Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Aleks_P:
4.43/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Translucent cloudy brown in appearance, very full tan head. Has some character.
Smell: Appropriate for the style, can detect some of the alcohol and some tart fruit notes.
Taste: I was surprised. At 9.8% ABV I was expecting the alcohol to be overpowering but everything was extremely balanced and smooth. I actually picked up a lot of coffee type notes and a little tart sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Again, was expecting some alcohol bite but was not noticeable, the beer was actually very smooth and almost creamy.
Overall: I was very impressed with this one. Taste was well balanced and overall a well-executed beer, bit unique for the style. This was my first beer from the Ommegang brewery and I will definitely try some others.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 01:13:06 | More by Aleks_P
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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
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,492 ratings.