Beer Wednesday – Brother Thelonius
Happy Beer Wednesday!
This week I’m delighted to be moving further and further away from my challenge to Mother Nature to bring summer faster (she won) by taking part in a Belgian Abbey Ale Brother Thelonious, brewed by North Coast Brewing Company.
Brother Thelonious, obviously named after the jazz musician Thelonious Monk, is a Belgian style abbey-ale, but I thought that for an abbey ale, it was a tad thin, and a bit sweet. The molasses in the nose was appealing, and the smooth effervescence was good, but it was just a bi toff. Now, that may just be because it isn’t Trappiste Rocheforte 10, which, I freely admit, I compare all other abbey ales to, (but can you blame me?). I have real complqints with this berr, anf really, I liked it quite a bit.
To finish off this review, however, I’ve finally figured out a new rating system. I originally had used a scale of 1-5 because, well, 5 seemed like a good number. You know, 5 fingers, 5 toes, 5 is half of 10, all that jazz. Well, I stumbled across Aleheads and their beer blog, and saw that when they review beers, they rate them by giving the beers “hops.” Four hops is amazing, zero hops is atrocious. I thought “Gee, how clever, to use an ingredient in your rating system. I wish I had thought of that.”
I didn’t, and while I considered stealing their idea for a second, a great idea dawned on me, like a bolt out of the blue. Beers don’t come in five-packs, they come in six-packs! I would start rating beers on a scale of 1-6, based on how ,any I would
hoard keep for myself instead of sharing! Genius!
So, I am happy to give Brother Thelonious my very first rating of 4/6.