The Brewscale Score
APPEARANCE - 8.6
AROMA - 8.9
TASTE - 9.2
10 is perfection, and is almost unattainable. Anything below a 6 is undrinkable.
I acquired a bottle of Brother Thelonious, a Belgian strong ale from North Coast Brewing Company at a local bottle shop.
Brother Thelonious pours a ruby-brown color that settles to a cloudy body clarity and a medium carbonation. The head is average, light brown in color and fizzy in appearance.
The aroma that I pick up is malt presence with dark cherry tones that are a prelude to what is to come from this abbey ale. Upon my first sip, I am greeted with dark cherry, raisin, apricot and cinnamon notes that hit you at once, then become individually perceived. On the finish, I get a slight red wine, plum flavors and a warming alcohol presence.
Brother Thelonious is a nice medium bodied brew that is a very good representation of a Belgian strong ale.
ABV = 9.4%