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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,233 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,233
Reviews: 936
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 46
Gots: 170 | 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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corylew

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Slightly hazy red. Red is the only way to describe it. Foamy tannish white cap dissipates to a ring that laces through the glass as the liquid goes down.

Smells like a Belgian yeast took a dump in it. That's a good thing. Tons of sweet dried fruit esters in the nose, toffee and a hint of clove or allspice-like spice.

Taste follows suit, lending itself more to the roasty malt background than those estery yeasties. Still that Belgian yeast strain shines through. Little to no hop characteristic.

Mouthfeel isnt anything special but isn't flawed. Good carbonation, sits on the tongue nicely.

Overall, I gotta disagree with the brothers about this. Really? They gave it a C? This is a showcase of an American Belgian style strong dark ale. They should get their pallets checked out.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 07:49:28 | More by corylew
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Rich malty aroma. Complex caramel and toasted malts combine with an almost toffee-like candi sugar aroma. Strong dark fruity esters; fig, date, black cherry, etc. Lightly phenolic, but more of a black pepper than clove. Slightly alcoholic.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,233 ratings.