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RATINGS: 1590   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.


jeremyh70's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (831) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a semi-clear brown with ruby highlights and a huge off white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving moderate lacing. Nice looking beer. The nose is immediately Belgian with aromas of bubblegum, dark fruit and some clove. Taste delivers the dark fruit with raisins and figs, burnt brown sugar sweetness and the clove along with a bit of pepper. Mouthfeel is effervescent and medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. A valiant attempt at a Belgian style by an American brewer. Good but not as good as the real thing. ---Jeremy H


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlindGuardianco (17) - - MAR 16, 2015
Tasty beer, mild malty flavour, strong alcohol flavour when warmer, good overall, will try again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
Rötlich, braun, fast wie Rotwein. Hefig, dunkle Früchte, brauner Zucker, bananig. Am Gaumen hefe, Weizen, dunkle Früchte, Likör, dunkler Zucker, süffig, karbonisiert.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
nsamstark (10) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle from 2013 tasted 2015, Really nice beer, maybe a bit too old, one year might be perfect. Wonderful aroma of sweet caramel and the taste is ful of old fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3367) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle (12 oz). Bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Split 2-ways with JulienHuxley.

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep amber with a medium easy to revive off-white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Quite fruity with mineral notes, brown sugar, cinnamon and bread.

Taste: Quite fruity (raisins, berries), mineral notes, brown sugar, cinnamon and light chocolate. Some residual sugars.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Tickles the tongues a bit. Brown sugar, earthy and spicy finish.

Overall: Good fruity BSA. A bit too spicy, but tasty.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at Tom’s place. Clear deep copper pour with thin off white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, strawberries, light earthy notes, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, malty, light roasted malt. Palate is med-full bodied with light carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1644) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber color with a medium thin frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, honey and yeast. Sweet and medium sour taste with a bitter finish.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 5, 2015
12oz bottle poured to pint glass. Off white head one finger thick dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Smells malty and of dried dark fruits. Rich deep amber near brown color. Notes of toffee and caramel accentuate the mild bittering of the hops. Has a boozy warmth to it finishes clean. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (115) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
BOTTLE. (not corked - 9.4%) Poured red to brown with a quick disappearing off white head. Nose is intriguing, got a sherry boozy smell & sweet toffee. Caramel malt & toffee upfront that goes away relatively quickly turning into spices & malt, finishes with a bite almost like a spirit. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2730) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Toft Vin, CPH - dark sienna brown pour with off white head. Aroma and taste comprises medium sweet caramel malts, doughy yeasty, dark dried fruit, brown sugar, treacle, medium subtle boozy warming, really liked this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (99) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Deep, dark red-brown pour with off-white head that quickly disappears. Aroma of sweet fruits and malt, translate well into the flavor with some alcohol, and as some have mentioned - a bit of red wine, especially on the finish which is dry. Tasty stuff.


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