RATINGS: 1704   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1208) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2013
750mL. Grey head that dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of dark fruit. Figgy. Pretty sweet-a bit too much so if you ask me. Loses it’s pop soon after losing a little carbonation.


3.9
smaynard6000 (1269) - 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.

4.1
DenverLogan (1304) - 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!

3.6
scoth (693) - 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.

3.8
piwnanuta (271) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Słód, rodzynki, suszone owoce. Do tego w smaku delikatna śliwka. Karmel. Suszona morela.

4
gdalgin (1) - - DEC 23, 2017 does not count
tasty, good aroma, goes well with burger and pasta. no more comment this rule is pretty useless ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
SG111 (2146) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Tap at Whole Foods. Pours clear copper. Tan head. Aroma is Belgian esters, cinnamon, plum, dark fruit. Flavor is cinnamon, fig, dark fruit, raisins. Actually pretty solid. Nice cinnamon presence.

3.4
ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Rather sweet, caramel, honey, raisins, with some tartness in a green apple, alco very well hidden. love the name / label

4.2
NiklasT (145) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2017
Dark ruby red, with thin beige head. Aroma rich, dark dried fruit dominates. Taste has dark cherries, plums and some raisins. A slight yeastiness also comes through and it all ends in a well balance bitter sweetness. Very nice!

3.4
77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017
[Malmö 2017] Draft sample @ The Bishops Arms Savoy. Dark near clear amber, solid mocha head. Nose is BE figs, cloying with dark soap, cloves, bit thin. Tastes of soap, almost fish guts yeast, NL BE dark fruit profile, sugar,… Too soap, cloying a bit but not thick bodied. Body is touch thin, don’t really get the high score but also not really my thing.

4.3
voyageurmike (521) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Poured into tulip glass from a bomber. Beautiful dark ruby red, full bodied. Dark fruit aroma, taste is more fig and caramel than raisin. Bittersweet finish is mighty fine.


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