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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
35,5cl bottle. Thanks to Baggio. Pours deep amber reddish with a creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is sweet of yeast, berries and red wine. Smooth and full bodied. Taste is sweet with a slight sour and vinous note. Lots of dark dried fruits such as plum, raisin and a little caramel and bubblegum. A vinous and warm sipper. Some syrup and sugar as it warms up. Very nice. Nearly quadruple style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Draught, Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse, Snohomish, WA
Burgundy colour. Chocolatey, raisiny aroma. Sweet flavour with slight toffee character. Brown sugar finish. Far too sweet and tastes filtered...has a slick body rather than a full one and lacks complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15183) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle, 9.4%. Sweet aroma, hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour, some alcohol and some brown sugar. A bit too sweet for me and not quite balanced by the alcohol. Sweet apricot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle at home - bought at Systembolaget, Malmö. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Dark bread, sweetness, high malty, raisins, berries, dried dark fruits, light yeasty, ryebread, caramel, raisins, brown sugar, syrup, chocolate, high malty, high sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14813) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, sweet, hops, bread and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Dark and muddy. Very tart and sour. Heavy on the palette. Some breads and cereal are also prevalent. Slight hint of butterscotch and vanilla. Rated 9/26/08

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13975) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle at Patricks Pub Kristiansand. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, raisin, alcohol. Flavour is fruit, raisin, dried fruits, hop , alcohol. Balanced easy drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13830) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Slightly sour aroma, along with a sweetness. And yeast. Beautiful amber color, with reddish tone. Starts with sweet caramel, moves on to plummy tones. Finishes with toasty malt and a bit of candy sweetness. Maybe some coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13480) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
12oz bottle, pours a dark reddish brown with a half-inch beige head. Aroma is caramel malts and molasses. Flavour is caramel malts, raisins, dark fruits with a smoky, alcoholic finish. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (13298) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 23, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 355ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - joint venture with Mirjukka - thanks!
Deep brown, fizzy head. Gluey alcohol aroma, toffee too. Pleasant carbonation, but a bit fizzy. Toffee taste too, some glue, some alcohol. Spicing is non-descript and stale. Messed up and mucky.


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