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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

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4508
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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Kallessin

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2008 Bottle (12oz):

Pours a deep hazy brown color with dark amber highlights. Has a somewhat smallish off-white head. A little sediment made it into the glass.

Has a fruity and spicy aroma with the cherries being the most prominent. Very malty and the alcohol is present along with some oakey/woody aromas.

Has a very rich, malty flavor with lots of cherries, with some molasses and brown sugar. The alcohol is not as prominent as the aroma would suggest and is very well hidden. This really has a fantastic flavor with the cherries pairing very well with the maltiness.

It's a lot lighter body then I expected, but it works very well. Smooth up front, followed by tingly carbonation. It has almost a juicy feel to it.

A really amazing beer. Very rich and flavorful. A perfect combination of cherries and full flavored malt. One of the those rare experiences with beer that makes you say wow when you taste it.

2009 Bottle (22oz):

This pours very similar to the 2008, but has much more of a head. A foamy cream color that stuck around for a short time.

It has much more grainy malt and sweet caramel in the aroma. The alcohol and the oakiness are still there, but the cherries are not as obvious.

The cherries are not as prominent in the flavor either. This flavor is much more fleeting. The malt is much more prevalent with some bready flavors and more bitterness.

It's a little more dry in the mouth, but otherwise it's much the same.

I happened to have both a 12oz bottle from 2008, which came in a mixed 12 pack and a 22oz bottle of 2009 from another gift pack that I received this Christmas (2009). I have to say the 2008 was much better. I'm thinking the extra year of aging much improved the flavor. My rating is based on the 2008 bottle, but both were great beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 01:22:57 | More by Kallessin
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AlpacaAlpaca

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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick wheaty golden brown with a tenacious head that lingers in little circles on top. Great lacing.

S: Sweetness, herbs and spices, maybe some wheat, and some light fresh malts with a slight suggestion of hop.

T: Much like the smell, but the flavors are somewhat bolder. It had a bit more kick to it than I expected, which was surprising but very nice! Nothing here knocked me out of the park, but it was a very tasty and nuanced set of flavors.

M: The wheat was fairly prominent, and stuck in the mouth, displaying the flavors nicely. The beer was smooth and went down quickly, hiding somewhat the fact that the ABV was in the 9's.

O: Like I said, nothing that wowed me, but still a very very good beer. I love Ommegang, and this one holds up to the name. A great and refreshing beer, and definitely worth a try

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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.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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