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Brother Thelonious | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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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:
#15,173
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,053
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JR0cker95
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bajdog
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and toasty sipping beer.

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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raisins! The very first taste that hits my palate on the first sip. Then maybe prunes... or figs. Smell is subdued - but maybe because I have to let the beer warm up a bit.

A tasty beer! Good winter drinking, especially around the holidays, for those who enjoy the flavor of dark fruit.

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Photo of mcthfg
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawn530
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very tasty and pretty strong dark ale. North coast has a true winner with this beer. Very enjoyable on its on or with a yummy pizza

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice little pop of the cork & it pours a very pretty ruby red with an impressive light tan head. Lots of little geysers working at the bottom of the glass. Mild aroma of grain & dark fruit. Hint of bitterness , sweetness is lacking. Flavor is raisin, cherry apricot, grain & alcohol. Fairly thick & plenty of carbonation. I think I would love this beer if it were sweeter. One more plus: a donation is made to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz for every bottle sold. Jazz is cool.

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REDAMI
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Light ruby pour with a thin off-white head which dissolves quickly.

S - Cinnamon, dark fruits, candy sugar, slight metallic tinge. Brings to mind a Cinnabon.

T - Fruity, plums and pears, apple peel bitterness, toasted grains. Slight tobacco aftertaste.

F - Thin, with slight alcohol warmth. Moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Lacks the body of most BSDA's but has a pleasant complexity on the tongue.

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Photo of 12ozfan
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a dark ruby with a minimal head. The aroma features lots of dark fruit - raisin, prune, dark cherry - with notes of chocolate, cinnamon, and tea. The flavor is fairly sweet, with cherry, chocolate, prune, allspice, and nougat as notes. The mouthfeel is quite thick with moderate carbonation. Overall this has a great and traitioonal range of flavors, ut could benefit from a bit more carbonation.

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4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmcquirk
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Malty and grainy upfront, coupled with fruit, caramel, light spice, and mild esters

A: Dark reddish-brown color, clear, with an off-white head that quickly recedes into the glass.

T: Dark fruit character, with caramel malt, sweet, coupled with a light brown sugar note, followed by a slightly earthy and almost light wine note, with a semi-sweet finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has an enjoyable malty character with a fruity estery quality. While perhaps not the most traditional Belgian Strong Dark Ale, I've ever had it's still pretty tasty.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 3,053 ratings
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