Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer was initially reviewed on 7/15/11 in Bad Genie Lounge in Milwaukee--the bottle is dated 2011.
Pours a foggy, semi-translucent burnt sienna. Held to the light, it's a nice plum color. Begins with a decent 3/4 inch head that falls to a resilient lace that clings well. It has a cherry-forward nose--with additional notes of yeasty wheat and caramel malts--but it seems a fairly muted bouquet, overall. The taste is cherry right out of the gates, hitting the front of the tongue with a reserved yet potent sweetness. From here, the flavor meanders around the palate with a nice toasted malt sweetness and an ever-so-subtle sourness that reveals wonderful balance and craftsmanship. The feel is medium-bodied, creamy, effervescent, slightly syrupy, and very well balanced.
This beer is quite impressive: It has a balance, feel, and flavor that are very engaging and, almost contradictorily, very comfortable. I can't imagine a way they could have brewed this quad differently that would have improved the final taste. I think that's one of the marks of a really great beer, which this certainly is. It should not be missed.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2011 03:45:47 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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