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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9519) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a clear copper ruby with a thin off white head. Caramel and toffee in the aroma and flavor. Some raisins. Finishes dry. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5628) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft at the brewery with Linh. Pours a deep brown with light lacing. Lots of heat, licorice, booze, grain and sweet malt. Not a huge fan of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Solid brew, still pretty tame in flavor of not in alcohol (it shows a little). More bready and doughy than the others with darker malts and fruit. Dry finish. Would score higher if it didn’t get a touch hot at the end."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3505) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is bready, roast, yeast. Flavor is an interesting mix of roasty malts, peppery yeast. Light sweet, light bitter. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Clear amber beer with a nice beige head. Fruity yeasty aroma, caramel, citrus, wheat notes, banana, biscuits, grapes, some red apples. Fruity caramel flavor, grapes, licorice, yeasty notes, spicy notes, alcohol is very well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
[ Tap ][ Societe ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Hourglass ][ 4/5/14 ]
>> Clear deep brown pour. Wispy gray foam. Licorice, spicy yeast nose with pumpernickel, tobacco. Taste is really nice star anise, licorice, pumpernickel, mild sugar, tobacco. Interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Enjoyed at their tap room. A lace sheet, a good mouthfeel. Richer malting, best of the Belgians tried today.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap at Societe, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dark earthy malts and bread. Flavour brings out earthy malts, salty notes and dry earthy hops. Pretty solid stuff. Dry and well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On draught at Stone World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido. Pours a clear dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy tan head that dissipates gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of earthy yeast, plum and caramel malt. The finish is fruity and malty. Decent overall.


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