North Coast Brother Thelonious

I wrote: "North Coast Brother Thelonious. Powerful sort of smell like a red. Taste is a nice buzz with a red taste. A little bitterness roams around, more in the aftertaste than during. Kinda fruity like a red wine. Yes... That's what I'm most reminded of red wine. Love the smell. Definitely strong. Not best, but good. After about half, the dominant smell is alcohol. Not much like wine taste."

Yes, I definitely remember just smelling the alcohol after I drank about the cup. I wasn't surprised how dominant the smell was. I asked my friend for a second opinion. He agreed the dominant smell was alcohol. It's curious I didn't smell this when I first got the drink. Maybe the fried chicken strips, fries, barbeque sauce, ranch, or maple dijon altered the taste.

Maybe the beer was less than good, maybe it was just okay. I'd wait at least a year before trying this beer again.

Brother Thelonious is to the left of the keg with the green and orange stripe.

Yard House:
North Coast Brother Thelonious
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I wrote: "Brother Thelonious. Complex smell. Strong flavor. Sweet aftertaste. Josh, after some sips, perceived an aftertaste which he found unique. I think it has a bit of a caramel taste to it. Josh thinks it tastes like violet crumble (light, airy, substantial). Overall, I find it strong and sweet." 9:52PM PT


North Coast Brother Thelonious

Relevant Links:
North Coast Brewing Co. Website
Brother Thelonious (North Coast Brewing Co. Website)
Brother Thelonious (

Website Information:
Belgian Style Abbey Ale

Like a Belgian “Dark Strong Ale”, the beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9.3%. The package is a 750 ml bottle with a traditional cork and wire finish or 12oz 4 packs and features a label picturing the jazz master himself.

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

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