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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

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A little sad after Pat's lost, so a big abv beer to drown that out, and how about New England beer. No date on it, but I think it's about a year old.

Pours a creamy ish off-white bubbly head that fades semi quickly with the high abv as expected, a bit of spotty lacing, quite clear mahogany brown color with plenty of ruby light sneaking through.

Nose brings aged malts, almost old ale like, sweet malts as well, molasses, brown sugar, candi sugar even, all there but on the lighter side. It has some toasty brown malts that have that soft aged old ale like aroma, just a bit of booze, clean booze, and faint hints of dark fruit. Overall fairly light on the nose.

Taste starts with dark fruits, candied raisin and fig like, then right into sweet flavors, lots of molasses, tons of molasses almost as if they poured some in, almost a molasses based rum flavor as the booze kicks in a bit and brings warming very slightly tingly feel. More sweeteners, brown sugar, candi sugar, syrup, corn syrup flavors like almost startchy corn stalk sugar, etc, and a bit of a nutty toffee flavor. Malts are mostly toasty brown malts, little nutty, touch of caramel, syrupy feeling aside from the flavor, and faint hint of cocoa, as well as the soft aged malt flavor. Finish is still fairly sweet, a bit sticky and syrupy, booze kicks in again at the finish and lingers throughout, lots more molasses, a bit of corn syrup, brown sugar, nutty toffee, and a bit more of the soft brown malts, etc, all lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, some warming and tingly booze, decent small bubbly carbonation.

Overall OK, but not great. The flavors are mostly there but in the wrong proportions I think, a bit of a corn stalk flavor, husky almost, fruits are barely there, malts are nice at first but seem to get drowned out by the loads of molasses and syrupy flavors. Booze in right on nice, but I wish there was at least a little hop profile in there somewhere. Not sure if the age on it took away from it a bit either.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:10:00 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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?

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-15-2013 14:06:35 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-09-2013 15:07:49 | More by Benesi88
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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.