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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,471 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 54
Gots: 258 | 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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Photo of RoyalT
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This is a solid brown in color with a rather smallish head on a hard pour.

Smell – The deep, rich yeast is always my favorite and made up for the lack of a good appearance. It’s dark and doughy and dominates the nose.

Taste – The big malty yeast comes out in spades at the taste. It is very bready like undercooked toast. There’s a light yeasty sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel – This is big in the mouth but shy of full-bodied. The carbonation is light and tickling on the cheeks. It shows a light bitterness just at the very end as you’re walking away from the glass.

Drinkability – This is my kind of BSDA. It’s big but not gianormous, heavy on the yeast, and goes down smoothly.

RoyalT, Aug 04, 2006
Photo of SurferEric
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Yeasty, malty, and potent.

SurferEric, Today at 07:05 AM
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Brewsed, Yesterday at 05:47 AM
Photo of dacrza1
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: November 6, 2014... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... OCCASION: Browns get their one prime-timer tonight, so time to break out the bomber in celebration... APPEARANCE: effervescent off-white bubbles light up an otherwise dark-as-ebony-keys body; two-finger brown head is sudsy and substantial... AROMA: heavy plum and apple early; approximates a red wine with some astringent, brackish notes... PALATE: wow--full-bodied, raking the tongue with a dry finish that demands another sip; warming and hearty; thick and creamy....TASTE: plum indeed, and secondary fruits include apple, pear and lack currants--big and flavorful; stoutish at its finish... OVERALL: a BIG beer that warmly mellows--not as complex as Monk's music, but no argument that it pleases as "Straight No Chaser" might on an autumn night...

dacrza1, Yesterday at 03:50 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours dark brown developing a thin caramel colored head. The aroma is of malt and brown sugar. The flavor is malty, yeasty, a little sweet, but smooth. The alcohol is present but not forward. The finish is slightly dry.
Overall I found this to be a most enjoyable brew.

HighDesertWalrus, Nov 15, 2014
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.