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RATINGS: 1537   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.


3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (113) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Initial sweetness settles into a nice full-bodied finish. Dark mahogany color with barely a hint of reddish hue. Little to no lacing but a nice thick head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (525) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: finger of khaki head, amber color. Aroma: Belgian yeast, fruity, caramel. Palate: refreshing, average carbonation. Taste: very malty sweet. Overall, the aroma and appearance are a little misleading as towards the malt heavy taste to this one, unique and exciting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Smells good and tastes great. Nice, full boddies, and rich. I don’t know if I would be able to have more than one or two of them. Delicious but a little heavy in the gut.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (607) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Deep amber colour, tiny disappearing head, sweet malty aroma with a hint of coffee, smooth for such a strong beer with a warming aftertaste. A very, very tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2014
12 oz bottle into glass. Pours an amber/brown color and it had no head by the time I got it. Aroma and taste are fruit and slight alcohol. Very nice tasting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHult (244) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Rödbrun klar vätska med smutsvitt skum. Karamellmaltig doft. Karamell och sötlakrits i smaken. Lite alkohol i eftersmaken.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MSBrindbergs (329) - Solna, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
Delad flaska med @mrhult Väldigt vacker med en körbärsröd färg och liten gulbrun krona. Dofter av typ juldadlar och lakrits. Speciell smak som är både söt och salt, men lämnar inte något större intryck.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, raisin, plums and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a warm, dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kballweg20 (8) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Deep copper color. Fruity yeasty belgian aroma. Slight oak and vanilla finish. Warm alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (303) - - FEB 21, 2014
Deep copper, leaves glass clean without a shade of lace. Full body, smooth, Sweet and alcoholic, distant bitter taste, Burnt sugar, medicinal flavor, Not my fsvorite style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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