RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
A fairly strong offering from north coast, this beer is dominated by dark fruit flavors. Some maltiness is present. The mouthfeel is excellent. A good but not great beer.

3.4
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Dark with ruby highlights, very thin tan head. no head, no retention... no lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, belgian yeast, bready, malt, caramal, molassas. Medium body, somewhat chewy. Plenty of carbonation. Alcohol present and in the after taste. Taste is molassas, dark fruits, caramel sweetness, brown sugar, alcohol in the finish. In my estimation, Thelonious deserves a better brew named after him.

4
FriendOfBeer (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Dark cherry red appearance. Palate is filled with figs and cherries, very carbonated, high alcoholic taste. All fades away rather quickly leaving only fruitiness which warrants this a near 4 rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3
kordestanchi (101) - - SEP 20, 2014
Dark brown beer with small tan head. With sweet fruity aroma and sweet-sour palate, it’s a beautiful beer to honor Thelonious Monk for his great jazz music

3.7
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
12 oz bottle pours out a dark amber with ruby tones. Deliveries a good tan short lived head. Aromas of Belgium yeasts candied sugar dark ripe fruits such as plums and cherries. Tastes of fruits roasted malts spices and Belgium yeasts. Finishes a little short with a lingering taste of mild hops and malts.

3.8
duaneh (100) - - MAR 6, 2012
Brown color with lots of thick late-colored foam but settling down to a finger. The smell slowly filled the room- apricot, yeast, caramel and licorice. The taste had an initial metallic feature followed by sweet fruits, some yeast, and licorice and alcohol in the end.

3
rgfellow (100) - - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a beautiful amber with minimal lace. Aroma is harsh alcohol. Carbonation is spot on. Bitter, nutty taste. Decent beer.

3.9
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pours a light chocolate red with a tan head. Tastes of plums and other dark fruit. Lightly sour. Alcohol not very present.

3.5
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2008
tap. Dark amber brown, with small head. Tofee, caramel, spice, vanilla. OK length and mouthfeel, wish it lasted a little longer.

3.2
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Aroma of molasses. Mahogany in color with slight head. Taste is fruits and molasses. Nice finish with a bit of licorice in it.


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