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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,217
Reviews: 934
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 45
Gots: 163 | 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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brybeck

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 15:47:02 | More by brybeck
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-25-2014 03:45:35 | More by OKCNittany
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datalager

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-25-2014 01:49:13 | More by datalager
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irthesteve

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-24-2014 01:32:11 | More by irthesteve
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CraftMe14

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-23-2014 01:57:07 | More by CraftMe14
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-22-2014 03:43:54 | More by FightinIrish88
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-22-2014 03:27:13 | More by TBarJr
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-20-2014 03:25:17 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

05-20-2014 02:16:47 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-19-2014 13:15:18 | More by illeagle05
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-19-2014 01:20:12 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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burntoutphilosopher

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – dark ruby or deep amber colored. An off white head that holds well. I would like some sediment or cloudiness for an Abbey. This is very clear when held to light, with no Lees.
S – lightly roasted malt. Very soft… deceivingly so. You’d think it was a mild, flavorless ale at first whiff …
T- softly sweet …so smooth, with a caramel taste. What strikes me is the hops and malt both hit and last for the same time. Usually beers like this are sweet with a bitter after taste, this one, the flavors are so perfectly blended. It’s both sweet and bitter at the same time. It has a LOT of flavor, but not a noticeable alcohol presence. It really attacks the senses (in a good way). No aftertaste, washes cleanly away very quickly.
M – exactly what you’d think of an Abbey … like a 1554. I expected more thick sediment and syrupy texture, but this beer is of average viscosity. Lightly carbonated, and leaves no residue on the palette.

O – 9.4% alcohol, and you can’t even taste it. This is one of my favorite beers. I’ve had this about five times now. It’s sweeter than most beer I like, but it is so pleasantly so… some of these strong abbey’s can have almost a syrupy sweetness that is too much. But this is the most well balanced and blended beer of this style I’ve ever had. It is sweet… it’s supposed to be, but something in the smokey malt flavors really balance it. I don’t directly taste it and find ‘hops’ but there is some element of a dry bitterness there subtly in the background. It washes so cleanly, that it makes a great sipping beer. One of the few beers I consider too good to chug.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 04:11:44 | More by burntoutphilosopher
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Casp1119

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-18-2014 00:28:46 | More by Casp1119
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zcanada

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-17-2014 21:07:46 | More by zcanada
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Phoneguy

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-17-2014 12:07:36 | More by Phoneguy
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-16-2014 23:11:56 | More by jayhunter357
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Meb3

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

05-16-2014 20:29:34 | More by Meb3
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fgmiele

New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a small lightly foamy head. Smell is boozy and fruity.. Can tell this is a strong ale. Cider-y. Flavor is bitey with booze but tastes sweet...almost a cane sugariness to it..definitely a dessert like barley wine. Mouthfeel is thin and boozy with some mild heat. Overall not this biggest barley wine fan..but this isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 03:46:36 | More by fgmiele
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DRich1913

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-14-2014 15:43:51 | More by DRich1913
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cdean801

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-14-2014 14:48:15 | More by cdean801
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cjac

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-12-2014 23:00:32 | More by cjac
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Fitze

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-11-2014 17:31:52 | More by Fitze
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-11-2014 15:07:24 | More by Poupae
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MEO89

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-11-2014 02:44:31 | More by MEO89
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Todd61

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-10-2014 21:21:52 | More by Todd61
Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,217 ratings.