Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Sniftered. Pours a deep, apple-cider brown with a creamy 1 finger off-white head. Little lacing. Lots of floaties on a relatively careful pour.
S - Very interesting nose, and completely unique, which I love. A definite malty quad vibe, with layers of sour complexity. The cherries peek out in the nose more as it warms, but never really take an extreme forefront. Yeasty, sweet, sour, slight herbal notes... runs the gamut. Mouth is definitely watering. Surprisingly little booze.
T - Again, incredibly unique. Relatively sweet as opposed to sour, the cherries add a nice little twist to the quad base. While neither aspect detracts from the other, I think I prefer my quads without fruit. Plums, booze on the back, toasty malts, notes of black cherries. All in all a really solid beer, just not necessarily my favorite combination of tastes. I really wish the aftertaste lingered longer.
M - Creamy, even carbonation and on the lighter side of medium-bodied. I think if it were a little less attenuated, it'd stick to my palate more.
D - Quite drinkable despite my lack of enthusiasm for this brew. While it's not exactly my cup of tea (or bottle of brew), it's well-made and easy to drink... so I can't dock points.
Notes: I'm probably gonna revisit this yearly, and try to get an older bottle... just to see. I'm not the hugest fan, but it's still a nice beer all around.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2009 03:50:39 | More by SaucyA
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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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