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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,477 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,477
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 55
Gots: 257 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I first drank this beer in a steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia. I had a steak dinner that was called "Neptune's Cow" (a filet topped with sauteed shrimp and blue crab sauce). The pairing was perfect.

Appearance: Dark brown
Smell: Hoppy and full-bodied with a hint of honey
Taste: Dark bread like pumpernickel but smooth
Mouthfeel: Smooth
Drinkability: Great beer brewed in the Belgian style.

Serving type: bottle

gbarbee, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sawvell11, Oct 25, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a chalice...

Appearance: Deep brown with small but persistent tan head.

Aroma: Prune and faint chocolate. I'm also getting some roastiness that seems inappropriate for the style.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Raisins and a hint of chocolate. Roasty bitterness and alcohol were apparent on first sip but subside significantly as it warms. Perhaps a touch too roasty and boozy for the style. Slight acidity.

Mouthfeel: Ester derived perception of sweetness is immediately countered by a very dry finish. Highly effervescent as should be expected. Perhaps some of the acidity is derived from a carbonic acid bite.

Overall: A good attempt at the style, but lacks the well rounded character of the best examples. Booze and slight roastiness compete with (rather than compliment) the fruity esters.

HoposaurusRex, Oct 24, 2014
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Terrifically smooth malt taste with bitter and alcohol taste at the end.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,477 ratings.