Figjam | Arbor Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arborbrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.75%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by drbenderdo on 01-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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Photo of travelguy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/1/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown; small khaki head that quickly fades leaving okay retention and little lacing. The aromas have lots of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Raisins and fig is there along with some hints of black cherry. Lots of malts with some mild yeast aromas. The malts overpower the yeasts. The flavors follow the nose. More caramel and toffee leading the way with some cocoa in the mix. The raisins, plum and black cherry comes through. Strong malt backbone. The yeast notes are subtle. It's slightly sweet, but it's not cloying or anything to worry about. Mild warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to low carbonation. It's slightly watery, but it's still smooth. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice brew. It doesn't really remind me of a quad and comes off more as a scotch ale, in my opinion. Despite not being the truest example of the style, it still has great aromas and flavors. Very enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz into tulip, bottled on October 7th 2016.

L: Cloudy deep mahogany. . Thin beige head that fades into a ring.

S: Lots of esters and ripe dark fruit (FIGS). Quite an alcohol note. Brown sugar, raisins.

T: Lots of ripe fig, some brown sugar and raisins, some jam notes like homemade strawberry. Really surprised on flavor here. Some leafy hops. Really complex beer. Wow.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth for 10.5%, light dryness for a finish.

O: Was doubtful after the aroma was kind of over-washed with alcoholic fumes, however the taste is very complex and the mouthfeel is excellent.

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Photo of MSU_Swit
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a deep mahogany color with ruby highlights. It is topped with less than an inch of tan head that leaves no lacing.

The aroma is fig, dates, brown sugar, and raisin.

The taste is more focused on the figs. It has an earthy flavor with a little umami.

Medium mouthfeel with a low level of carbonation

Fig is a great fruit to add to a quad. I commonly smell and/taste fig in quads. It is a nice compliment.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ultrasrs
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of americanpapist
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

About perfect. Lingers incredibly on the palette. Must try for sweet quad lovers.

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Photo of cathomae
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLacy
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taters21
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an enticingly cola color with no head and very lethargic carbonation.
Smells of clove, vanilla, banana, fruit cake, molasses, with some fruity esters, and yeastiness.
Wow, a lot going on here, caramel, brown sugar, jam, date cake, ending in a bitterness from the esters and some subdued leafy hops, some heat, but hidden well.
Mouthfeel is rich, certainly on the upper side of moderate with little carbonation anywhere.
Overall, fantastically complex, and especially given the price(3.19), and the abv(11.5%), this is a lot for your money friends.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark mahogany with a one finger off white head. Very light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is plums, figs, raisins and brown sugar.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Raisins, prunes, figs, plums and brown sugar with a light peppery finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with dry finish.

O - A solid Quad. One of Arbor's better offering and definetly worth checking out for fans of the style.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Figjammin
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice quad pours a deep and dark mahogany with a modest head of pale tan foam foam subsides quickly to a thick ring and subtle layer with light lacing when poured vigorously. Nose of brown sugars, stewed prunes, and subtle booze. Flavors exceed the nose with figs, raisins, and prunes on the middle, heat and brown sugars to the fore and sides, and a nice brandy like quality to the rear with a very nice medium dry sweet finish and medium carbonation. Excellent for the style with a full mouth feel and sweet aftertaste laced with warming booze. A first for me and the Little Lady from this brewery. Excellent and worthy of more praise.

Cheers

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Photo of BLZR
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schnjac
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Goooood

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rydev24
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gulli
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HOLY MUTHA , ROCKIN ROLLA SHADA BADA BING BONG.....WHOOO DOGGY.
Nice quad...Deep , dark and delicious.

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Figjam from Arbor Brewing Company
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