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RATINGS: 1628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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With the developing interest in Belgian abbey ales and the monasteries that brew them, it’s time to remind the world that here in the U.S., we have a Monk of our own. Jazz icon Thelonious Monk is the inspiration for North Coast Brewing’s new Belgian-style abbey ale called, appropriately enough, Brother Thelonious. The beer is being released in conjunction with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (www.monkinstitute.org), and the brewery will make a contribution to the Institute for every case sold to support jazz education.
2013 vintage - 9.4% abv Like a Belgian “Dark Strong Ale”, the beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9%. The package is a 750 ml bottle with a traditional cork and wire finish and features a label picturing the jazz master himself.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle. Ruby colour with a beige head. Malty, light dusty, fruity, yeast aroma and taste, sweet. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2007
From the 750ml bottle to a Trappist glass - a rich ruby color with a marginal head. A malty citrus aroma as well as some caramel. The caramel came out in the flavor as well along with some vanilla and some fruitiness. I picked up the hoppiness at the end. Smooth and chewable. This is a very good beer - maybe a step below Chimay Blue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Blind rating at sk8viking´s. Pours a clear brown with a yellow head. Strong sweetness. Caramel, dark fruits and some smoked flavors. Mellow dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30746) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of hops, straw, and citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of citrus and caramel, as well as a slightly alcohol burn. A bit simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Pours beautiful reddish brown, quite clear for a belgian. Aroma is plum, yeast maybe caramel. Flavor is toffee sweet with notes of cola and wine. Clean, almost quaffable, but is that really what you want from a BSA?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Draught, Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse, Snohomish, WA
Burgundy colour. Chocolatey, raisiny aroma. Sweet flavour with slight toffee character. Brown sugar finish. Far too sweet and tastes filtered...has a slick body rather than a full one and lacks complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2007
(bottle) Medium brown with generous tan head. Fruity aroma with hints of vanilla. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, yeast, dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled. Amber with a small off-white head. Loads of grassy hoppiness in the aroma. Warm and malty flavour from sweet and dried fruits; figs, raisins, prune. Late and dry hoppy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4916) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bought at the Whole Foods in West Bloomfield. I didn’t know North Coast did a Belgian. Ok beer. Not malty enough. Slightly flat in taste, but just above average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Very unique taste invloving complex dark fruits andyeast. I am enjoying this beer due to it’s unique appeal. I recommend trying this brew.


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