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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
The Widow can be described only as a "darker, stronger Belgian-style beer." With a grain bill that leaves the beer a dark mahogany color and a hop bill with a larger than "normal" dosage of European hops, this beer will keep the drinker investigating its complexities. A dry finish and lots of late hops make this beer very drinkable, even at 9.2% abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at the Societe brewery in Kearny Mesa. Dark bronze in color with low carbonation and minimal head. Nose is plum, candi sugar, raisin bread. Sweet flavor of dark fruit, grape and clove. Palate is kind of thin. Lasting flavor of light chocolate and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is lacking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Dark bready malts, light fruity notes, toasted grains, and mild yeasty notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4096) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2-4 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, oak, orange. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, spices. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark red mahogany in color... Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar... Flavor is sweet but smooth, lots of dark malts, light sweetness... Creamy mouthfeel, really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (732) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Tap at mikkeller in San Francisco. Plum with thick frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is subtle. Very smooth. Flavor has some subtle dark fruit. Generally mild. Easy to drink. A pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2977) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Interesting beer. Amber dark color wi minimal head. Aroma is nutty, meaty, cocoa, and pepper. Taste is sweet up front with drying finish and some light roast. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Societe in San Diego. Clear deep reddish amber. Estery aroma of overripe fruits and caramel. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, fruit esters, a phenolic touch and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2015
draft at brewery, ah the widow i liked. Strong nutty and dry. Great malts, caramel, nuts, and malt flavors, sounds like a candy bar but not cloying at all. Dry finish makes this a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
17 Jan 2015, tap at Societe. brown, clear, no bubbles. nose is blue fruit, faintly meaty, maybe some ovaltine. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. ovaltine, a tad meaty, burnt bread. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Growler... Clear, deep, dark mahogany pour with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. In the aroma, I’m picking up malty and vinous notes of dark fruits, fortified wine and burnt caramel. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is malty, roasty, minerally and mildly bitter. Roasty, mineral finish. The relatively high ABV is not apparent here. Growler courtesy of richiesd!

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