Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Deep amber colored, partially cloudy, thick light colored two finger head with good retention, this is very nicely carbonated.
I smell caramel, toffee, cherries, alcohol, and yeast. The aroma from this beer is fairly strong and long lasting which I can appreciate.
The taste is mostly malts with rich caramel which is then followed slightly tart cherries. The cherries are not over the top but mesh just right.
This is a medium bodied beer and is smooth and coats my mouth. It finishes with some effervescence from the carbonation followed by cherries and leaves a toffee flavored aftertaste.
An excellent beer for a cool autumn day, rich flavors of caramel and toffee coupled with cherries are a fantastic way to keep my palate craving more. I will continue to purchase this beer from time to time and will even age some to see how it changes.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2012 01:14:18 | More by JCaweinstein
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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
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