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Founders Bad Habit Belgian Quad - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Bad Habit Belgian QuadFounders Bad Habit Belgian Quad

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BA SCORE
82
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-22-2004)
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Bad Habit Quad
12 oz brown bottle
9.8% ABV
Served in a La Binchoise tulip glass

Pours a hazy peach with chunky yeast sediment floating on the bottom of the glass. Mini white thin lace around the top of the beer.

Powerful nose with whiffs a spicy Belgian yeast flare, dark fruit and sweet malts.

Syrup flavors burst with a juicy fruit sweetness. Rich and flavorful malt presence. Hints of banana nut bread, peach nectar and ripe prunes with a funky yeast kick. Just a touch of bitterness from the hops, but much more emphasis on the complexity of flavors. The alcohol is very well hidden and surprising at 9.8% ABV.

Wow, Founders strikes again with a style not many American craft brewers attempt, nevermind succeed. I would have like to give this beer another year or two to age. Nevertheless, it was deliciously complex and enjoyable.

I paired this up with some havarti cheese and crackers. The result was magnificent and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 22:29:03 | More by Hibernator
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a golden edge and has a generous frothy white head which fades away somewhat quickly. There doesn't appear to be any lacing...I have to mark it down a bit here because I really prefer Belgians to be very frothy. (This might be somewhat unfair because the sample I had at the brewery was very carbonated..perhaps the growler has robbed it here...?) The smell is trademark quad style with a very strong fruity aspect of grapes and sweetness from the excessive malting.

The taste also starts out sweetly with an almost white wine-like grape hits. This combines with a sugary like sweetness and a bit of tartness, but that is also off-set by both the alcohol (which is present but isn't too heavy given the actual percentage) and a very mild hop bite along with some slight spicy notes. Quality.

Mouth...pretty full...bubbly. There wasn't a tonne of head to be had, but the carbonation did stick around in the beer itself and lends something. I would also call the drinkability on this good...Belgians are notorious for hiding the alcohol content and this is no exception.

The bottom line: a tasty, tap room only (to date) offering from Founders that is worth checking out if you're in the GR area.

Serving type: growler

09-12-2005 05:42:33 | More by CortexBomb
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Founders Bad Habit Belgian Quad from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.