Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by TheBiercast:
4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance: It pours a deep burnt sienna. Held about a finger of light tan creamy head. Tight bubbles held to the side of the glass. The beer also produced decent lacing.
Smell: the nose is very strong in dark fruits and candied sugars. Think plums, figs, and raisins coated with sugar.
Mouthfeel: Three Philosophers holds a middle of the road mouthfeel. It’s us not a thick beer, but it is definitely not light. It is very effervescent in the carbonation as you would expect in a Belgian quad done in the style of the oh so wonderful Trappists.
Taste: I may be slightly biased as quads are my favorite styles of beers, but the combination of the mouthfeel and flavored of candied dark fruits makes this a pure joy. The beer also contains two percent ale with cherries added. This does not add a tart flavor, but rather it suggests the sweet notes in a maraschino cherry you’d find on ice cream or in a cocktail. It’s not overpowering and the small hop profile just balances out the sweetness. Nothing really here for hop heads as you’d expect.
Overall: This has always been one of my favorite beers especially when I’m thirsty for a Trappist ale, but either want to save a little money or can’t find what I’m looking for. It’s very accessible. It’s delicious. Go try one!
4.0 on the trusty five point oh scale.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 17:47:43 | More by TheBiercast
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice deep mahogany color, hints of red in there, just barely lets some light through. Head sticks around, creamy and off white. Lace holds up nicely.
Smell: Licorice, sweet, malty, grape like (somewhat like wine), light alcohol. Toasty and warming, very full.
Taste: Sweet up front, tart wine-like grapeness. A little sour, with a nice warming finish from the alcohol. A little bitterness, hops/toasted malt/ licorice flavors contributing. A little sour plum/banana.
Mouthfeel: creamy and lightly carbonated, just enough. Really enjoyable.
Notes: Complex to say the least, each sip gives me something new. The alcohol is very present in this one. Oddly wine-esque, much more so than other quads I've had. This would be a great dessert beer. Also, it happened I was sipping this while snacking on some cantaloupe and for some reason that match up went really well.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 04:40:50 | More by cambabeer
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,496 ratings.