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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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Morris729

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark burgundy color with a foamy beige head that recedes into a moderate lace. Nose is fruity cherry and plum along with some brown sugar and spicy alcohol. Taste begins with sweet maple syrup and dark fruit along with some bready yeast. There are more subdued flavors of chocolate and banana towards the middle of the taste. A dry and spicy alcohol flavor comes across towards the finish. Enjoyable enough now, but I’d be curious to see how this develops with a little aging.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 20:30:27 | More by Morris729
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.