RATINGS: 1708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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.

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thunderpup12 (21) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2018
UPDATED: APR 14, 2018 12 oz bottle. Color is a pretty red. Taste is very smooth. Great beer to sip and an all time favorite.

camay1997 (99) - patton, California, USA - APR 11, 2018
UPDATED: APR 11, 2018 Thick though short lived tan head on top of an amber body. This beer smells of sweet spices and it tastes as sweet as it smells. It is dry on finish, and not in a good way. It's not a bad beer nor is it an exceptional beer. Others may like it more than I did.

runaway (109) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2018
12oz bottle pours ruddy hazy amber with lush bubbly head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is stone fruit, banana, caramel malts, dark bread. Taste is sweet, juicy and some spice on the finish, a tad cloying. Smooth and sweet, medium body.

NordicV (2694) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2018
UPDATED: APR 6, 2018 Rödbrun öl med beige skum. Doft och smak av karamell, fikon, mörka frukter och lätt kryddighet. Något mildare än de belgiska originalen.

greghansen () - - MAR 31, 2018
How can you not give this a top rating. I am mostly a wine person and when I drank this I was reminded of a nice Cabernet. It was smooth, fruity and delicious. Then when I saw the alcohol content I know why it reminded me of a wine. This is a great beer.

ChrisOfstad (552) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2018 0,33 litre Bottle, gift. Dark brown with little head. Malts, hops yeast and Caramel aroma and taste. OK

smaynard6000 (1294) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with small tan head. Aroma is mostly of dark fruits. Somewhat sweet fruity flavor with some hops to balance in the finish. Medium-to-full bodied. Quite nice.

DenverLogan (1358) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2018
From a 750 into a Denver Rare Beer stem glass. Pours copper brown with head and lace. Aroma of amber malts, caramel, slight alcohol. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel, amber malt, honey, slight alcohol. Overall rich, flavorful, sweet but not overwhelming... lovely to drink. Play Carmen McRae's version of "Suddenly In Walked Bud" for extra delight!

scoth (698) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Pours clear chestnut brown with a medium beige head, excellent retention. Strong banana bread aroma with notes of caramel, and clove, lightly earthy. Thick body with lively, velvety carbonation. Medium sweet, slightly tart, mild bitter finish. Very bready, malty aftertaste. It would be interesting to see what it would be like if a greater percentage of malt were replaced by belgian candi sugar.

piwnanuta (296) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Słód, rodzynki, suszone owoce. Do tego w smaku delikatna śliwka. Karmel. Suszona morela.

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