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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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-17-2014 20:46:52 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-05-2014 13:19:59 | More by tylergoov
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audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-25-2014 15:17:32 | More by audioserf
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A curios looking little bottle stared out at me from the shelf at Redstone today and I couldn't help but bring the little fellow home with me. Pours a deep brown with beautiful garnet highlights when held to light and a decent off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap on top. Well she's got all the right aromas. Dark fruits, dark sugars, a hint of chocolate and lots of caramel tell me this is a quad. The flavor is sweet and fruity up front with a bit of oxidation creeping in. Burnt sugars and caramel mix with a bit of chocolate and ash into the finish. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet burnt sugary mouthfeel. This is a decent enough beer, but frankly nothing special. For the style the carbonation is too low, the body feels a little thin and it leans heavy towards the molasses and burnt sugar end when I would have like to have seen some more raisin, prune, plum flavors. Technically there is nothing wrong with this beer and I wouldn't hesitate to drink it again, but at $9 for 500ml I wouldn't seek it out either.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 00:38:14 | More by johnnnniee
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braugon

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-20-2012 21:27:38 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-12-2014 00:45:58 | More by Houser
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16.9oz bottle poured into chalice

The body sits a dark brown with no head whatsoever. Some tiny bubbles around the edges, no lacing.

Subtle and clean nose. Figs, raisins, dates. Some mild cocoa notes. Not a whole lot going on.

Some nutty flavors roll over the palate with figs, raisins, and dates through the finish. Mild smoke flavor. This is too clean to compete in this style.

Medium body with low carbonation. Thin for the style.

I look to my quads to be fortifying and strong. This just scratches the surface.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:15:18 | More by ColForbinBC
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-07-2012 02:18:07 | More by steve8robin
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gueuzegossage

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-28-2013 22:28:11 | More by gueuzegossage
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to a slight ring. No lace.

Some dark fruit and sugar, but not a big nose.

Some rich sweetness up front, but some strong bitterness to follow. This bitter kicks out most of the depth of the beer. Some brown bread crust, some fruit, some seltzer water flavors (but not carbonation). No real booze on the palate.

Full bodied, a little more carbonation than expected.

Not a huge fan. Not hateful, but not a great quad. some big flaw keep this from being great, and reduce it to just ok.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:01:00 | More by OtherShoe2
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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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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-01-2013 16:32:00 | More by mendvicdog
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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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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-27-2012 11:51:46 | More by phorestfreak
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown color with a thin layer of head. Aroma is reminiscent of earthy banana bread. Boozey with some sweetness. Taste is hot alcohol upfront followed by some breadiness and brown sugar. Some banana and orange peel as well as apple and cherries. Earthy and fruity. Sweet and boozey finish. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Overall, its decent but not something I'd drink often. This may be my last one.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:53:19 | More by PicoPapa
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markasparov

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2012 03:58:41 | More by markasparov
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-02-2012 02:43:38 | More by polishkaz
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-29-2012 02:55:02 | More by johnnyboy76
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-23-2012 22:02:13 | More by Holland
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-22-2013 20:05:07 | More by Soneast
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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.