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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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4,521 Ratings
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Ratings: 4521
Reviews: 1871
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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Reviews by Kudashov:
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Kudashov

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in my trusty Stella Artois glass ...

A-Dark brownish / red color with nice vanilla head , lacing is lasting ,

S- Cherry , Fruity ....Citrus ...

T- after smelling the brew I thought it would be overly sweet which it is not . Not being a fan of my last quad I was apprehensive . This brew fills my mouth with flavor .

M- pleasant , good .

D- Wonderful , will have again ..

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 19:05:46 | More by Kudashov
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A - Clear dark amber body with three fingers of tan bubbly head. Very good retention and but no lacing clinging to my glass.

S - Big Belgian yeast, citrus and doughy malts.

T - Lots of deep smokey flavors up front followed by the more characteristic Belgian flavors. Malts, caramel and cherries rush in. Slight medicine flavor in finish. Alcohol is masked by all the big flavors. Everything is incredibly balanced.

M - Medium body with a moderate amount of light bubbly carbonation. Finish is sticky and resinous.

O - It's a fantastic big Belgian beer.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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