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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,501 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4501
Reviews: 1869
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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What a beautiful ale in both color and body. Deep ruby color, reminiscent of cherry, this quad has varying hues in different light. The head is light and fizzy and collars thickly around the edge. The effervescent bubbling keeps that collaring alive.

The scent is weaker than most quads but somewhat varied. Plum like aroma is at the front with a touch of crabapple. Hints of malt and cherry can be found amongst weaker scents of molasses and prune.

The feel is strong and thick and is certainly a sipper. There appears to be no alcohol tinnieness but there is a brief harshness at the swallow.

A bit of cherry, malt, sugary sweetness, date or prune, and a touch more cherry can all be found on the tongue. A bit tart and a touch of fig comes near the end. Overall, it's very good and with some minor tweaks to the flavor and feel it could be great.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 22:28:48 | More by KYGunner
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, deep amber with a frothy tan head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of dark fruits with some spice as well.

Tastes of the dark fruits with some bready malt and spice. Notes of chocolate, caramel, and toasted bread lead off. This leads into figs, raisins, and a hint of cherries. Not particularly sweet. Some booze adds to the fruits and gives a little bit of a rum cake feel to it. Herbal and spice notes round out the finish along with a touch of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good example of the style, but falls just short of the other classics of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:39:10 | More by ocelot2500
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rphbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-17-2014 23:47:47 | More by rphbrew
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Jamstone714

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle Poured into a cognac snifter.

Appearance: Outstanding lacing, dark mahogany in color

Smell: Sweet, herbal, boozy and sweet dark fruity smell. Hint of roast and a malt sweetness.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Heavenly full body. Thickly sweet of dark malts, Deceiving alcohol leaves little warmth until the finish. A trace of hop help to balance. Herbal & earthy as well.

Notes: another amazing brew by our friends in Cooperstown

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,501 ratings.