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Friar's Quad - New England Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

ShanePB, May 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

tylergoov, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
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.

johnnnniee, Sep 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

braugon, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Houser, May 12, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
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.

ColForbinBC, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

steve8robin, Jul 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

gueuzegossage, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Moderately translucent dirty brown in color. Forms the just the slightest bit of head. No lacing whatsoever. Aroma it typical for the style: brown sugar, molasses, raisin. Maybe a touch of leather and a little alcohol. However, the aroma is somewhat weak. Unfortunately, the taste is even weaker, almost to the point of tasting watered down. Starts off with a light candi sugar sweetness. Then dark fruits, plums, along with the aforementioned brown sugar and raisin. Finish is slightly spicy. Medium bodied, but feels thin and watery. Very little carbonation.
I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of the style. That said, this one isn't really a premier example of the style either.

Florida9, Oct 13, 2014
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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.

OtherShoe2, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Beerontwowheels, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

FalconA, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

wesley14, Jul 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mendvicdog, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DrinkSlurm, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

oline73, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

phorestfreak, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
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.

PicoPapa, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

markasparov, May 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

polishkaz, Jul 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

johnnyboy76, Jun 29, 2012
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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.