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RATINGS: 1691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4 pack from wooden keg. I had high expectations for this beer - Belgian Strongs being my bread and butter. Pours medium brown with a think foamy tan head, which disappears within a moderate amount of time. Mouthfeel was thinner than I prefer and it felt as though it wre falling to either side of my tongue. There’s a strange aftertaste that i can’t quite put my finger on yet but i have 3 more bottles to figure it out. not a bad beer probably won’t buy again after the 4pack but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
The beer pours a very dark amber almost black with a thick off white head that is mostly lasting. The nose is a yeasty sour funky mix of bread and malts. The flavor is what the nose has lead us to believe; a slightly funky sour with notes of yeast coriander and citrus, the finish is slightly sour and short lived.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Xebbe (159) - - SEP 21, 2014
God och rund. Något för söt för min smak. Men absolut en ok öl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Pours dark red copper with a tan head. Smells of port wine and Belgian yeast. Tastes subtle alcohol, raisins and slightly chocolate with a bit of a kick at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2006
750ml bottle from lee’s liquor: pours a deep reddish amber with a quickly disappearing head. aroma of fruits spice and plenty of other wonderful smells that can’t quite be identified. from the taste, it would seem that this ale would greatly benefit from more aging as i think the dark malts may need more time to mellow, but still very excellent today. this one is worth buying a case and cracking a few every now and then.. see how it changes with age, i predict it will improve greatly ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Pours a nice dark and clear root beer brown with a nice fluffy caramel head that didnt last too long. Aromas of bread, yeast, and caramel malts. Thick and very sweet on the palate. Heavy malt flavors with a mild hop aftertaste on the backside. I like this and would buy it again. I’m recork the bottle and put it with my keepers. Way to cool for skool label. I found this brew in a small shop on Rt-1, Coastal Highway a couple miles north of Lewes, Delaware.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
This beer was full meal. It poured an orange ruby color with a thin, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, yeast, dark fruits, sweet caramel, some dough, and faint alcohol. Smooth, full bodied, and complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - AUG 7, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass, the color is a deep burgundy with a thin white head, the aroma is cherry, malt and some yeastiness, the beer does taste of dark fruits, some citrus on the back end with a very nice warth from alcohol on the way down.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Not a knockout Belgian, but also nothing to complain about. Prett good, very sweet palate. Smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 16, 2014
Smooth flavor and mild barley wine aroma permeates this abbey style beer. Excellent palate even with the high alcohol content. This beer is as smooth as jazz ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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