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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,240 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,240
Reviews: 936
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 46
Gots: 174 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Vital Statistics

Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Color: Dark mahogany
ABV: 9.4%
Bitterness: 32 IBU's"

(Beer added by: sloejams on 05-04-2006)
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Ljunkan

Sweden

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color.

Smell is of malt, dried fruits, plums, caramel and american hops.

Taste is first sweet, malty with notes of dried fruits and caramel. It ends with some american hops and notes of citrus.

Quite filling and nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipper, for sure. Maybe not extremely drinkable, but I think the alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 10:28:43 | More by Ljunkan
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.