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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,614 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 982
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 62
Gots: 362 | 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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Not sure why I ignored this beer for so long maybe it was the price. Paid the $4.29 for the single into a pint glass.
A - A hazy dirty deep brown with just a 1/4 inch of mild head that pulls back to nothing. No lacing.
S - Smells rather sweet in the glass, mild prunes, some apricots and plums with mild vinegar notes. No alcohol notes in the smell.
T - Pretty much just sweet and one dimensional but it taste smooth so its pretty nice. Some ethanol bite in the finish but mostly sweet with some sour grape flavors then some sweeter dried apricots and some plums in the taste.
M - Mostly smooth in taste medium at best but the tingle of alcohol in the finish is mildly off putting.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.