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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 281   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
16.9oz bottle, from Dilly Deli, shared with Jstax. Almost entirely hazy red / brown color. Minimal khaki off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Dark fruity aroma. Some lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Interesting, kind of roasty, toasty ale. An OK bitter dark ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9651) - Mlndal, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9647) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2005
Clear brown, small head. Bready aroma with some soft caramel. Pleasantly mellow palate, mostly malt with a bit of apply fruit. I wouldnt call this "powerfully strong" as they declare, but it is tasty.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9606) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2007
For the record: my bottle carries the name of Monkey Wrench Dark Ale
Dark red-foxy beer with medium yellow-beige head. Lots of caramel, treacle even, tinge of moccha, and as the Bitter just tasted, green leaves. Sure its one of the typical UK hops. Sweet, portwine with definitely oxydized (malt) notes (strange, as the beer is given good for another 6 months). A bit of treacle, watered down to the limit, molasses. Roasted, certainly, but Im still looking for the fruit. Unless they mean fruit as they mean "Cadburys", when they say "chocolate". Watery syrup. Slight burning in the end. Rather poor, compared to a good German Dunkles. As to "Strong"... All the same, thanks DanP. You sure warned me.
There must be something wrong in the UK. If a Yorkshire brewery calls its beer Leann these days,... Poor Paisley, Id start having pity...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9528) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
On tap at wetherspoons. Thick creamy off white head. Very hazy amber pour. A decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Bananas and white daisies (have you ever eaten those?) in a weak body of chocolate malt and hazelnuts…Easy to forget though…

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Swan Inn, Stone 20/07/2001 Dark coloured and strong in alcohol. Fruity like a porter with a whisky flavoured finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy but lasting off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Roasted barley malt aroma with fruity notes caramel and nuts. Flavor with astonishingly much hops bitterness caramel nuts and fruit. High carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8818) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
A hoppy ale in aroma and to an extent in character but negated by its strength.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8515) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Like it. Brown coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, malty aroma, grain too and caramel. Sweet flavor, nice malty notes, ight bitter finish. Creamy and soft.


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