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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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4,496 Ratings
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Ratings: 4496
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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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is blended with a kriek???? Why didn't anyone tell me? I had to find out the old fashioned way: reading the label. :)

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a deep mahogany brown with red highlights at the sides. Nice 1/2" head quickly faded away to a thick swirly foam on top. Excellent lacing.

Smell 3.5: Very subdued nose on this brew. Slight barley notes and some brief hints of that wonderful Belgian yeast, but that's it.

Taste 4.25: Front is semi-sweet with some mild -yet delicious-- hints of barley. Middle is where a very slight cherry taste comes to the fore along with a lovely maltiness and a slight hint of hops. Finish is where a very subdued berry taste mingles with a big hit of Belgian yeast and some other elements of spiciness for a fantastic end note. Aftertaste is remarkably short and is focused on yet another hint of cherry and malt, blended together perfectly.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Creamy, smooth and balanced. The mouthfeel improved as the session continued.

Overall 4.0: Excellent beer. That old chestnut about the whole being greater than the "sum of the parts" comes to mind and is certainly applicable here (especially since it was uttered by one of the world's greatest philosophers). There are remarkable aspects of taste and other levels of enjoyment in this beer that would not be found in the individual beers of which it consists. I would recommend it, but with a warning: its high ABV will knock you on your nates. Great and unique Belgian Quad.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 05:40:50 | More by BeerDocT
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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