Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by jhtipton:
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Mr. Klain for the export of this from USA to Spain. I've been trying my share of quadrupels from Belgian while over here and it's nice to see that we have some superior Belgian style to look forward to when I return home in 2013. Pours a dark brownish red into my Affligem chalice. Mild head, certainly nothing too crazy and some mild lacing. Didn't check the glass for wetness so maybe I detracted from the head others write about or maybe the cork got beat up on its journey?! Smell is what I like about belgian quads - brown sugar figs apricot and plums I suppose. The alcohol is prevalent in both smell and taste. Tastes great- some of the belgian yeast, alcohol is prevalent, dark fruits, and a tad sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and warming (alcohol). Overall, I would try again and recommend to friends. Recommended for promotion and retention.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2011 16:05:28 | More by jhtipton
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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
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