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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

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
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 albertjr21:
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albertjr21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Into a snifter pours a deep and murky mahogany color under a slight but quickly vanishing head. Overall aroma of toasted bread, jammy sweet dark fruit, perhaps raisin or dates...fig...with an influence of oak wood notes. Complex fruit taste (deep woody cherry stands out) plays nicely to the tune of a gentle carbonation. Nicely balanced sweet, sour and tart flavors work out well with a solid foundation of toasted dark malt. Slightly warming but excellently masked abv.

06-02-2012 03:18:10 | More by albertjr21
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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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
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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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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.