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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

4,910 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,910
Reviews: 1,886
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 190
Gots: 519 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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gboy515duo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.

The first glass I poured was only a one finger head, but I chalked that up to it not being served at 50 degrees, it was closer to 40. The second glass was nice and frothy and 3 fingers tall.

The body was a dark cherry wood color with a very distinct beige froth on top. It smelled immediately of malt and cherry, with bigger sniffs making you aware of the high alcohol content in the brew.

At first taste, the beer is hoppy, but smooth, with hints of cherry, alcohol nowhere to be found. The malts break through and bring sweetness that leave your cheeks wondering where the next sip is and when it is coming. The cherry flavor slowly takes over with each sip, masking the ever present 10% ABV. You feel the warmth of the alcohol after a few sips, and it's not too overpowering at first. It has a slight burn that is almost unnoticeable. When you swallow it, it is extremely frothy and the flavor doesn't go anywhere. It sticks to your palate for a long period of time.

Considering such a high ABV, it is crazy easy to drink. It goes down so easy. The flavors break through as you keep drinking revealing tastes of caramel malts and the great taste and smell of a variety of nuts.

As you end up taking larger gulps further into the bottle, they bring a nasally alcohol filled feeling along with fruity aromas to make the flavors even bigger. The alcohol only comes out at the very bottom of the 750, and might I add that at this point, you're probably sufficiently inebriated where you just won't care.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this offering from Ommegang, and the whole 750ml to myself had me buzzed to a great point that didn't go away for a few hours. I drank it while I watched the MLB All-Star Game, and finished it before the 4th inning and I was feeling it well up until I went to bed.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 21:08:31 | More by gboy515duo
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,910 ratings.