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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,409 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,409
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 50
Gots: 232 | 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 +13.2%
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
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Terrifically smooth malt taste with bitter and alcohol taste at the end.

moundbz, Today at 02:50 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Fruity. I tasted plums and fig and maybe other dark fruits. I thought I was drinking a quadrupel. Very good flavor. As for look and smell and color I couldnt care less. Its all about taste.

leffebrown84th, Thursday at 09:09 PM
Photo of soulpower75
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

I am a BIG fan of Thelonious' music and the beer is just smooth. It has a warm brown color and a deep malty flavor. It leaves you with bit of a bitter aftertaste kind of like the last note of a Monk tune.

soulpower75, Thursday at 07:37 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Aged this one, and it was very tasty. I just expected a little more, I guess.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,409 ratings.