Quadfather Belgian Ale | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kegatron on 08-11-2009

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3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Fatheads (North Olmstead, OH) on 8/10/09. Served in a snifter.

Pours a deep clear amber, with a foamy 1/2 finger of eggshell colored head. Nice frothy flareup when swirled, leaving back a big foamy cascade of lacing back, which hang in thick swathes. The aroma is moderately rich with fruity esters, clove, sugar, bread, and yeast. Good flavors involved here, but it just lacks a certain heavy thickness in the nose, that I like so much in a Quad.

The taste is bread, fruit, sweet toffee, and a smack of candied sugar. Yeasty accents seem to be held to a minimum, as does the spicing, which is mostly felt with a dry feel in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a creaminess that spreads out. A bit more of a viscous feel rides underneath. This actually drinks pretty decently considering the lower ABV (for a Quad anyway) at work here.

You know, this wasn't a bad effort but....WHERE'S THE BEEF! Only a 7-8% ABV for a Quad just doesn't cut it in my book, as any flavor profile is just going to lack the heavy richness that makes this style. This came off much more like a Dubbel. Ditch the cute name and call this what it is.

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from the Brewery: QUADFATHER BELGIAN ALE 7.4% ABV 25 IBU 12oz Snifter $5
Kiss the hand of the Quadfather but don't overindulge. This Belgian style ale is deep gold in color, brewed with corn sugar and candy sugar to boost the alcohol and is fermented with 4 strains of Belgian yeast. Bubblegum and clove phenolics in the aroma will cement your loyalty to the Quadfather.

A Creamy off white head over a light brown translucent body with mohagany hues. 4.0

S Some malt sweetness but not much else.

T Smooth barley malt with little hops. Not as strong as most Quads that I have tried and not nearly that complex (kind of a one note beer really) but there is nice Belgian yeast to be tasted and it is one of Fat Head's better beers as a result.

M Smooth mouthfeel, pleasing malt presence.

D Good for style but lacks interest when compared to other beers in the style.

Notes: One of Fat Head's better beers but when stacked up against other beers within the style it lacks complexity, interest.

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Quadfather Belgian Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2 ratings