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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,234 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,234
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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cantfindme

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-04-2011 06:45:02 | More by cantfindme
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-04-2011 02:48:48 | More by bigred89
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-04-2011 01:33:02 | More by PhatAtUT
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beerslushy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-03-2011 15:38:54 | More by beerslushy
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Zraly

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish Head goblet. Decent lacing to a murky ruby-brown all with an off-white/tan head. Smells like a bag of raisins macerated in wort.

Raisins. If you like raisins, I think this might be your choice of beverage. Aroma and taste of raisins (in case you missed my memo). Because of this heavy one-note, there is a distinct wine-like quality to this ale. There are notes of brown sugar and honey, too, but the raisin note overwhelms a bit upfront. Semi-sweet and a touch sour. Medium bodied. Slight hint of spice in the finish, as well as a momentary cherry note, but maybe not enough to balance out the flavor of...raisins.

This is a bit one dimensional to me. Once the finish comes around, I hope for something more to kick in or to let my palate down a bit slow, but to no avail. Not bad, but not great. I think there are better interpretations to style.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 01:03:58 | More by Zraly
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Keemohoppy

Colorado

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-02-2011 20:59:14 | More by Keemohoppy
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dchew85

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-02-2011 16:30:22 | More by dchew85
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-02-2011 05:14:33 | More by rab53
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DeezGunz14

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-02-2011 05:10:58 | More by DeezGunz14
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-02-2011 04:47:07 | More by crashdavisinoh
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-02-2011 02:52:23 | More by RichH55
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thisladyluck

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-02-2011 01:54:14 | More by thisladyluck
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-29-2011 23:06:52 | More by brandoman63
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-29-2011 22:46:04 | More by kayrex
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bmur112

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-29-2011 11:45:51 | More by bmur112
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-29-2011 04:38:19 | More by bobv
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-28-2011 23:03:07 | More by nmann08
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JimInTN

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-28-2011 21:30:10 | More by JimInTN
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-28-2011 06:34:43 | More by AlexChillton
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-28-2011 02:50:40 | More by cornucopia
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confer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cola brown with a tan froth.
S- I almost had to give this a slightly lower rating on the smell since it is really pretty light on aroma, but small amount of sweet candy molasses that is there is good.
T- Taste is all on the back end. Starts real plain almost water like but has a nice sweet alcohol finish.
MO-Thick creamy feel. Overall a real good high abv beer. I'll try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 20:22:50 | More by confer
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-26-2011 22:08:43 | More by bluntedboywonder
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-26-2011 13:40:48 | More by deapokid
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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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truestar

New York

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-26-2011 01:47:12 | More by truestar
Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.