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RATINGS: 1528   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10426) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Clear reddish brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and chocolate notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
Botella. Unclear deep red-brown colour. Aroma of spices, alcohol and dark malts. Quite good a mouthfeel. Sweet flavour of weel toasted malt with spices, caramel and pleasant bitter hops. Goes great while playing Nothingface.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle. thanks to larsniclas for sharing. Amber color with an offwhite head. Malty vinous aroma with figs and some other fruits. Strong flavor, sweet fruitd, figd, malt, hops, vinous notes. Gives a warming feeling without letting too much alcohol show. Strong malty, finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Bottled. Beer no. 9 @ American Blind III. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Has light spicy and caramelly notes. Flavour of fruis, caramel, light alcohol and light spice. Is medium bodied. Light dry. Ends on a caremelly and spiced note. Quite easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9871) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9664) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2007
courtesy of Per Samuelsson - hazy dark brown colour with a firm beige head; nice lacing; aroma of banana, prune and candi sugar; sweet, fine but solid carbonation; full-bodied, the finish is long, fruity, yeasty and malty with some residual sweetness and hints of alcohol - robust and very belgian-abbey like


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