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RATINGS: 1516   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle, bought at Systembolaget, Malmö. Thank you, myrup. Pours lovely deep amber red with a great, creamy, beige head. Great duration and fine lacing. Lovely fruity aroma. Some light tarty red berries mix with heavy plums, raisins and prunes. A little vinious as well, some spicy notes. Medium carbonation, fine oily mouthfeel. Flavour starts off with a tad of tartness, vinious, light chocolate. Dark Belgian sugars, light vanilla. Lots of plums, prunes again. Light dryness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a Aroma is strong, dark fruit. Taste is strong, dark fruit, secondary alcohol. Sipping.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: August 03, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear brown, whispy white head
Aroma: big sweet ripe fruit aroma
Flavor: lots of dark fruit flavor, light bitterness

Date: August 25, 2006
Mode: bottle
some nice chocolate to go with the ripe fruit, good fig character,

Date: November 18, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: clear dark reddish brown, pours with a thick dense creamy head
Aroma: light chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: once warm picking up more aroma and flavor but still light compared to the bottle, bitterness shows after a while

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10755) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10692) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
sourish, citruish aroma sort of lures me on.. what the f* is this?, very faint dark fruits and raisins. clear red, nice head. flavor is dark fruits, raisins(faint) , nutyish sweetish marcipanish flavor, nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is quite sweet malty, caramel, yeasty and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Too sweet. 070811

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Mahogany color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, banana, clove, and yeast. Toasted bread, sugar, and a touch of alcohol. Nice raisin, plum, and maybe some nutmeg. Sweet caramel and fruit flavors. Tons of banana, plum, raisin, and dates. A fair amount of alcohol, some clove, yeast, and brown sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. An interesting beer. As a Belgian strong ale, I was ready for the funky yeast character but the rich, malty sweetness caught me off guard, much like the improvised solos of the eponymous Jazz maestro might. Aroma is heavy and funky yeast, with hints of sweet, dark fruits. The flavor follows the funk initially, then gives way to a rich, malty backbone. A lot of brown sugar by my palette. A truly unique beer I would say.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark ruby color with a minimal fizzy off-white head that mostly diminishing with good lacing. Moderate toasted nuttty malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet bitter finish of moderate duration. With some age may have more character.


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