Brother Thelonious | North Coast Brewing Co.

Brother TheloniousBrother Thelonious
3,040 Ratings
Brother TheloniousBrother Thelonious

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

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

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

A-mahogany with a fingers worth of very light tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves a bit of lace on the glass

S-rich malt, light dark fruit, and brown sugar. Not as much dark fruit smell as most BSDA's have

T-taste is not bad. More rich malt and more prominent dark fruit than the smell suggested, caramel and brown sugar, and a light roasted finish

M-medium body, medium carbonation, sweet sugary finish

Overall I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but was pleasantly surprised. For an American version of a BSDA it is pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mild black but is a stunning caramel with a caramel head that dissipates very quickly.
Smells like a Belgian should with your prunes and wine. But it also has kind of a lager smell. When I say that I mean that it has that watery basement smell. Not really pleasant.
No shortcoming in taste. Up front you get your figs and grapes and a very mild alcohol burn. And then there is the aftertaste. I think NorthCoast must have a secret ingredient that they add in their beers that give it a superb coffee/earthy/dirt taste right at the end that I love.
There is very slight carbonation and a medium thickness in the mouth.

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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice reddish, amber pour. Darker than most other Belgian style ales. Cream colored head dissipates quickly. Sweet toffee, fruity overtones. Prickly bitterness up front, coriander, this fades quickly leaving sugary, plum after taste. Medium carbonation and medium body in general. A pretty good Belgian style ale overall, just not quite on par with the others I have had. Worth a taste.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 3,040 ratings
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