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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.4
yespr (47034) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a distinct redish glare with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, overripe fruity. Roasted malt flavoured, overripe fruity. Mild bitterness and lingering malty and overripe fruity flavoured finish.

3.7
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Clear orangey brown with a small off-white head. Intense aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, sweet roasted malts, overripe fruit and caramel with a yeasty edge. Warming alcoholic finish. More like a Quad really. 300809

3.7
Onslow (1521) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Dark amber pour from a wax dipped 12oz bottle. Aroma is fairly simple - malt and molasses, with a hint of hoppiness almost buried by the sweet smells. Very nice. Flavor is dominated by malt with brown sugar, a bit of sour molasses and a hint of fig. A lot of hops bitterness hits the tongue, but it is scarcely noticeable amid the surgery sweet onslaught, made more so by the very well disguised ethanol sweetness. Some sort of spice comes through in the finish – Allspice perhaps. Sorta like Cinnamon but not quite. The 10% ABV is a nice feature. Palate is thick and sweet – a brew to sip by the fire on a cool autumn night.
If you answer a personal add and hope to meet a SWF, but find it’s a Single White Friar – just ask for a brew. You could do worse.

3.2
Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruit, molasses and some caramel. Flavor was malty and sweet with brown sugar, dark fruit and subtle caramel.

3.5
madvike (3286) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Sample @ GTMW ’09 - Amber pour with a light tan head. Smells of sweet, mellow malt with a bit of hops to balance. Taste is sweet, sweet malt and caramel. It was almost too much, but I guess I was in the mood for sweet. It’s smooth and very drinkable, especially for 10%. Good stuff.

2.6
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Pours gold/copper with a white head. Smells of sweet malt amd yeasty. Tastes of caramel and residual sugar with some grassy hints. Messy beer.

2.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, caramel, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, molasses, caramel, some alcohol, light candi sugar. Sticky full body.

2.8
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Overworked yeast, very phenolic with overripe fruits and pepper, far too much sweetness and crystal malt.

3.8
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Pours a deep brown. Dark fruit, sweet malt, molasses, brown sugar , booze nose. Flavor is a rich malt, booze, vanilla, fig. Pretty viscous mouthfeel. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Single White Friar 08 @Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks gillard-12oz bottle–pours a tan head and hazy dark copper color. Aroma is dark fruit-plum/raisin. Taste is dark fruit/chocolate-medium/dark malt, dark fruit-plum/raisin, and secondary earthy hops.


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