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Figjam - Arbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drbenderdo on 01-20-2014)
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good beer fron Arbor. Figs in the smell, figs very prevalent in the taste. True to the style. Slightly boozy, have three more bottles; we'll see how they mellow. A little bit thin for a quad.

Definitely well worth a try.

Photo of MaxPowers
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaybes
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of RyanCFriedrich
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of loganburgh
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jerryhell
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Alextricity
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into all that was clean... a stupid shaker pint.

Appearance: Started pouring aggressively which was a bad idea. Slower it down, and it all eventually poured into the glass to the brim. Two fingers of a creamy looking tan head that has an audible carbonation -- almost like a pop. The color is a gorgeous, deep ruby red. (4.5/5)

Smell: Definitely get the expected quad aromas, with that deep dark fruit smell -- namely, figs, of course. Under that there's a sort of nondescript spicy note. There's a prune juice vibe as well. Pretty good and interesting, but definitely not a beer that's making my mouth water. (3.5/5)

Taste/feel: Whoa, hey, gigantic beer... uh. Yeah. Massive, massive sweetness and alcohol booziness almost all the way through in this. First sip it's semi-creamy with a little sweetness, but then there's a massively sweet, I-just-bit-into-a-fig sweetness. Other quad characteristics like the yeast and sweet tasting malt are also there -- as if this beer needs more sweetness! The distant aftertaste saves this beer as it has a slightly bready/toasty character that adds some much needed depth. The feel is quite nice: creamy with a slow prickling carbonation. (4/5, 4.25/5)

Massively sweet. One of the sugariest beers I've had... a single 12oz bottle will almost be too much for me to handle. The huge candied fig flavor of this beer with its boozy warmth make this a bottle that could easily be shared. It's a pretty well made beer, but one that'll likely have the sugar making you bow out before the alcohol hits you.

(4/5)

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ljc973
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -4%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

Appearance - 3.75/5
Dark red in color, clear. Small amount of dark tan head. Can see an average amount of carbonation rising through the beer.

Smell - 4.25/5
Fruity (figs?), alcohol, sweet malts, dark caramelized sugar, bready and spicy. A nice complex smell.

Taste - 4/5
Figs, sweet caramelized sugar malts, alcohol, bready and spicy.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium bodied, light amount of medium intensity carbonation. Slightly crisp.

Overall - 4/5
This was a good brew, but nothing super special.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ianpstephens
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of nelser01
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

WoW! Warm, figgy, aromatic, great finish.

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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Huron_River_Brew
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Quadrupel, don't be afraid of figs, figs on the nose, sweet figs but so belgian, love the alcohol. "F*ck I'm Good, Just Ask Me..."

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4.64/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Figjam from Arbor Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.