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Joules Slumbering Monk

Brewed by Joules
Style: Bitter
Market Drayton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our premium beer, full bodied with malty and nutty fullness, hints of caramel giving it a round, soft, satisfying smoothness. We brew Monk with a very high proportion of crysal malt, this is malt that has been toasted so the natural sugar in the malt grains have slightly carmalised. This rich flavour gives the beer its deep copper colour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (354) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Mid-amber with a gentle malty aroma. Flavour is largely of autumn fruits. Okay but on this tasting not outstanding. A little on the flat side which may have been either the pub or the brewery at fault.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (195) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
From the barrel at the Barrel Drop. This may explain the absence of a head. A pleasant fruity raisin scent. A strong tea colour. Taste as expected with toasted Crystal malt. Sweet, caramel smooth. Lacks body but I can imagine a very happy session drinking this. Try it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask @ Crosse Keys, Chester [270115]
Light caramel brown, clear, dense off white head, good appearance, good lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel malts, hint of raisin, soft fruity malts, no hops, light nose
Taste - Nice fruity caramel malts, touch of toffee, simple malt flavour, soft raisin, gentle subtle flavours, would like even more malt flavour, maybe a tad safe
Palate - Medium light body, soft sweet palate. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Good clean soft malty beer, simple malts, well put together

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Connor66 (58) - - FEB 27, 2015
Cask in the old bulls head in Newcastle under Lyme. Pours a dark copper colour with off white head. Nice creamy toffee caramel taste. Very nice drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (969) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 Cask at The Cock Inn, Leek (Joules) A clear brown colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, some toffee, cola and slight earthy hops. Taste of caramel, roasted nuts, toffee, cola, some toast, slight raisin and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, caramel malt finish. A little thin but it’s a pleasant, malty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5400) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Cask at the Holly Bush, Stockton Brook, Staffs. A bright copper colour with a loose white head; toffee aroma; malty body with a caramel taste; and a touch of spice to finish. A pleasant malty bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Cask at The Cross Keys, Chester on 8 Dec 2012. Poured a clear copper colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, roasted nuts and mild bitterness. Sweet malty flavours, some dried fruit and a little grassy hop. Finish was hay, corn and copper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (6462) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask @ Cross Keys, Chester. Golden-copper with a thick creamy head. Has a light malt character with an easty to drink texture that pleases the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3350) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Cask@coopers arms, Burton. Brown beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is fruity malts, caramel and toffee. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1665) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Cask @ Staff of Life, Stoke. Mid to dark brown, not completely clearing. Cola, chocolate, hazelnut, astringency in the nose. Weird. Mostly like a sweet extra in the taste, but bitter sparks shoot up all over the tongue for the finish and aftertaste. Ok in my opinion the least successful recipe in the Joules stable.

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