The Widow | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale

Added by DJButters on 05-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,312
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
123
pDev:
12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery – 06/20/2014
Full pour – 2nd Anny glass

A: Dark brownish burgundy color with some softer tones accentuating the borders of the glass. Pretty dense looking with no clearness to it. Topped with a thin and short-lived khaki froth. Fairly clean on the way down with minimal stick noted.

S: Smells of dark malts and plum like dark fruits. Plenty of juicy malt goodness here with some date sugars presently sweet. I get a very light dusting of Belgian yeast characterized by some banana and cardamom spices. Fairly nice and inviting.

T: Loads of dark fruity malts and dark sugars give notes of dried fig and prune followed by some understated yeasty notes. There is a hint of banana peel with a touch of clove and cardamom type spices there and it becomes almost vinous at times. I get some mild coffee roast hidden underneath with a low amount of actual bitterness to the beer. Finishes out with some earthy minerals and a warming alcohol spice. Well balanced and disguised that it be. Not too shabby for this Abby.

M: Thick and full bodied with a seemingly lower amount of carbonation. Light syrupy feel yet still maintains a decent froth on the tongue with a soft drying note at the finish. Warming with alcohol upon exhalation.

D: This Widow is sweet not bitter yet somewhat dark and mysterious. Not a bad take on the style but a pretty far reach from the greats. Societe always has great balance in their beers which holds true here but probably not one I would go for often.

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The Widow from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 123 ratings