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Friar's Quad - New England Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Friar's QuadFriar's Quad

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BA SCORE
85
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
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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pmlondrigan

New York

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Always like picking up a NEBCO special release. This quad pours translucent deep ruby brown. Kind of a garnet color? The head is light tan and dense, but deminishes quickly. The aroma is familiar. Raisin, cacao, fruity ester, light banana, clove and even a little cardamom. The flavor is less complex. Sweet with brown sugar, molasses, and fuggy raisin reduction. Light flavors of cacao and toffee. The finish is a little sweet, but not really cloying. The mouthfeel is dense but hot, a little hot at least, the alcohol shows itself. While this beer is surely tasty it lacks the complexity of superior examples.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 01:27:55 | More by pmlondrigan
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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.

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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.