Friar's Quad - New England Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.