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RATINGS: 1540   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
<b>Bottle 355ml.</b>
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, burnt caramel, raisin. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [260908]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden brown with a semi fizzy tan head. Spice, berry fruity and malty aroma. Sweet malty with a solid roasted flavoured and spiced malt base. Lingering spiced and fruity flavoured, lasting into the finish. Slight sticky.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29335) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of IrishBoy. Beautiful, clear, warm, orangey brown with a creamy, light brown head leaving some lacework. Fat aroma of caramel and fruit. Medium body, sweetish, lightly burned caramel accents and a touch of hazelnuts. Very subdued bitterness. Quite lovely. 030407

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival. Hazy brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices. Flavour of caramel, yeast, spices and fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2008
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, beige small white head. Aroma is leather, some caramel malts, alcohol and some raisins. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee along with some riped dark fruits. Burnt sugar, some yeast and alcohol also showing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2006
[Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm] Deep ruby, brief head. No sediment. Evidently Belgian style aroma of almond, caramel and a surprising whiff of smoke. Sweet and solidly malty with fairly clean mouthfeel. Almond gets ever more evident, and woody smoke lingers throughout. Packed with interesting flavours, but the mouthfeel leaves something to be desired.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a clear brown color with an off-white head. Sweetish malty caramel and yeast aroma with some spicy hints. Sweetish malty warming yeasty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate and dark fruits. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish with some yeasty hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
8th June 2008. Sweet Belgian ale. Almost creamy. Has that typical Belgian sour malty dryness in the finish. Orange undertone. Caramelly flavours and a breif banana note at the end. Complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
Corked Bottle
Dark amber color to mahogany. Aroma of malt and the esthers; ripe plums, maybe apricots. Good malt flavor, dry, but the body could be stronger, at the end it’s quite thin; flavors of caramel and sweet liquorice; good bitterness level. Not impressive, but professionally brewed anyway.


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