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New England Brewing Co.
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A-Pours a murky brown color. Darker brown but somewhat radiant. Head is not very intense but it rings quite well. The color combination of the tan head and humming brown body makes this quite attractive to look at.
S-Complex nose. Powdered cocoa, dark fruits (figs, raisins, plums), and lingering yeast and spice. A sturdy herbal hop aroma is noticeable too. Alcohol is noticeable but it should be if its a good Quad. Nice depth. Also a bit roasty and smoky.
T-Brown sugar and caramel-dipped plums. Has a Cola component to it as well. Yeast and spice mixes well with the herbal hops. Has some Porter-esque flavors of powdered dark chocolate and coffee beans. Alcohol is masked quite well. Every sip lends a new flavor to examine and enjoy.
M-As big as it is, its surprisingly crisp and easy-drinking. There is a slow-rising alcohol burn, but the body and carbonation make this beer surprisingly easy to imbibe. Heavy and rich but still drinkable.
O/D-This is not my favorite style of beer. However, I love what NEBCO did here. Not nearly as cloying as others I have had of the Quad variety. While this will not crack my Top-5 NEBCO brews, it is still an amazing beer. This brewery is allergic to brewing boring beer. Every time they have a new offering, I get a growler, I drink the growler and I am always happy with the outcome.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2012 02:22:02 |
More by VelvetExtract
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour into a snifter from a 64 oz growler that I just picked up from the brewery. This will be seeing distribution in 500ml bottles.
A - Light brown body that lets some light shine through. A two finger dark khaki head forms but quickly fizzles away leaving behind some faint edging. Nice lacing with some alcoholic legs. I also had this in a plastic cup from the tap and the head stuck around for a lot longer.
S - Burnt dark fruits, caramel and toffee malts, light alcohol notes. Simple but really robust.
T - Loads of dark candied figs and plums. Brown sugar and sweet caramel malts with a chewy toffee finish. Some faint spice and leather notes. Alcohol is really well hidden. Mouth feel is medium bodied, creamy with low carbonation.
O - Not as complex or layered as the Belgians, but just as tasty and enjoyable. This is a really solid beer and I can't wait to grab some bottles.
Serving type: growler
05-11-2012 01:12:18 |
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