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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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3.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a chestnut brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light fruitiness, and cocoa. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, caramel, and a hint of fruit. An enjoyable English ale!

3.5
thewolf (12757) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a deep redish brown with a great almost white medium creamy head. Aroma is mild with caramel dominating, but a little underwhelming. Very nice creamy smoth mouthfeel. Flavour is nice with a good degree of toffee, caramel and a little peity oakiness. Lovely balance.

3.4
shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Herbal raisin and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Slightly sweet raisin and toffee malt flavor. Decent body. Good - straight forward.

2.9
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Reddish brown pour with an offwhite head. Aroma is pretty subtle with caramel, light peat and light roast. Flavor is malty and slightly hoppy.

3.2
DocLock (10973) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Ruby coppery pour with 1-finger tannish head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malty (slightly charred), red wine, British hops, some tannins, and peat mossy hints. Caramel malt and tart tannins dominate the taste, with some mild dark chocolate, earthy malty, and finishing hop notes, plus tinges of spirits.

3.5
allmyvinyl (10939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at Town Street Tavern, Horsforth. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tight white head. Very fruity aroma, red fruit, plum, cooked cherry, that sort of thing. Biscuity malts and toffee too. Slightly sweet finish, but a nice beer.

2.5
ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
A hoppy ale in aroma and to an extent in character but negated by its strength.

2.8
kp (10881) - 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

3.1
gnoff (10859) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2008
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget) On April 28, 2008. BB March 2009. Clear copper color, light brown head. Malty, fruity and a bit hoppy scent. Malty, chocolate, roasted, sweet scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Grainy, roasted and chocolate aftertaste.

3.2
leaparsons (10712) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Aromas are sweet toffee malts with caramel and some fruitiness. Flavours are sweet malts with a light undetermined fruitiness and and lightly dry, bitter finish. Simple but decent.


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