Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A medium brown coloured ale with reddish hues. Nice compact 1 finger light tan coloured head. A well, medium laced, spritzy carbonated brew.
A treacly toffee with cherries, some sour funk, a touch of oak and vanilla.
Buttery and almost nutty treacle toffee. Almost vineous in character sour cherry which goes great with the touch of barnyard funk. A touch of oak and vanilla, and a wonderful earthy character.
This is an amazingly drinkable and balanced big beer. The touch of cherry lambic wonderfully compliments and adds amazing depth to the dark ale. Slight alcohol warmth is the only clue of the high alcohol content. A rich earthy feel with a hint of spice, along with the sour cherry and barnyard funk are a great counterpoint to the rich malts in this fine ale.
What an incredibly drinkable big beer full of subtle and substantial flavours. What a decadent session this would make, and also quite accessible for something with so much depth of flavour.
Was very happy to find this one almost locally. Will be a staple in my beer cupboard.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2006 16:59:58 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark amber almost solid red. creamy white head, builds quickly and diminished to a thin lace and medium foam around the edges of the glass. Carbonation is visible in the amber liquid. .
S: Beer Yeast, malt and plum, slight caramel - very nice!
T: Malty, with hints of dart fruit a bit creamy and crisp finish. ABV is there but not overpowering. You know you are drinking a solid quality beer. very balance notes of malt and cherry, again not powerful. Oddly, for a beer with this high abv the flavors are not very alcoholic at all.
M: Great medium body, smooth with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Excellent beer and hope to have again.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 01:18:31 | More by Realbeer1542
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,403 ratings.