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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,492 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4492
Reviews: 1867
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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cambabeer

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep mahogany color, hints of red in there, just barely lets some light through. Head sticks around, creamy and off white. Lace holds up nicely.

Smell: Licorice, sweet, malty, grape like (somewhat like wine), light alcohol. Toasty and warming, very full.

Taste: Sweet up front, tart wine-like grapeness. A little sour, with a nice warming finish from the alcohol. A little bitterness, hops/toasted malt/ licorice flavors contributing. A little sour plum/banana.

Mouthfeel: creamy and lightly carbonated, just enough. Really enjoyable.

Notes: Complex to say the least, each sip gives me something new. The alcohol is very present in this one. Oddly wine-esque, much more so than other quads I've had. This would be a great dessert beer. Also, it happened I was sipping this while snacking on some cantaloupe and for some reason that match up went really well.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 04:40:50 | More by cambabeer
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit sweeter and not as bready or fig-tasting as many other quads, but still a favorite and good go- to beer. Spicy flavors and aromas and almost a peppery taste that is appealing. Medium bodied, which makes it go down way too fast. That and fact that it belies its high abv. Always satisfying and tasty. Probably my favorite from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:15:25 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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dank203

New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this one had a bit of everything, hints of lemony citrus with huge cinnamon grahm cracker notes, lot of raisin and hints of coa coa. just thick enough and not too bubbly. wow . complex and very drinkable but not as drinkable as a rochefort 10, and less abv. still amazing beer

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 18:04:52 | More by dank203
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bomber into a Belgian tulip.

A- Massive, foamy, cream-colored head... Effervescent carbonation adds some intensity to the look. This quad is the color of a plum with a cloudy appearance. The head is persistent and lace is everywhere.

S- Dark plums, sweet candy, hint of cherry, heavy on dark fruit and maybe a hint of yeast

T- Plums and raisins are heavy, slight tart or sour cherry, sweet caramel and vanilla malts... Bit of peppery spice

M- Dry finish and very wine-like, but still sweet and creamy at times with a pungent tartness... The alcohol is exceptionally well-disguised.

O- Outstanding beer on all fronts. Great flavor, body and character.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 15:54:18 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Realbeer1542

New York

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber almost solid red. creamy white head, builds quickly and diminished to a thin lace and medium foam around the edges of the glass. Carbonation is visible in the amber liquid. .

S: Beer Yeast, malt and plum, slight caramel - very nice!

T: Malty, with hints of dart fruit a bit creamy and crisp finish. ABV is there but not overpowering. You know you are drinking a solid quality beer. very balance notes of malt and cherry, again not powerful. Oddly, for a beer with this high abv the flavors are not very alcoholic at all.

M: Great medium body, smooth with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Excellent beer and hope to have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:18:31 | More by Realbeer1542
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Chrysostom

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage, as always reviewed live and not from notes. Poured from 750mL bottle ($8.99) in to Chimay chalice with a soft hand. Cellared a bit too cold, warming to 50-60ºF as I write the review.

Appearance is good, but nothing special for the style. It is a mostly clear (very mildly cloudy) reddish brown, or deep brown with sharp blood-to-ruby-red highlights, almost approaching the best examples of the Irish Red such as Great Lakes' Conway's. A very thin head is left on a gentle pour, which recedes first rather quickly, and then a bit more slowly, to a small ring of a cap on the surface of the beer. Lacing appears to be minimal to nonexistent.

On a more vigorous pour, the head is larger, similar to the colour of the head of a Coca-Cola, with a similar sound from how quickly it recedes, in an uneven and "rocky" manner, within 15 seconds. Other characteristics remain the same.

Smell is of mustiness or funkiness, grape must, cherries, aldehydes, and some banana-like smells (ketones?). Some, but little, characteristic smells of either "beer" or "Belgian". A fresh bottle smells a bit better, IIRC.

Taste is of the best American replica of a Belgian beer I've ever had. It hits all the bases well, if not perfectly. Cherries are evident on the palate, and alcohol is virtually absent. Some warmth as it hits the stomach, but the 9.8% ABV is almost entirely occluded. Cherries and candied dark fruits predominate. It is definitely sweet -- but a thin sweetness, not a thick, sugary one. The sweetness does not seem to be all malt sweetness: maybe some comes from the kriek blend? It is sweet even to a regular drinker of dubbels and quads who dislikes hop-heavy brews. There are hops on the back-end to help modify the sweetness in the aftertaste, but they do little to keep it in check up front. It's not extraordinarily complex, but it does what it does with grace.

Mouthfeel is moderate. It seems to be low on the carbonation in appearance, but is well-balanced, and even feels lively on some sips. There's a sharpness to the drink which is surprising, and which I can't define. It does not coat the mouth unpleasantly, combining characteristics of light- and full-bodied. However, with this sort of malt and ABV, the body will tend to be heavy; not so much here. Again, very well-done. Combined with the occluded alcohol, drinkability is dangerously high, although the sweetness would likely deter from a second fifth.

Taste and mouthfeel are more important than smell, when it comes to beer, so I'm giving this one just below a 4.5 overall -- I'd probably put it at 85 for style (16e specialty), and 85 to taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 15:17:03 | More by Chrysostom
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

355ml Bottle from BeersOfEurope.co.uk (£5.39):
Amber with brownish red tinges throughout the body and topped with a decent sized, foamy beige head that is nice considering the abv. but sadly is doesn't hold all that well, turning to a single patch in the centre of the surface after a little under a minute.

Sweet with a solid fruity aroma that is dominated by cherries yet doesn't overpower the senses. There is some spice with lots of darker, ripe fruits. Dates and some figs feature and there is plenty of sugary sweetness & the alcohol is very well hidden too.

Sweet with the lambic style cherries & some spice, a little sugar and various other sweet fruits and malts plus a touch of yeast. The alcohol comes through a little stronger here but again it doesn't overpower or spoil the taste.

Sweet & very well balanced with the alcohol hidden quite well, coming through just enough to give the beer a nice feel to it. The finish is dry but not overly whilst carbonation is good and the beer is smooth, creamy and frighteningly easy to drink.

Very nice beer that starts off excellent and seems to get better and better after it's had a little time to settle and open up. It's smooth, well balanced and bursting with flavour. An incredible beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 13:16:33 | More by flyingpig
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a huge amount of head which appears to have equally good retention. The head is a light to medium beige/tan that has a little rosiness to it. The body is a muddy mix of chestnut and maroon which appears as a medium to dark amber with hints of maroon when held up to the light. Some wisps of lacing and some spots.

Nose- Starts off with a rounded front of banana and cloves when slight notes of cherry peek in. Some caramel and honey. Light raisins. Hints of brown bread but very light. Swirling gives the slight cherry of the background a tiny tartness. Lacks some presence but still nice.

Taste- Starts off with raisins and brown bread while a faint tinge of cherries linger in the background before it moves into slightly abrasive cloves. A little too phenolic for me at the moment. There's a bit of woody bitterness that combines with the cloves to make this beer a little more harsh than I like. Hints of bittersweet chocolate around the edges. Some vinosity which ranges from white to red grapes. Lots of dark fruit flesh but not enough combat the ashiness of the cloves on the finish. Because of that, this beer is just a solid, good beer in my opinion. The phenols definitely prevent me from considering it a really good beer. Some molasses and brown sugar. Perhaps even a slight amount of heat. Some spice which tends toward pepper and cinnamon. Fairly complex but at points, it seems the balance could be better. Touches of honey as this begins to mellow a bit.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with some syrup to the texture. Light carbonation with a dry finish.

Drinkability- A little messier than a lot of the quads I've had but still pretty drinkable. Slight notion of heat may just be the astringent nature of the cloves and spices. Glad I spent 4.75 on a small bottle instead of the 12, 13 bucks that a 750 can be. Probably would not buy again.

Overall- Solid, good beer that has slight inclinations toward being a really good beer. The cherries really go a long way to smoothing this beer out. Not the biggest fan of the style but this is fairly faithful to it. Definitely worth a try but this is probably not a repurchase

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:20:48 | More by artoolemomo
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into tulip glass. Being a fan of anything Belgian, I was excited when a friend brought this over. First thing I thought of the flavor was that it tasted like a mix of cigar smoke and burnt wood chips (the kind hamsters shit on). Color to match. A great beer that I would drink again but only with help, as a full pint of this is too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 16:34:31 | More by Johnny_Muir
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on a bottle of this on 31st Jan 2014: had to share it though. Someone very kind (unknown) had brought it to a bottle exchange in De Bierboom, lucky me (I had two medium sized samples, which came to about half a pint).

Loved it.

Deep amber with a slight haze (been poured a few times before I grabbed it), tanned head on both my pours.

Malty molasses hit the nose and taste buds straight away, this is a true malty brew, but there is so much more to it than just a heavy hand of maltiness. Dark berries, chocolate and cherry hints are easy to find in the mouth, some people will pick up other notes with the flavours but my taste buds were aching from all the wonderful beers I was gorging on during the bottle swap and I most likely missed a few subtle esters and tastes.

I need a bottle all to myself!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 12:11:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had this a few times and loved it. This one was poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Aggressive pour yielded a thick, foamy head that dissipated slowly. Fruity, spicy aroma with a very dark, reddish color. Taste is very complex that leaves a tingly mouthfeel. Good carbonation without a serious bite. These guys specialize in Belgian ales and it shows. Who knew Americans from New York could pull it off so well? According to the label they're part of the Duvel family of beers... Ah, it makes sense now. If you like the abbey ale style as I do, you'll love the Ommegang offerings. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 02:22:07 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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youknowmyname

Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Odor: Smoke billowed out of the top of the bottle as soon as I popped the cork. I don't know why, but I always love this. As soon as the bottle was opened, I could instantly smell cherries, plum and cocoa. Sniffing a bit closer to the bottle, the smells became stronger with an accompanying strong alcohol scent. Really clears the sinuses.

Pour: Pours a filtered dark brown with amber hues. Has a slight head that dissipates quickly which produces a even lacing on the glass. Served in a challis.

Taste: Sweet chocolate covered cherry taste on the start of the drink. You can almost anticipate the cordial flavor smelling the glass that close. The drink quickly moves to a brown sugar and caramel taste before the strong warming sensation of the alcohol begins to take hold. Smooth going down. The heat of the alcohol stays with you for a few moments after you swallow. Low carbonation keeps the palate wet waiting for the next drink.

Opinion: I felt this was a fantastic drink but beers like this don't quench a beer thirst. These are a one and done type of beer. I've had other beers with higher abv that hid it better. Don't mistake what I am saying, It really is a fantastic drink, very complex and I would probably buy this again. My wife loved it. She was of the opinion that it would be better if served at room temperature instead of cold as we had it. She felt the flavors really came out more as it warmed in your mouth and I can't disagree.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:22:44 | More by youknowmyname
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VoodooBear

Puerto Rico

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle served in an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: It has a dark, deep amber color and develops a tan, one finger head. Eventually it dissolves into a ring that sticks around. The lacing is incredible, it covers the whole glass and slowly drips down.

Smell: A sweet malt scent dominates, complemented by a strong ripe fruit note. There's also an alcohol sting in the background.

Taste: Basically a mirror image of the nose. A strong and sweet malt taste dominates, and is accompanied by ripe fruit and cranberry notes.

Mouthfeel: It's creamy and smooth, very drinkable. It finishes dry and despite the sweetness it is not cloying whatsoever.

Overall: An amazing beer, with a lot of sweetness from the malt and fruit notes, but so well balanced that it's not cloying. Despite the high ABV and the fact that it is a bit strong, it's surprisingly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 05:38:32 | More by VoodooBear
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown in color, finger of creme colored head, slow dissipation. Smells sweet like brown sugar, molasses, candi sugar, lots of sweet malt. Flavor is sweet, sugary sweetness, prunes, plum, figs, a bit of a charred oak flavor, Chocolatey finish.
Medium body with higher carbonation.
Haven't had one of these in a few years, and this has been in the cellar fit over a year. Really solid for the style. With a few more years age on it, it could be pretty on par with westy 12.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 01:48:38 | More by facundoCNB
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours out to a thick buff head and deep amber color. Lacing is minimal. Aroma is sour cherries with a bit of aged hops, sugar, spice and bubblegum. Flavor is complex and deceptively easy to drink. There is a good dose of sweet and sour, berries, bubble gum and other fruity-spicy esters. Mouthfeel is medium and sugary. Overall, an exceptionally tasty and enjoyable beverage.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 19:43:43 | More by EagleTalon
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NotyouraverageJoe305

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

well for my first review and first time trying it today/tonight :) I must say its one of a kind and intriguing! I have added it to my list of "favorites" in beer. Not only does it have a smooth yet bold taste is has a very intriguing aroma to compliment it as well. #cheers

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 07:36:53 | More by NotyouraverageJoe305
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at SP taphouse in 10oz wide month short glass

A-pours dark cola with high head.

S-aromas of tart cherries, dark dried fruit, spices, and strong Belgian yeasts.

T-tart and canned cherries, prunes and raisins, strong Belgian yeasts, spices, and dark toasted malts.

M-medium-full body with slightly sweet finish and alcohol warmth. Good carbonation

O-very good quad. Very smooth and lots of complex flavors

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:00:51 | More by reebtaerG
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Jenks

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma – Very pronounced plum and raisin esters along with cherry. No hop aroma. Strong malt aroma that brings a biscuit characteristic. No diacetyl or alcohol aromas.

Appearance – Deep mahogany, red color. Pours clear with a fair amount of carbonation. Very thick off-white head after the pour which stays throughout the drinking experience.

Flavor – Very nice malt flavor of the biscuit malt with a little bit of cherry showing up at the end of the taste. Big fruity esters from the Belgium yeast. Some residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Fairly high carbonation which is complementary to the beer. Full and creamy mouthfeel that also has a very slight tartness at the end. Finishes slightly sweet.

Overall – This beer provides a very enjoyable drinking experience with the deep malt and big Belgium flavor. The finish was very nice with the addition of the cherries and their provided tartness in contrast to the Belgian sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:51:13 | More by Jenks
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Clints1991

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a from a 12oz bottle in a glass.

A- Pours a dark amber/ almost a purple color. Pours a tan head that dissipates quick

S- Has a very strong aroma, very heavy, some cherries and other fruits.

T- Very malty, strong. heavy bodied, cherries are definitely strong on the pallet. Has a strong malt presence to it as well. Overall it isn't a bad quad.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 01:11:05 | More by Clints1991
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BierJager89

California

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I made it a point to drink this with two other philosophically minded individuals.

A: Dark red/purple with a white head.

S: Cherries in the nose.

T: Flavor has the typical fruitiness from belgian ale yeast, with a strong flavor of cherries, without being to sweet.

M: Full bodied, smoothish, with no taste of alcohol, despite a high content.

O: Definitely recommended. I liked this beer a lot.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:46:25 | More by BierJager89
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hard to believe I haven't reviewed this one yet.... Picked up the 750 from Bier Thirty in Bown over the weekend... Paid a very reasonable $9 and change... Pours with a long lasting tan head... great lacing. The brew is hazy amber.

Big Belgian malt bomb on the nose... deep malt and caramel... dark fruits with apple and hints of cherry... Peppery with a background sweet clove.

Cherry presence is much bigger on the palate... it is pretty bright almost immediately and then moves quickly into the maltiness and then resides primarily as a tart kriek essence. Malts are not nearly as complex as the aroma... light raisin and dark toast. Personally I would like a slightly sweeter malt complexity mid palate to balance the kriek acidity and make the Belgian phenols bloom.

Body is light/medium with the expected great carbonation.

Very well done... Ommegang does Belgians right and this is no exception.

4/4.25/3.75/4.25/4

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 06:22:55 | More by JohnGalt1
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a Chimay chalice. Color is predominately brown, with various strains of gold and ruby. Murky look to it, but with bright colors along the edges when held to light. Little to no lacing, but maintains a thin head that lasts for nearly the full glass.

S - Nice mixes, nothing stands out. Mostly what you might expect with a vague sweetness and a slightly funky yeasty smell. I'm looking for cherries here but not really encountering them.

T - Here is where the cherries show up, but not really so much in cherry flavor, as an up-front tartness. It's not strong, but it's definitely present, and gets rolled in with the sweet malts, a clearly Belgian-style yeast that has an ever-so-slightly sour note to it, and light bitterness.

M - Rich and medium-full bodied. The carbonation adds a lushness to it.

O - Very flavorful and enjoyable. Split this bomber with my wife and we both enjoyed it. We had it after dinner. I would probably recommend that you drink it before dinner so that you fully enjoy all of the rich characteristics and subtle flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 12:00:17 | More by Andrew041180
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Badger6

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 750mL bottle into an Ommegang tulip.

A: Deep reddish amber body. Lovely off-white head, builds quickly and then rapidly diminished to a swirly thick foam layer not he surface of the beer. Heaving lacing on the glass.

S: Nose on the beer is very subtle and pleasant. Hints of barley and malt and clear scents of Belgian yeast. there is the slightest hint of cherries, if one looks for it, easily missed.

T: Semi-sweet flavor immediately. Barley comes out in the front, but not strongly. The middle is malty, with hints of cherry. The finish is marked by the Belgian yeast, some indistinguishable fruits, and some subtle spiciness. Really a great finish. Short aftertaste, very balance notes of malt and cherry, again not powerful. Oddly, for a beer with this high abv the flavors are not very alcoholic at all.

M: Medium light body, feels creamy and smooth with balancing carbonation. The mouthfeel got better through the bottle.

O: Outstanding beer. The beer's individual performance in each category of evaluation belie how good it really is overall. Furthermore as a hybrid, it has done a great job of taking all the great aspects of its parts and saved only those for this. A truly enjoyable beer, but at an abv near 10% this makes for a short, but lively and enjoyable, session.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 01:36:35 | More by Badger6
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Furlinator

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 04/26/12.

Pours hazy rust color with a thin off-white head that quickly disappears to just a hint of a ring on top and leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is of ripe dark cherries, burnt sugar and caramel with a hint of musty yeast. Very inviting.

Taste is bready malt, sweet dark fruit (plums, cherries and raisins) up front with toffee sweetness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of tiny bubbles rises from the bottom of the glass during the drink down.

Sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. I struggle to find a major flaw. Pleasant aroma, solid flavor yet, it falls just short of being a world class effort.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 20:58:51 | More by Furlinator
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CochonKing

New York

4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a deep red tinged amber with a lasting two finger head. Excellent lacing. Very beautiful - 4.75

Smell - Malt forward with strong notes of cereal grain on the nose. Perfect belgian spicing technique, can't tell what it is, can just detect faint aromas of spice. Excellent. The cherry remains hidden but comes out on the rear of the nose. It becomes very floral when you warm a small amount up slightly. . - 4.5

Taste - The initial attack is all malt. Strong with caramel and roasted cereal notes, that flows into a more subtle cherry long finish. Very nice. 4.5

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with small bubbles that completely coat the palate. - 4.5

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 04:36:37 | More by CochonKing
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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