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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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3.2
leaparsons (10764) - 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.

3.3
DuffMan (10664) - 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 wouldn’t call this "powerfully strong" as they declare, but it is tasty.

2.6
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Clear colden with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and floral hops. Sweet aroma with caramel, malt and mild floral hops.

3.2
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
Very dark amber, clear and a nice and creamy head. The aroma is malty and the flavour is sweetish, malty with burnt notes of caramel, light fruit and a moderate bitterness, that develops further in the finish in a citrussy way. 1814

3.2
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 7, 2016
On tap at wetherspoons. Thick creamy off white head. Very hazy amber pour. A decent brew.

3
JorisPPattyn (10072) - 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 it’s 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 I’m still looking for the fruit. Unless they mean fruit as they mean "Cadbury’s", 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, I’d start having pity...

2.9
MartinT (10036) - 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…

2.9
gyllenbock (9841) - 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.

3.1
Skinnyviking (9711) - 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.

3.4
gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark ruby with a small white head. Aroma is vinous, aroma reminds me of a good barley wine, lots of earthy malts. Taste is fresh inviting red fruits, lots of rich malts, very nice.


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