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North Coast Brewing Co.

North Coast Brewing Co.
Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

North Coast Brewing Co.
Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
Dark brick red color. Boozy, fruity, interesting, peppery, spicy aromas of sun dried cherries, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, and plum shrub with a lightly tannic, shy, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-long caramelized sour apple, allspice, candied orange peel, and Christmas fruitcake finish. A deceptively drinkable quad to pair with intensely roasted wild game.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Spicy & Complex & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: sun dried cherries, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, and plum shrub
Taste Flavor: caramelized sour apple, allspice, candied orange peel, and Christmas fruitcake
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Boar, Baked Ham, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deceptively drinkable quad to pair with intensely roasted wild game.

The Producer

North Coast Brewing

The Producer
455 N. Main ST.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
USA
1 707-964-2739

Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel

A Quadrupel ale as the name and math implies, is an even stronger version of a Belgian Tripel ale and can be thought of as Belgian strong ale. It has rich, chewy malt and typical Belgian yeast complexity with warming high alcohol (9-14%ABV) and a dark color. These are best savored in small quantities on their own, or with desserts or rich cream cheeses.

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Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel