Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is like iced tea, then beautiful liquid amber leaned into the light. Light tan head.
Aroma is semi-sweet with a mellow crisp that conveys freshness.
Medium mouthfeel with a nice light creaminess floating around after swallowing.
Taste is malt-forward and semi-sweet at colder temp, but warmed up it becomes quite sweet. It's quite agreeable when ice cold, but I prefer it after it has warmed up for the syrupy quality and intense sweetness it develops. A definite Belgian quality comes through.
Overall: A sweet, malty ale that has clear Belgian qualities, is unapologetically sweet and will always be on my repeat-purchase list. A wonderful value at $9 in the 750ml bottle.
bigmak (5) - New Hudson, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft with good carbonation. Nice amber color. Raisin flavor with a nice boozy finish.
majormoon (5) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark amber color, a bit of sour flavor that augments the smoke in this. Strong but not overpowering alcohol, really well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hamblema (5) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Taste like diarrhea mixed with beer and some spices. like the other north coast stuff though
Shenk615 (5) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber with a thin, carbonated head. Spicy smell and a rich, syrupy flavor.
GoFisch (5) - Spearfish, USA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Roasted malts, caramel
Appearance: Deep, cloudy, brown.
Taste: Complex. Caramel, vanilla, malts. Slight bitter finish.
Palate: Bit of a slick mouthfeel.
Overall: True to form of a Belgian abbey ale, but a bit richer than many that I’ve had. Overall one of my favorites.
Rach3l (5) - - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer lovers and people who "aren’t really fans of beer" alike usually love Brother Thelonious. I know I do. It has the bubbly approachability of a Belgian but also a strong, full-bodied flavor. I would say that it’s best enjoyed with jazz music and a steak dinner.
Also, it could be a great beer to suggest to a friend who is beer-apprehensive.
ALittleYeast (5) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep brown appearance with moderate head, a lingering taste with a little something I can’t quite place, medium body with average carbonation. Definitely special.
woehmig (4) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malt, a depth that reminds me of grapes, dark color, excellent thick head. Not too sweet, alcohol taste did not pervade.
trivialnobv (4) - USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious brew. Slightly strong on the alcohol bite but the malt does good to attack that.