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Friar's Quad - New England Brewing Co.

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Friar's QuadFriar's Quad

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian-style ale whose flavor is as bold as my wide's meatloaf - and four times as tasty, *b'dump-tssssh* But I kid, folks. This ale is a real mensch. We're here all week.

(Beer added by: davey101 on 05-11-2012)
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%

08-31-2014 23:36:58 | More by Nolen12
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Zaximus

Washington

3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

08-19-2014 02:30:12 | More by Zaximus
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

1 pint .09 fluid oz bottle poured into an over-sized wine glass. Liquid comes out sort of a plumb colored red/brown/purpleish color. Blush wine colored highlights when you hold it up to the light and a little bit of particles and sentiment floating around in there. Whiteish fizzy head with very small bubbles goes away almost instantly after the pour. Ok looking beer, nothing too special.

First sniff, wow, pretty good. Not really 100% true to style, but I'm digging it. It's very grapey, like a nice red wine almost. A few other vinous fruits, cherries, plumbs and some dehydrated apricots and figs. Maybe some plumb, peach, and apple skins in there. A little bit of Belgian breadiness, but not much.

Taste is pretty equal to the smell. Again nice plump, ripe red/purple grapes and some other vinous fruits and tannins. Black cherries, figs, dehydrated golden delicious apples. Hints of cinnamon. A wee bit of dark roasted Belgian grains glazed in honey. A hint of pepper at the back end too.

Mouthfeel is really good. Very low carbonation, close to non-existent, but suits the flavors quite well. Heavy body with long lingering flavors. Tries to be smooth, but a little gritty, only slight bitterness with a earthy/fruity dry bitter finish. Really drinkable, but drinks like a quality red wine. Alcohol is very well hidden. I wouldn't guess a 10+% beer on this, I'd say high 7 low 8. Really delicious. Probably a much more Americanized version of the Belgian Style Quad, but I really enjoy it. It's hard for me not to rate it higher.

08-04-2014 00:46:08 | More by AndyAvalanche
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%

Sampling at cellar temp poured into a snifter. the beer pours a dark mahogany with minimal beige head. Aroma is molasses brown sugar, and a little bit of bready yeast. I dont get any hops and only a little bit of booze.
First sip reveals a light body with mild almost non existent carbonation. Flavor is malty and sweet with a bit of dark fruit. I also get molassess and brown sugar. The flavor is actually mild, which is surprising but not a problem.
Overall the beer exhibits no nhints of booze or hops and is easily drinkable.
A decent beer that I enjoy, but it seems a little "brown" or malty as a quad. Double Brown Ale anyone?

07-28-2014 03:22:04 | More by sulldaddy
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audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-25-2014 15:17:32 | More by audioserf
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Matty123

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-22-2014 15:51:40 | More by Matty123
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-17-2014 20:46:52 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-12-2014 15:04:32 | More by Bizoneill
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-04-2014 00:58:31 | More by mltobin
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-12-2014 00:45:58 | More by Houser
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-06-2014 16:05:04 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-05-2014 21:09:12 | More by hopley
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-06-2014 01:00:26 | More by ystazi
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-05-2014 13:19:59 | More by tylergoov
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-24-2014 01:38:00 | More by Griffith
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ShaneDorsey

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-08-2014 06:53:30 | More by ShaneDorsey
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-05-2014 03:51:42 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-14-2014 23:54:13 | More by KevinDanger23
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2014 01:07:44 | More by pknyc
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lic217

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-19-2013 00:42:09 | More by lic217
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Wukk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-18-2013 01:28:19 | More by Wukk
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Lars3

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev 0%

My first review in over a year.

I've been hanging on to this bottle for over a year, I think it is from their first run of bottles. I'm not sure how many batches they've made, but I know this is one of the first if not the first.

No head. Nothing. Nada. A very vigorous pour into a Duvel tulip and nothing but large bubbles that immediately burst. No lacing on the glass either. The color of the beer is wonderful. A sanguineous hue of garnet or burgundy.

I'm not getting a huge nosefull of smell on this one, but what I am picking up is quite nice. Very sweet and wine-like. Almost a barleywine smell, with a ton of dark fruits.

Like other have said, sweet with a hint of flat cola. Very interesting. A light mouthfeel for a quad.

I like this beer. I don't drink a ton of quads, but I'd certainly like to drink more of this one. Hopefully when the new brewery opens up we'll be seeing much more of this beer and other Belgian style beers from NEBco.

12-02-2013 00:50:15 | More by Lars3
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-02-2013 00:00:29 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Hirshi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-01-2013 19:49:06 | More by Hirshi
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TheHurtMerchant

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-24-2013 00:31:18 | More by TheHurtMerchant
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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.