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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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

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92
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4,923 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 4,923
Reviews: 1,887
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 191
Gots: 527 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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BrewsCrewSA

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional. I picked this one up after having tried Ommegang's Abbey Ale a few weeks ago. And being a fan of krieks and cherry-based beers, I couldn't resist the curiosity of just what "2% ale with cherries added" meant.

A - Poured out of a 750ml capped and corked bottle into my Delirium Tremens snifter. Shades of ruby, blood and garnet, holding up to the light, it turned solid red with a layer of orange on top. Minimal head retention, but great lacing throughout.

S - Smells of a true Belgian. Tart, fruity banana aroma that's typical of the style/origin. Appetizing, sweet, it smacks of great taste and better things to come.

T - Carbonation first crashes against the palate, but is almost immediately overwhelmed by a big, fat, alcoholic cherry. I love that effect! Tart notes of alcohol come first, but are instantly settled by tones of cherry, biscuit malts. Again, exceptional. Alcohol on the high notes, sugary complex cherry in the middle, biscuits and undertones of toast on the bottom. Imagine crushing a soothing brandy-soaked cherry between your tongue and upper palate.

M + D - Alcohol settled quickly along my tastebuds, it's still a Quadrupel so I'm not knocking it. Wonderful drinkability for this style.

One of the best beers I've ever tried. I'm very satisfied and will return to this one very soon.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 03:23:51 | More by BrewsCrewSA
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nataku00

California

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle opened in 2014. Beer pours a dark cola color, hazy dark brown with some red high lights, with three plus fingers of light tan frothy head. Head dissipates after a few minutes leaving some minor lacing.

Nose is really light for this type of beer, minor dark fruit and sweet malts, with a tinge of fruity sourness.

Taking a sip, sour cherry and sweet dark fruit, brown sugar, leather, chocolate.

Medium to full body with soft and abundant carbonation. Really mellow after four years of age, but with a tinge of tart cherry flavor. Alcohol is non existent. I do wish there was a bit more of nose.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 04:10:33 | More by nataku00
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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