Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.43/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - very deep red, clear, tan head, very frothy to start, then stabilizes into thick cream, and eventually settles. Does not leave much lacing, just a bit of froth from where I sip.
S - tantalizing aroma, definitely pick up the cherry, not a lot of other "dark" fruits, but still very fruity, clove spice
T - tart cherries, rich maltiness, whisps of smooth chocolate, delicious spicy aftertaste lingers with more chocolate notes, full of layers and depth
M - soft and smooth on the palette, med high carbonation, alcohol is very well hidden, though there is a gentle warmth, overall mouthful really aids in the drinkability
D - ridiculously drinkable, downright dangerous given the abv, smoothness and complexity
I tried their Abbey dubbel 2 years ago and loved it. Recently tried the Hennepin, and didn't care for the huge banana profile. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, especially considering I hate the kriek they use in this beer for blending.
Well, this is definitely the best Ommegang I've tasted yet. The cherry character is just fantastic, though not really typical of a quad, but who's complaining? Then you've got some lovely spice notes and that hint of chocolate that is oh so appealing in dark belgians when done right (I have been personally searching for this in my homebrewed attempts). And then the mouthfeel really adds to the overall character of the beer, they just nailed it absolutely perfect. Wow.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2009 18:28:16 | More by markaberrant
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