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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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very good

2,511 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,511
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 57
Gots: 276 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was a cold night by the fire, poured into a goblet from the bottle. Very dark brown with moderate head and lacing. The aroma was sweet, raisins and cinnamon maybe, overripe fruit but in a good way. The taste was heavy, but smooth with clean finish. I personally didn't pick up on the alchol bite when I was drinking it, but it snuck up on me by the bottom of the glass! I recommend it, but not a world beater. And remember it's a bit stonger than the average beer!

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A: Dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges. Tall, light beige head that crackles and pops its way down the glass quickly.

S: Raisins, bread, alcohol.

T: Alcoholic bite is a little stronger than I'd like. I can only pick out the Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. Caramel and bready flavors are on par with the style.

M: A bit overcarbonated. Body is medium.

O: There are more readily available, and better IMHO, of this style. That being said, a solid representation of the style, albeit spicy. Maybe some aging would help tone down the alcohol.

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750ml bottle purchased at Fiddlehead Farms in Dover, NH. Pours a crystal-clear copper-brown with a good inch or so of khaki-colored head. Smells fruity with caramel and nutty notes. Fruity and spicy, with distinct caramel, toffee, chocolate, and nut notes playing fairly equal roles. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Pretty tasty - balanced and robust without being in your face. A little less dry than many versions I've had, but I don't mind that in the slightest. Excellent.

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A - Dark brown amber with a thin but creamy head that lingers and leaves a decent lace.

S - Sweet, fruity nose with some complexities.

T - Malty forward with a vibrant yeast tone that is complemented by various herbal and fruit tones.

M - Vibrant carbonation and a clean mouthfeel for the style.

O - A solid BSDA, not overly complicated but quite enjoyable.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,511 ratings.