Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by basica:
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a translucent dark brown color into an Achel chalice yielding just a thin layer of tan foam which quickly reduces to just a ring around the glass (3.5)
S - Nose is predominantly cherries and plums, blended with alcoholic phenols; some yeast is present as well. Aromas are pleasing albeit a tad subdued (4)
T - Brown sugar sweetness upfront lifting to reveal dark fruity notes with suggestions of plums and raisins blended with phenols in the middle; flavors of cherries were detected towards the finish where a tart and dark fruity after taste ensues (4.5)
M - Between thin and medium bodied thickness with an apt amount of carbonation; goes down smooth, dry and with a pleasant warming. However it's probably a tad thin for a Quadrupel (3.5)
D - Very delectable fruity flavors with interesting lambic qualities in a Quadrupel; however the mouthfeel was a little too thin in my opinion. Nonetheless, this brew is very easy drinking with the alcohol hardly showing through (4)
I had pretty high expectations on this Quadrupel as it is from the Ommegang brewery which I have heard and read so much about and this Quadrupel, a bottle from 2009, happens to be my first beer from Ommegang. In general, the flavors were very good, not yet great, but the mouthfeel failed to hold up effectively. I am not sure if the blame goes to age though 2009 is not exactly "old". Will revisit with a fresh bottle when the chance comes by.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2011 16:16:01 | More by basica
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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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