Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.29/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Three Philosophers poured a muddy copper. Bright ruby highlights when held to the light. There was 1 finger off white head that faded fairly quickly to a light sprinkling of foam along the top. Looks like it will be very flavorful. Kind of mysterious and inviting. I cant wait to see what flavors will come out of this.
When I popped the cork I smelled the bottle and it smelled exactly like a chocolate covered cherry. When poured into the glass a lot more scents came along. I still smell the chocolat although it did die down slightly. Theres damp soil, spice from the yeasts, a sweetness, and cherries coming through faintly at the end. For some reason every now and then I'll smell it and get scents I associate with a spiced cider but only occasionally.
The taste is really good. There's so much going on it's hard to describe but I'll give it a shot. There is a punch in the mouth right up front which quickly mellows into all kinds of flavors. I'm picking up sweet malts, an earthiness/musty, spice, chocolate every now and then, and cherries. I pick up something new with every drink. As it warms there's a touch of alcohol. Just enough so it warms your throat. Very complex.
The mouthfeel is perfect. Velvety and creamy. A nice touch of carbonation. Hits quickly and vanishes. Coats my mouth and is slick as I drink.
Drinkability is ridiculous. This beer is so smooth and so easy drinking for a 9+%.
This is a really great beer. I have a few more I'm going to celler but I think I'm going to have to pick up some more to drink in the meantime. Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 19:27:53 | More by joe1510
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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