Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ChadQuest:
3.58/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
After the pour this one is a translucent reddish brown color with a bit of an off white head.
The aroma is a hard to pick apart blend of cherry and malts, it is very rounded and uniform. The cherries at this stage seem to be notably tart, at least i expect them to be to an extend, and the malt aspect is rather indecipherable.
The bottle says that only 2% are with cherry added before blending, and i think2% is a good amount, any more might be too much, but as it sits right now it adds depth to this beer that would be hard to achieve otherwise. I can tell from the taste that this beer without the tart cherry would have a lot of various dark fruit notes anyway imparted by the malt base, otherwise added to a toasty bread and chocolate nibs.
The cherries really make this what it is, the tartness completes this beer and makes it very good. This is however far from a St Bernadus or Rochefort in complexity.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2011 06:33:23 | More by ChadQuest
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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 4,497 ratings.