Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dnichols:
4.3/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I first enjoyed a Brother at Jazz Alley in Seattle while having a prime rib dinner and listening to Taj Mahal. While my dinner companions shared a bottle of not so outstanding wine I was blown away by how well the Brother went with dinner. For this review, I poured a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a chilled challis.
A: The Monk pours a deep garnet murky brown. There was a slight caramel head that dissipated quickly living a modest cover of small bubbles on the surface of the beer and a meek lacing.
S: Enticing spiciness of nutmeg and malty sweetness. Some ripe bing cherries, figs, and a hint of alcohol that warms on the back side of each swig.
T: The taste is dominated on the front side by caramel, figs and a bit of black pepper. This finish is spicy alcohol with a modest bitterness that mingles with residual sweetness.
M: Full-bodied and creamy with a zip resulting from its moderate carbonation and a warm alcohol glow at the finish.
D: A superb American dubbel. I have pleasant residual memories from my experience at Jazz Alley, however, this beer stands the test of time. The taste is solid making it a sure bet for a domestic dubbel.
Comment: I keep The Monk in my stash. It complements a New York Strip dinner, jazz and the company of good friends.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2007 04:18:49 | More by dnichols
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3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from a 25oz bottle into a clean tulip
A: very dark reddish brown. Thick head two fingers with aggressive pour faded quickly.
S: sweet malt and cherries.
T: sweet cherry, bananas
M: good carbonation, thin and goes down easy leaves a slight warmth on the back of my throat.
O: Outstanding abby style ale. Very good representation of the style and helps a music that I love. Part of the proceeds go to promoting jazz organizations.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 01:39:54 | More by MickeyD
Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,096 ratings.