RATINGS: 1715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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, its 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 Brewings 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14259) - 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
Tmoney99 (13757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark ruby color with a minimal fizzy off-white head that mostly diminishing with good lacing. Moderate toasted nuttty malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet bitter finish of moderate duration. With some age may have more character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13634) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13424) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2006
(750ml bottle) Minimal beige head that vanishes quickly, atop clear ruby body. Aroma is medium sweet, plum, some perfume, alcohol astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, light caramel, vinous, some alcohol. Soft, medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13361) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13169) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft - Dark sugar and raisin with some dark fruit, clear copper with a nice beige head. Raisin, plum, dark sugars and a sweet boozy finish. Nice, especially for American made.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13049) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12837) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2006
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep burgundy with a small fizzy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, leather, and a hint of soy sauce. Flavor of dark fruits (plums, dates) and toasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Sampled at the World Beer Festival Richmond, 6/12/10. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, candi sugar, apple and tropical fruits. The taste is caramel, candi sugar, apple and other fruity notes. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12345) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. 9.4%. Pretty clear deep amber. Aroma of caramel, fruits and a bit of cadny notes. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, fruitiness and a drier finish with a spicy note and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied, alcohol is very well-hidden for 9.4%.


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