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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

4,923 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 4,923
Reviews: 1,887
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 191
Gots: 527 | 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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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (2010 year) poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Very slow pour gave a ruby red slightly hazy beer with a very light tan foam across the top. Tiny delicate islands and lacing...although the lacing slides down a bit over time and doesn't stick to the glass that well. The bubbles near the surface keep coming up and building the foam back up as it slowly dissipates. Great looking beer.

Smell: Malt and a hint of phenol with cherry - but the cherry is what you would get with a backed tart or a crumble. Not medicinal, not overpowering, but just right. It's an accent at the end which makes the beer smell oh so very good. With a swirl though the cherry gets mixed up with some other sour smells - not as good then. Better when the foam dissipates a bit.

Taste: Definitely a Belgian quad. Malt is complex - with some caramel and sugary flavors, but there is some sour here, and the cherry is well in that sour flavor. It's that tart/sour cherry that you get when you bite into a fresh cherry that would typically be used for baking. Alcohol very well hidden. The smell and the taste are not connecting for me though...I'm expecting something sweeter based off the smell. Don't get me wrong, I like this, it's just a sensory disconnect.

Mouthfeel: Spicy carbonation on the tongue, but velvety smooth. There is some clinging sensation to the teeth though.

Overall / Drinkability: A slow sipping beer for savoring by itself, although I think it would work well with dessert. Interesting beer and worth trying out. Really impressed with the appearance and smell, but more sour than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 22:26:11 | More by damndirtyape
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nataku00

California

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle opened in 2014. Beer pours a dark cola color, hazy dark brown with some red high lights, with three plus fingers of light tan frothy head. Head dissipates after a few minutes leaving some minor lacing.

Nose is really light for this type of beer, minor dark fruit and sweet malts, with a tinge of fruity sourness.

Taking a sip, sour cherry and sweet dark fruit, brown sugar, leather, chocolate.

Medium to full body with soft and abundant carbonation. Really mellow after four years of age, but with a tinge of tart cherry flavor. Alcohol is non existent. I do wish there was a bit more of nose.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 04:10:33 | More by nataku00
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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