Societe The Widow
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RATINGS: 49   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
On Tap City Beer SF: Pours a deep deep red with little head. Aroma is a bit light for the style. I find bready yeast notes which seems odd for the style with some raisin, some spice. Taste is this same sort of bready spice combo perhaps it’s all of the euro hops throwing off the style but most of the belgian yeast flavors seem lost in here. Palate is average, I like a bit more dryness and perk on the tongue. Overall this is a decent beer but not really worth seeking out. A bit disappointing considering all I’d heard about this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15855) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Keg at the Rare Barrel, 29/01/16. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent light tan covering. Nose is tarte fruit esters, spice, light funk, barnyard, apple skins. Taste comprises caramelised brown sugar, light funk, toffee, fruit loaf, nutty. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a link of warming alcohol. Solid Belgium number.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Draft at The Rare Barrel. Pours a cloudy deep amber with an off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves spots and streaks of lace. Notes of banana, caramel, nuts, brown sugar, toast, figs, and mild spices. Belgian yeasty esters lead the way here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Good. Decent change of pace at The Rare Barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3813) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Draught at Rare Barrel. Clear deep copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, light smoke, raw sugar, light cinnamon and light toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, light caramel and dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at the rare barrel. pours a amber color topped with a sand head. nose is lots of sweet belg candy malts some spice and a belg yeast. taste is more of the belg caricature pit fruit and plenty malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8026) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Draft at the rare barrel. Reddy mahogany brown coloured pour with a small grey coloured head. Aroma is woody, bark, little praline. Flavour is composed of barky wood, roast, herb, little funk. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Liquorice. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
On tap @ Societé. Dark ruby-tinted copper, off white head. Sweet dark caramel, vague dark fruits, assertive grassy hops with spicy undertones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (996) - 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 (7839) - 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 (5230) - 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 (2722) - 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

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