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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1465) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is dry pepper and spice with light banana clove and denser sweet malt with fig and plum. Taste follows the aroma is pepper, spice, clove, and heavier sweet malt notes including raisin. Drinks very clean for such a high ABV beer. I enjoyed this beer a lot.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2345) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Pours a thin head on a clear light brown body. Aroma is dark, ripe fruits, grain and alcohol. Taste is light at first, then fruit sweet, and alcohol. Texture is thicker.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2016
(En fût à la source): Un biscuit mélasse, miel et sarrasin avec quelques éclaboussures caramelisée et chocolatée. Le corps se glisse tout seul sur la langue et laisse qu’une portion de ses sucres, assez pour prolonger l’image gustative. Bien joué.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4972) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like some dried dark fruits, rich earthy malt, smooth booze, nutty, and dry toast. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like earthy, nutty malt, some dried dark fruits, and dry toast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17595) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9574) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3991) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6342) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9920) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9643) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (999) - 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


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