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RATINGS: 1677   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12242) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Red-amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy and powerfull yeasty aroma. Dark fruits present. MOderate bitter fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Prune notes. Oily palate and a little too fizzy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (12180) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12126) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2006
750 ml bottle poured a hazy copper brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, spices and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and warming. Flavors of raisin, plum, spices and brown sugar with a sweet lingering warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11889) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. Sweet licorice malt, vanilla beans with molasse and vinous notes, and warming alcohol. In mouth, a sweet brown sugar with vinous notes, light belgian hops, and anis seed. Medium bodied and interesting. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11777) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear dark red, dark amber to purple color, medium sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, sweetish, lightly iron, more sweetness. Taste malts, sweetness again, (Dutch) "taai-taai", slightly alcohol, some herbs or spices. Medium to full body, suitable carbonation. One of the best Belgian Strong Ales I’ve had I think, at least one of the best Belgian style beers from the US. Well done!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11736) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11726) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2006
750 mL caged and corked bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy reddish brown with an average frothy light brown head, somewhat diminishing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, roasted), average hops (perfume, flowers, grass), light yeast (dough) with notes of banana, dates and vanilla. Long duration, heavy sweetness, harsh bitterness and acidity. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation and bitter finish. I suspect that this beer will benefit greatly from sitting in the cellar for a few years.


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