Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from a bomber into my new belgium tulip glass, the body is a very dark brown which turns dark ember red when held up to the light. The head is a tan mocha coloring which dissipates quickly with nice lacy fingers trailing down the glass.
The smell is rich and dense which I like a lot. I get maple syrup and raisins with a mellow amount of hoppy spicing. good distinct scents here to entice your nose.
The flavor follows directly from the nose, definitely a dark fruityness coming through, raisins, plums, and black cherry in my mind. This is combined with a sweet malty flavor of maple and brown sugar which is balanced just enough by a mild spiciness, nutmeg and cinnamon is what I taste from those.
The mouthfeel is lightened by the carbonation to keep the dense malt from weighing you down all but isn't as much as you would get from a chimay.
Overall this is a must try, I had it a long time ago and forgot how great it is. Well balanced and I think a solid dessert brew it's just what I look for in a belgian abbey ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2010 03:34:18 | More by dwilson01
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