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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: 28   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2124) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a thin head on a dark brown body. The aroma is grain and lemon. The taste is lemon bitter, mildly tart and malty. The texture is soft. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1316) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
A malt heavy , sweet British bitter. A light Hop bitterness on the finish, with low levels of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (587) - - MAR 1, 2016
Chestnut coloured beer with good head. Initial impression is fruitiness. Could taste blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Also had a tiny hint of liquorice. Quite flat tasting, but that it’s the style of beer. Tasty. (K)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Cask handpump at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Fuller’s - London. Pours clear copper-gold with a creamy white head. The nose has ripe berries and simple bready malts. Light to medium sweet flavorbwith slight leafy bitterness, more berries, bread, light toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with further bready malts, slight toffee, twig, berries. Tasty, simple sessioner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Cask at the Mad Bishop and Bear, 11/12/15. Rich copper amber with a well appointed beige head. Nose is fruit esters, toffee, light spice, dates, figgy jam. Taste comprises bitter fruit rinds, orange marmalade, biscuit malt, sweet tones, brown bread, hint of tobacco. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter edge. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
Cask, half pint at Fullers Spreadeagle, Croydon. Clear dark brown coloured body. Bare naked surface. Smell of mild dark malts and leafy hops. Caramel flavours with developing taste of leafy hops. Malty bitterness to the finish. Thin to medium bodied. Food friendly (27.11.2015).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Fra cask på Spreadeagle Croydon 27 Nov 15. Mørkebrun med et svakt rødskjær. 0 skum. Forsiktig plommearoma. Smaken forsiktig karamellisk. Lettere tørr avslutning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (416) - 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 (413) - 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 (2723) - 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

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