Goebel Liquor Wichita Kansas

Brother Thelonious Belgian-Style Abbey Ale

North Coast Brewing Company - United States

Available in 750ml bottles

individual $0.00

Alcohol Content: 9.40% by volume

Like a Belgian "Dark Strong Ale", 750ml corked and caged bottle, cellared for about one year. Served at between fridge and cellar temperature in a Chimay goblet. I'm noticing the 9% ABV on the label... a strong dubbel compared to most in the 7-8.5% range. Let's drink!

Appearance- Gentle foam eases up the neck of the bottle upon corking. On the pour, the color is a caramel brownish red with a two-finger light tan head that pops away to an o-ring around the perimeter. Lacing is moderate and spotty.

Smell- There's a tartness that bites the nose initially, then a wonderfully creamy nose of prunes and figs settles in. It's a luscous, malty aroma that continues to carry an almost lemony breeze even afterwards.

Taste- An evolution of flavors develop on the tongue, beginning with a surprising tartness at the sides. The big malts and dark fruits arrive shortly, delivering full-on rich flavors of plum and figs. There is a subtle hop bitterness in the finish, but it is cloaked in vanilla and booze-drenched fruit.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The texture here is simply put, perfect. Slick and frothy going in, it remains impeccably sublime through the swallow. Considering the richness in flavor here, this mouthfeel couldn't possibly be better. This is a big beer, one best savored with a hearty meat or cheese dish. Well worth the money spent.
32 IBU's

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