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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,472 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,472
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 54
Gots: 258 | 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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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Note: I'm reviewing this as a classic Dubbel. Your experience may vary.

A - Dark brown, slightly muddy, and brighter than I expected for a Dubbel (or BSDA). Poured a meager 1 finger off-color head, with good retention. No notable lacing.

S - Lighter than expected, with strong notes of liquorice and prunes, and hints of nuts. Belgian candi sugar and dark fruit.

T - Surprisingly good! Very sweet and mellow. Maybe not the most complex Dubbel/BSDA, but quite tasty. Cherries and prunes or dates, a very slight liquorice note (gaining strength as it warms). Slightly nutty.

M - Also quite good. A very smooth drinking beer. Medium-full feel, with no sting and no burn at all. Easy to chew, swish, swallow. Leaves a thick amount of remainder in your throat (calling it "oily" would be an understatement) that is quite pleasant. Is this a perfect mouthfeel? For me, I think so.

O - I was expecting something less than stellar based on the reviews, but I have to say, I came away very impressed. It may not look or smell like it's about to rock your world, but give it a taste with an open mind. This was better, for me, than the Allagash Dubbel I had two days ago, and I was expecting the exact opposite result.

Roguer, Jun 26, 2013
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,472 ratings.