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RATINGS: 1595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


mtwhitney's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Had a strange taste that I could not identify. Not entirely unpleasant,but weird enough to not want another. Highly eccentric, just like Thelonious.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2575) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Sweet, tangy aroma or spiced up dark fruit, with a thin layer of caramel. Dark ruby/brown color, thin head, some lacing. Sweet dark fruit, berries, and bit of chocolate. Alcohol is very apparent, sourish and quite tangy, the spiciness is very well integrated into the other flavors. Medium-heavy body. Quite complex, earthy, fruity, and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
Klare dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach überreifen roten Früchten, leicht alkoholisch, kräftig malzig. Geschmack nach sehr reifen roten Früchten, Karamell, alkoholisch, gut!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
skatanarchy (75) - - APR 17, 2015
뛰어난 맥주.북미 채제동안 마신 맥주탑텐에 무난히 꼽을수 있는, 남들에게 꼭 추천하고 싶은 맥주. 병을따자자짙&# 풍기는 레드와인향. 9.4도의 맥주지만 벨지움 스타일로 이스트와 당으로 장난 쳐 입안에 넣는 순간 무수한 맛과 향이 복잡하게 피어오르고 지며, 무언가 메모하려는 순간에 머릿속이 멍해져 취기가 오르며나뭇껍&# 흙내, 다양한 약재의 향과 맛이 입과 코에 멤돌다 진다. 전형적인 수사들의 맥주만들기 수법. 재미없는 맥주들 많이 마시면서 점점더 벨기에에 이삼개월 체류해 보고싶다는 생각이 강해졌다. 하지 벨기에 맥주와는 확실히 다른 가벼움과 천진함이 있다. 그런 건전한 미국 크래프트 맥주 정서가 장난으로만은 끝나지 않은, 좋은 결과물로 뽑아나온 뛰어난 맥주중의 하나다.샐러니& 몽크 헌정맥주이며&# 교육에 수익의 일부가 기부되는 듯 하다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (194) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
On tap at The Local. Pours clear dark red. Boozy nose, berries, toffee. Sweet caramel taste. Warm and nice.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cattrall (40) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - APR 8, 2015
Umm sorry no. Too much caramel and malt. Not really a 'Belgian Style Abby Ale' at all. A bit reminiscent of a Rosenbach Grand Cru but no where near the balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlindGuardianco (25) - - 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 (461) - 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 (12) - 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 (3615) - 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 (3939) - 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.


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