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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,826 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,826
Reviews: 1,885
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 175
Gots: 483 | FT: 14
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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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark-chocolate brown with light brown and ruby highlights into my FABulous new Trappiestes Rochefort gold-rimmed goblet; It forms a fluffy, bubbly centimeter head of tawny tan head that soon fades to a light skim and a very thin ring around the big, deep chalice's rim. Dark, gently brooding.

The scent is dark, dark fruits, a slightly alcoholic medicine with slight fresh greenery notes, maybe a little bit of mint or floral spice. Slight notes of fantastically rich butterscotch.

A heavy flavor kicks off each sip of this (be sure to allow proper time to warm to truly appreciate the rich, hearty flavors!) - Rich, decadent malts are a deep, lustrous, smoky caramel; A delicious alcohol middle is chock full of deceiving flavor, and the finish is doubly complex, full of tart fruits at first, and then a distinct twinge of cherries - You can, if you pay attention, taste the cherry lambic. The description of this brew is strange, never heard anything like it, but if you want to think about it hard enough, you can taste it. If you don't think about it, this beer is simply a good-tasting, very interesting Belgian that does nothing wrong. I wonder how much they had to pay Lindeman's to use their Kriek in the creation of this beer? I don't see any real connection between the two oceans-apart brewries other than this single beer, so it's quite a unique concoction indeed.

The mouthfeel is creamy, with a gentle carbonation that can go completely unnoticed if you're not payint attention. It's enough to create a very tiny tingle on the tongue, bringing out the flavors. A medium body is lightened by the warmth of alcohol. It's easy and enjoyable to drink.

I remember, several months ago, being afraid to try this because I didn't know what the heck 'cherry lambic' was, and I thought 'fruit beers' were some kind of evil hybrid style that should be denounced at all costs. Simply stated, how wrong I was.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 05:23:24 | More by Tupperwolf
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Overall: My first from Brewery Ommegang, and it did not disappoint whatsoever. I highly recommend 'Three Philosophers' for those who are already fans of Quads and for those who would like to get into Quads. Cheers!

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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