Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a DFH signature glass
A: Fairly slow pour results in a generous three finger head of pillowy foam. The beer is a ruddy brown...for comparison, it's lighter than your standard dubbel. The head dies down fairly quickly and leaves behind a nice cap w/lacing around the glass.
S: Cherries of course!...and a dose of fresh dark fruit and a wisp of vanilla. It really is the combo of the Belgian yeast and cherries that gives this beer its signature aroma and flavor.
T: Mmmm...more cherries. There is a pronounced phenolic presence from start to finish that keeps it dry. This, along with a slightly woody component are nice counterpoints to the sweet and tangy provided by the fruit and bready yeast and keeps it from crossing over the line into being syrupy.
M: Medium body, generous carb. Feels like your typical Belgian. Moderately dry throughout.
O: Another holiday staple in my household. This is a beer that I cherish sipping during the cold weather. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 01:45:11 | More by mjtiernan
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5/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance: Carmine/bole body with a pearl/eggshell head.
Aroma: Persimmons, plums, blackcurrants, cherries, grapes, and a slight orange 'musk' with notes of spicy, herbal yeast.
Taste: All of the fruits in the aroma, but with a 'burnt' characteristic - all with the classic alcohol presence of a Quad.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, bold, flavorful; classic Quadrupel.
Overall: My first from Brewery Ommegang, and it did not disappoint whatsoever. I highly recommend 'Three Philosophers' for those who are already fans of Quads and for those who would like to get into Quads. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 19:07:02 | More by MV_CHI-NS
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,825 ratings.