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60
style
Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 283   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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3.1
mabuzzer (802) - 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

3.3
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2008
Tasted 20/04/2008. Pours a reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Buttery caramel and a little milk chocolate dominates the nose, with a little stewed fruit, toffee and alcohol. Medium-heavy weight with a nice mild carbonation. Buttery sweetness comes to dominate the mouth, making it a little too cloying (and making me think of some sort of Monteithís "Old Ale"). A bit one dimensional in the mouth. A little more hop bite or roasted malt would make for a very enjoyable strong.

1.9
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle...pours a dark amber color...minimal tannish head. Fruity malt nose...sweet, wow basically overly sweet malt flavor, maybe some caramelish toffee notes in there. Nahh, this ainít getting it done. It says "A powerful smooth strong ale...". Donít believe it for a second. Iíd believe a powerfully fruity sloppy mess, but thatís about it. Thin and crappy. Donít waste your time on this.

3.8
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
bottle: pours a lively cocoacola colour with a large fluffy off white head. aroma of malts and sweet chocolate with a very small amount of roastedness. flavour is slightly roasted chocolate malt and some caramel malt. finishes mice and dry with just the right amount of bitter. very easy driniking and a style i wish i could get moree of. ilove them.

2.9
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2004
Ferm beer with a warm-brown color and a fluffy white head. It has a rich aroma of fine roasted malts with a hoppy accent. The taste is original and it has a smooth mouthfeel with hints of ripe fruits, touch of pepper, caramel and fine malts. It ends in a bitterness of roasted malts and hops.

2.7
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Brewed in England....... 4th of July bash. Pours a copper color with zero head. Aroma of caramel, malts and candy. The taste is also of malts, caramel and a hint of fruit. The mouthfeel is mild, kind of thin with a bitter/sweet finish. Not bad, but not exciting either.

3.7
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 6, 2001

3.3
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2006 [bottle] Pours a dark brown color- tastes pretty malty. Dark malts, some light fruits. Moderately sweet- full mouthfeel. Enjoyable, for sure. Nothing too exciting, however.

3.4
bigbish (712) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Wrote down a score ages ago but ni5 any tasting notes. Recording for posterity. Good stuff.

4
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2008
500ml brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a translucent dark brown-red with nearly an inch of off-white head. Smells roasty with hints of English hops, but the aroma is not that apparent. Tastes roasty, malty, nutty with just a hint of herbal hops present toward the finish. Tastes are fairly subtle, but are all very pleasant. Smooth, medium mouth-feel with some carbonation but not too much. Very drinkable, this beer is. At 5$ per bottle, itís a little pricier than something Iíd drink on a daily basis. But itís a smooth, easy-drinking, solid English beer that I may pick up from time to time.


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