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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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92
outstanding

4,906 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,906
Reviews: 1,886
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 189
Gots: 515 | 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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basica

Singapore

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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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,906 ratings.