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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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very good

2,590 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,590
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 61
Gots: 342 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: sloejams on 05-04-2006

"Vital Statistics

Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Color: Dark mahogany
ABV: 9.4%
Bitterness: 32 IBU's"
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I don't normally drink this style of beer. It is pricy at $5 for a bottle at retail, but worth it. An amazing aroma and mouthfeel. A full, rich head and a beautiful clear bronze color. Great balance. Definitely much better than the BA rating of 85.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Hex92
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wish I could remember how much I pad for this beer, because that definitely factors into the rating. I think it smells great. Definitely has that wonderful aroma of strong dark ale. The flavor is nice and it as nice mouth feel. There could be a bikt more casrbonation. My bottle seemed a bit flat. I liked it, but if the price is the same as the SDAs from Unibrue I would buy line of those instead.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of hopmashian
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had to try as I like Belgian style ale and Thelonious Monk is an American Original jazz composer. I wasn't disappointed as the first taste hit the back of my mouth. Very easy to drink, goes well with curries. Really as good as some Belgians. I would get this again.

Photo of SteveB24
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance; deep brown, but not too dark for the style. nice head that last for a satisfying amount of time. nice bubbles in the beer itself.

smell. malty, middy sweet.

taste; rich maltiness which is classic for the style, with a very nice, light, slight fruitiness that is surprising and welcome.

mouthfeel. very nice. good carbonation and isn't too heavy for a dark ale but is far from thin.

overall. a good beer that fans of dark ales will enjoy but will be appreciated by people with milder taste as well. still lacks wow, the brewery has better.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Honey-amber color, clear with little or no sediments. Thick, foamy head that sticks around. Looks good, refreshing.

Smell - Malts with a very crisp, fruity scent. Not a lot of complexity, though. The sweet scent picks up and leaves right away.

Taste - Starts off very bready, transitions into a fruitiness that is reminiscent of raisins and apple. Dissipates very quickly into a mettalic, malty finish. Hides the alcohol content well for the ABV but it does come through more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - Feels alright sitting on the tongue, maybe a little more carbonated than I'd like given how smooth the beer itself is. Little bit of thickness left on the tongue after the swallow.

Overall - Probably not something I'd seek out again but would have no problem drinking again. DIdn't really get any outstanding characteristics from it and it was personally a bit sweeter than what I'd like out of this style of beer. In short, worth a try if you can, it seems like the opinion on this beer forks pretty heavily between reviewers.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,590 ratings.