Brother Thelonious | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.81/5
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3,104 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Vital Statistics

Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Color: Dark mahogany
ABV: 9.4%
Bitterness: 32 IBU's"

Added by sloejams on 05-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,597
Reviews:
1,075
Ratings:
3,104
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
673
Trade:
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear dark amber with a small foamy beige head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: Sweet cooked apple, pumpernickel bread, sour black cherry, molasses, plum, clove.

T: Cooked red apple and pear upfront. Transitions to brown bread and molasses in the middle. Toasty with some nuttiness. Transitions to heavy sweet cherry, plum, and brandy/port on the finish, along with some clove spice. Fairly sweet overall with a slightly drying finish, and some mild alcohol warmth going down.

F: Round, creamy, well-carbonated. Oily and slick with residual sugars.

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Photo of StyloMarx
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EldiabloNegrote
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pontzie
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: brown and ruby that allows a bit of light through and shines a sort of golden hue. A finger and a half head that disspates at a medium pace.

S: a slight cherry note. Some earthy malt but overall a little flat.

T: Holds the alcohol well and has a bit of a nice cherry note, however, there is a flatness overall. A lack of carbonation to carry the flavors across the mouth.

F: Good depth but again a flatness that keeps the beer from really spreading across the palatte.

O: pretty good. It works and is nice, however there are things that it misses that could really put it over the top.

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Photo of Mdaniel723
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good, it has a sweet flavor that I can’t place, maybe cherry, but a nice dark ale

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Photo of BennyProfane
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurt_van
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

6 pack bought in Fort Bragg, CA. 04-2018

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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of quadmad
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into duvel tulip; very little head didn't last. Beautiful dark ruby colour. Basic taste-- nothing special. Probably won't buy again. First BSDA I've had that isn't bottle conditioned.

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Photo of mattjp03
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was bottled 8/3/2016. Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a chimay goblet. This beers pours a cola color and forms a slight and thin light tan crown. Has reddish/Ruby highlights when held up to light.
The smell is an earthy sweetness. Floral and spice like. Slight burn of alcohol when taking a deep breath. Like a alcohol pad.
The taste is sweet and toasty. Almost like a toasted caramel. The floral is in there as well and the alcohol taste is in there.
The feeling is wet all the way through and has the burn from the alcohol. It's not a crazy alcohol burn but still more than expected, especially for the style.
Overall, this is a nice and solid brew but it's nothing too complex or groundbreaking and the burn of it, especially for being a year and a half old is kind of off.

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dawardster
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great taste. Carmel with slight nutty undertones. Alcohol well hidden. No bitterness. Holds head really well. Gets better as it warms.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,104 ratings