Brother Thelonious | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.81/5
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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:
#20,169
Reviews:
1,079
Ratings:
3,124
pDev:
13.12%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
683
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 3,124 |  Reviews: 1,079
Photo of onewayboogie
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BerryKumquat
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big bottles are meant to share!

This pours a ruddy raisin amber. Foam lingers. Raisiny fig notes, with a clove and banana gum characteristic. Great effervescence.

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Photo of antihero404
3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Crossofiron
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

As a fan of Belgian abby type ales, I thought that this beer was very good. Not to get snobby about it but damn good.

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Photo of Spiceepicklez
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pretty amber color, with a very nice and permanent head. Smell is rather missing, but that is made up for by the incredibly rich, complex, and wonderful dark Belgian style taste. Very rich in dark fruits and malt, I love it! Feel is a little thin, but nicely carbonated.

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Photo of iguanodon
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

[Original rating 2012-08-24] Pours a deep reddish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel with a hint of banana and faint booze. Taste is caramel, stone fruit and booze.

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Photo of Vipers26
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of isaac_barrow
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMatt408
4.94/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerDrinker2020
4.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Very high alcohol content, but great taste.

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

Photo of MattSn
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdubblas
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StevenWernerCS
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite, great with cheesecake, but not so great with dinner

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Photo of chuckbeer
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic

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Photo of CaptAwesome85
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L Amber with nice lace
S: Banana fruit
T: pear in the beginning, the cherry sneaks up on you, it builds, an interesting dance of flavors, molasses
F: drinkable, needs more as noted by others, a little flat, not by much, but close to being a perfect beer. The feel is lacking more than anything else.

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Photo of WickedBeer
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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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

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

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3,124 ratings