Friar's Quad | New England Brewing Co.

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122 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

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.

Added by davey101 on 05-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a snifter pours a deep and murky mahogany color under a slight but quickly vanishing head. Overall aroma of toasted bread, jammy sweet dark fruit, perhaps raisin or dates...fig...with an influence of oak wood notes. Complex fruit taste (deep woody cherry stands out) plays nicely to the tune of a gentle carbonation. Nicely balanced sweet, sour and tart flavors work out well with a solid foundation of toasted dark malt. Slightly warming but excellently masked abv.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle - Been waiting for this for a year or so. This pours a nice translucent brown. Light smell of toffee. I love the taste of this raisins figs a bit of chocolate and vanilla and maybe some smokiness. This along the Three Philosophers vein just a tad sweeter. Well done!

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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Early 2012 bottle, though no date to be found, poured into NEBCO tulip.

A: Pours a deep mahogany - amber that shows when held up to the light. Free floating sediment. Fine, tan, 1.5 finger head.

S: Boozy, dark fruits, cherry and fig especially, sweet bread and molasses with Belgian sugars.

T: Dark fruit: cherry, raisin and fig that start sweet then fade to slightly tart, with warm brown sugar, honey, and sherry flavors towards the finish. Belgian and chocolate malts with little hop bitterness. It hides its alcohol very well, with only a nice warming sensation to hint at its high abv.

M: Heavy yet smooth, chewy, syrupy with low carbonation and warm booziness.

O: One of the better Quads, though not quite on Rochefort 10's level. NEBCO continues to please with this one. This beer is great for holiday meals and for fighting off cold winter weather. Worth seeking out IMO.

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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like sugar, caramel. Great taste, pours dark brown. Strong beer but masked by the rich flavor. I feel like ba is underrating this gem

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Friar's Quad from New England Brewing Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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