Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Romulus141:
5/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 3-Liter bottle (wax-sealed and corked) into a clear pub glass. I received this as a Christmas gift, and the presentation was nice. I opened it for New Year's Eve to share with my family.
Appearance: Pours a deep, beautiful red with a fluffy white head. The warmer the beer, the better the head is retained. Lacing stains the edges of the glass, and will not let go. The glow of this beer when held up to a light is a sight to behold. Truly a wonderful looking brew.
Smell: A nice malty smell intermixed with grains (particularly a sweet wheaty aroma). This reminds me of Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel, but even better in the smell department. The smell is quite present, and easy to detect, and delightful. You cannot smell the alcohol. All around one of the best beers I've smelled.
Taste: This is some great stuff. Very complex, and it would be tough to list all the different flavors I experience. There is the wheaty taste, which is followed up with an almost chocolately sweetness. The finish is crisp and smooth. I even detect some citrus style flavors in here from time to time. This beer also goes great with food. Pair it with cheese and crackers, or spicy food. Very versatile.
Mouthfeel: It has a good weight to it, and the carbonation balance is just right. Like a proper ale, it is thicker than most lagers, but not on the degree of a stout. It really caresses the tongue, and is incredibly smooth.
Drinkability: I needed to check the bottle again to remind myself that the ABV is almost 10%. You can't taste the alcohol at all! This is a sipping beer, but if you respect it, it can last you the entire evening, along with a nice meal. You'll probably reach for more afterwards, as I did.
I can't recommend this enough. Definitely one of my favorite beers, and probably the best I've reviewed thus far. For complexity and versatility, you can't beat this.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2007 03:00:18 | More by Romulus141
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3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Sometimes with Ommegang, I don't know what to expect. White the 3 philosophers, I was thinking it'd be a bittery type of beer, but once I poured it, and saw a nice dark, caramel color, I knew it'd be different. It's sweet. Reminds me of amaretto, while my friends said it was like so co. Nice to drink of the bat, but gets heavy later on. I could see myself drinking this with a dessert, which I rarely do.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 16:57:44 | More by avwrite
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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