Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.55/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Absolutely beautiful beer. Completely opaque, dark, with a hint of red.
S - Smells like a quad. Slightest hint of malts and cherries. Slightly sweeter, and less overwhelming, than other quads and Dubbels. Good, two-finger head; extremely mild lacing.
T - Oh wow. Lovely, absolutely lovely. There are three distinct phases of flavor: the initial taste, a false aftertaste, and then the real aftertaste. The first taste is mildly sweet and a bit sharp with alcohol; the second hit is where the cherries come through, as well as prunes (or dates); the aftertaste allows the cherries to linger, and there's a bit of a nutty finish. Not extremely complex, but nice and layered. Very, very pleasant.
M - Not as thick as a quad could be, but very full in the mouth. Definitely sips designed to be savored, not at all gulped. Might be improved at a slightly lower temperature (mine was fresh from the fridge). The carbonation and alcohol combine to sting your palate and tongue a little bit, but not unpleasantly.
O - Very, very impressive. Smooth for a nearly 10% ABV beer. This is a fresh quad; I have two saved for aging in the cellar. This is truly among the best beers I have ever had. It's not the most incredibly complex, but there are some subtleties, and absolutely every flavor is complementary, clean, and lovely. There isn't a single aspect of this beer that I can criticize negatively.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 20:25:11 | More by Roguer
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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