what a disappointment. as if it was watered down. Has nothing into it.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4860) - 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, theres 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 Ill have to pass. I enjoyed the monkey shenanigans story on the label more than anything else.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a rich amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, grain, roast, some chocolate, minty, and slightly floral. Flavor is caramel, nutty, toast, roast, some chocolate, and a bitter earthy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1518) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
(br-btl bk-lbl, Daleside Brewery, "Dark and beautifully smooth", 500ml, 5.3%)
lct-mhgy, thin-head, patchy-lace,
malty T1 musty-hop T2 clean T3,
clean simple session, ^drinkable but equally forgettable


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