Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2005 vintage served from a 750ml bottle into a tall wiesen glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep ruby bronze hue with a two finger head that died down to a half inch layer within a few minutes. Slightly cloudy with a medium amount of beading.
Smell: A waft of sour tartness is observed along with a rose like malty sweetness. Bready and floral notes are all mixed into the aroma, different but nice.
Taste: The flavor reminds me of a sour cherry mead with an almost sharp alcohol bite. It has a fresh homeade banana nut bread taste, but without the bananas. Not bad at all.
Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation with a medium body. A smoothness flows throughout with a bubblely finish. Almost has a spritzy mouthfeel but it may have lost this character with age.
Drinkability: This is a good beer in my own opinion.It's not on my tops list, but it is well worth a try. Top to bottom.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2006 21:03:24 | More by cheers2beers
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 4,495 ratings.