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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haugeberg (71) - - JUL 5, 2012
Bought at specks, drank from pint glass. I really like this beer, but I'm not sure about the style. There seem to be very dark roasted malt and possible coffee overtones to this fairly sweet and full-bodied beer. Some tart and fruit-like flavors are hidden in each sip as well. I'm certain to drink it, especially since it supports a wonderful organization. However, I was expecting a lighter, sweeter and less robust flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours dark drown, with a complex aroma. Aroma is of barley, oats, chocolate, and wine. Thick grain and malt flavor, with subtle breadiness and fruitiness (mainly of grapes/wine). Slight hops on the backend. Full bodied and complex. A great beer and a must try

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
citydave (69) - - JUN 1, 2013
Strong malty presence in aroma and taste. Smooth finish. Was served too cold at a bar, couldnt appreciate the full beer until it warmed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSamPHD (68) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Pours a hazy brown, thin off-white head. Aroma consists of citrus with some yeast coming through. Flavor is sweet up front, with some burnt nuts coming through. Hints of fruit and alcohol, pretty complex taste. Too sweet for my taste. Not too bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorlandi (68) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Nice aroma very bubbly on the palate. Has a very nice balanced taste with strong notes of fruit and after notes of chocolate. Easy to drink very smooth reccomended

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Delicious. Aroma is dark malts & dried fruit - raisin/plum, with a bit of molasses. Medium sweetness and a creamy but lively mouthfeel. Finishes with noticable alcohol warmth. Delicious brew and a pretty good value.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a copper color with a caramel colored head. Nice malty tastes with hints of a sour. Medium body, and very complex. On a side note, as a big jazz fan, I think this may be the beer equivalent to "Monk’s Dream." Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlindGuardianco (66) - - MAR 16, 2015
Tasty beer, mild malty flavour, strong alcohol flavour when warmer, good overall, will try again

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
The beer appears dark brown clear with minimal head. The taste is molasses with carmel roast coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erohne (65) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
Herlig smak, eller rettere sagt herlige smaker! En nydelig og litt annerledes øl. Dufter godt. Ser bra ut. Ekstremt god servert i rødvinsglass. Kjøpt på systemet inne i Strömstad sentrum. Kjøpe mer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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