Founders Bad Habit Belgian Quad - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Founders Bad Habit Belgian Quad from Founders Brewing Company
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