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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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Reviews by Roguer:
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

A - Extremely dark brown, almost black, completely opaque. Relatively small (~1 1/2 finger) cream-colored head that quickly fades, leaving spotty lacing.

S - Strong initial whiff of prunes and plums, cherries, and Belgian candi and yeast. You can smell the alcohol, especially as it warms.

T - Tons of sweet fruit: plums, dates, and grapes (not unlike wine). Candi sugar, toffee, and maybe a note of liquorice. Strong hint of dark chocolate on the finish. Extremely malty. Complex, but imperfectly balanced.

M - Full mouthfeel, medium-full alcohol esters - again, like wine. Excellent drink to swish in your mouth, really allowing you to savor all the flavors.

O - This is a very good beer. I wouldn't rank it up there with the best quads, but it's a good example of the style. Maybe a bit more fruit-forward than some, and the grape notes are pleasant.

06-30-2013 23:53:13 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
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braugon

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-26-2013 20:11:07 | More by braugon
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Appearance: dark reddish-brown in color, minimal head, cloudy, medium carbonation

Smell: dark bread, dark fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol

Taste: follows the nose--dark bread, dark fruit--maybe plum, brown sugar, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet with alcohol burn

Overall: One of my favorite beers so far from New England brewing. This is a nice and complex quad that hits all the flavors you would expect in a quad. Makes a nice holiday beer. I will look for this the next time I am in Connecticut.

12-26-2012 16:27:12 | More by tigg924
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-30-2012 01:12:35 | More by acurtis
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2013 14:49:49 | More by Beerontwowheels
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Review from notes. Thanks to my brother for this one.

A: Pours a deep reddish/brown with a decent one finger head on top, thick foamy bubbles forming with moderate retention and lacing.

S: Slightly fruity, a little banana/estery aroma, some brown sugar, chocolate, and a little plum.

T: Slightly sweet and fruity, some plum and a little cherry with some caramel, brown sugar and a little chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Slightly sweet.

O: A nice little quad, tough to go again at that price point, bit glad to have tried it.

12-29-2012 18:48:20 | More by mdaschaf
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-04-2012 01:31:25 | More by alamode
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-24-2014 01:38:00 | More by Griffith
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-22-2012 19:48:06 | More by huskermike12
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KMcG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-26-2012 01:29:26 | More by KMcG
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-03-2012 13:00:39 | More by FalconA
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from the oversized bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark brown/black. No foam. Still. Fruity nose, candi sugar scent. Bubblegum too. Taste is very sweet with virtually no carbonation. Somewhat syrupy. hints of chocolate, raisins, cherries, cola. Builds to a boozy, cough syrup taste. Brown sugar. Packs a wallop & a lot going on.

01-19-2013 12:50:53 | More by KTCamm
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +11.9%

Bottle - Been waiting for this for a year or so. This pours a nice translucent brown. Light smell of toffee. I love the taste of this raisins figs a bit of chocolate and vanilla and maybe some smokiness. This along the Three Philosophers vein just a tad sweeter. Well done!

06-03-2012 23:45:08 | More by jimmy82063
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-15-2013 14:06:35 | More by ChrisChagnon
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-02-2012 03:19:32 | More by wesley14
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-16-2013 18:52:24 | More by hoppymcgee
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-24-2013 20:40:26 | More by RMoeNay
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-01-2013 16:32:00 | More by mendvicdog
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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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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-11-2013 20:53:23 | More by HopsHopenstein
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-21-2013 14:49:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-15-2013 19:56:29 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2013 01:33:34 | More by oline73
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-31-2013 00:34:28 | More by raythealeman
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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.