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RATINGS: 1574   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (500) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Mahogany color, beige head. Dried fruit nose, candi sugar, roasted malt, chocolate. Sweet fruity taste, roasted malt, burnt sugar, hint of alcohol. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Best before: 31-8-2015. Poured into trappist glass. Chestnut body. Some red colour to it. Below average amount of light brown head. Nose includes lots of ripe, red fruit. Hint of apple as well. Medium body. A little bit of an oily mouth feel. Medium to low carbonation. Mostly sweet, but also with some bitterness and a hint of sour taste. Raisin, some, for me, indistinguishable red fruit, very ripe cherry - the ones with absolutely no sourness in them - toffee, some cola and caramel flavour. Also a tiny hint of apple and pear - just enough to make it interesting, this beer doesn’t at all feel sour to the borderline of infected. All in all a very good beer. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SKCwillie (27) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Dark brown pour with tan head. Very drinkable for the ABV. A little malty with a slight sour finish. Really enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (410) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
From bottle. Pours a clear brown with an off-white head. A dark fruits aroma is strong and beautiful. Taste is dark fruits and Belgian yeasts. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Xebbe (100) - - SEP 21, 2014
God och rund. Något för söt för min smak. Men absolut en ok öl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kordestanchi (63) - - SEP 20, 2014
Dark brown beer with small tan head. With sweet fruity aroma and sweet-sour palate, it’s a beautiful beer to honor Thelonious Monk for his great jazz music

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (241) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Copper brown, with beige head. Aroma is fruity and alcohol. Smooth, sweet flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalspice (156) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Kjøpt på systembolaget i Strømstad. Mørk cola i fargen. Tørket frukt i duften. En del smak av malt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JerzGina (7) - - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Wonderful flavor and enjoying it by the pool in Vegas. Easy drinking even with high abv. Will purchase at home for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (277) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 Bottle (12oz $4.30 $6/750ml): Pours dark brown with one finger tan head. Medium carbonation. Sweet and a little sticky, but smooth with a little alcohol burn. Update: 12/31/14: Tasted Cherries this time.

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