Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 2xHops:
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'd like to preface this review with a disclaimer. I have had some belgian ales, but I am trying to think if I have drank any comparables that I can compare this beer to. I can't at this moment, so I realize this may be the first beer in this style I've had.
Let's talk about my first impression, then?
It's certainly dark, and it was served to me in a Chimay glass. Is that good? I don't know. It did smell somewhat sweet to my unrefined nose. The taste was good, but I have to agree with some of other reviewers who said it seems to be quite too sweet. It's the dominant flavor profile: sweet, sweet, and quite malty. It certainly did mask the alcohol fairly well, but it did make me wonder if there should have been a bit more of something else to help counter the sweetness?
Overall, it was a fun beer to try, and if anyone want a strong one, they should try it. Although, I'd have to say, if there was a bomber of this beer, I don't think I can finish a bottle on my own without becoming a bit out of it! 9.4% ABV will do that to you, and if that's your cup of tea, go for it!
Serving type: on-tap
09-24-2011 05:12:50 | More by 2xHops
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3.93/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle dated 07172013 at cellar temp into imperial pint
Aroma malt with spices
Head large (6.5 cm), creamy with rocks, light brown, rapidly diminishing,
Lacing none to spotty
Body a deep red-amber approaching garnet
Flavor begins with malt, spice and dark fruit, sweet, no diacetyl, no alcohol
Ends with a slight alcohol burn
Palate medium, creamy, carbonation lively
A decent Belgium-style ale I’m revisiting after 7 years. Very pleasant and easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 13:00:03 | More by Ozzylizard
Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,044 ratings.