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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

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4,526 Ratings
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Ratings: 4526
Reviews: 1872
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Reviews by nas5755:
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nas5755

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A:
A wonderful deep reddish-brown with massive tones of red copper shinning out this wonderful looking beer as I hold it up to the light. The head is impressive, it maintains a solid 1/8 inch foam surrounding throughout my duvel glassware.

S:
A very light cherry tinge added to a ranging aroma of herbivorous goodness.

T:
Absolutely wonderful as this beer overtakes the mouth, the first wave of flavors reach into the mouth with a very thick, medium carbonated, herbal back-drop of light sweet cherries that extenuates the malts of this beer. The alcohol is crash of this beer is the main weak-point. Once the beer reaches back into the throat a slight burn begins to overtake the amazing first wave. I love the taste of this beer, but I wish it was finished with a stronger flavor profile that extended the wonderful complexities of this brew.

M:
Again the thickness and carbonation of this beer are fantastic. It is thick with a strong kick of medium carbonation that brings out the wonderful complexities of this brew(I just wished they hung-out on the palate). A great feel in the mouth.

D:
Solid, this beer doesn't beg me to drink it nor does it deter my sip rate.

Overall this beer could be one of my all-time favorites if it was able to finish. The first wave of taste combined with the mouth-feel are absolutely fantastic, it just lacking a smooth finish. The alcohol burn is a little much, but not enough to destroy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 00:12:43 | More by nas5755
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Affligem gopblet. 2013 vintage.

Appearance- Dark cherry/tawny color with bubbly off-white head that left nice lacing.

Smell- Bready yeast, cherry, plum, caramel malts, light vanilla. Not too "belgiany" smelling. Nice, but nothing outrageous.

Taste-Cherry and plum are forefront. Yeast comes in second. A littlte light tartness balancing the malts nicely. Again, not overly "belgiany".

Mouthfeel- Bright and resonably high carbonation. Light booze heat and pretty easy to drink.

Overall- Solid American quad with lovely fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 19:44:51 | More by Seanniek91
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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Wisconsin

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear dark amber body with three fingers of tan bubbly head. Very good retention and but no lacing clinging to my glass.

S - Big Belgian yeast, citrus and doughy malts.

T - Lots of deep smokey flavors up front followed by the more characteristic Belgian flavors. Malts, caramel and cherries rush in. Slight medicine flavor in finish. Alcohol is masked by all the big flavors. Everything is incredibly balanced.

M - Medium body with a moderate amount of light bubbly carbonation. Finish is sticky and resinous.

O - It's a fantastic big Belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:21:39 | More by JAFoley
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Georgia

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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New York

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick wheaty golden brown with a tenacious head that lingers in little circles on top. Great lacing.

S: Sweetness, herbs and spices, maybe some wheat, and some light fresh malts with a slight suggestion of hop.

T: Much like the smell, but the flavors are somewhat bolder. It had a bit more kick to it than I expected, which was surprising but very nice! Nothing here knocked me out of the park, but it was a very tasty and nuanced set of flavors.

M: The wheat was fairly prominent, and stuck in the mouth, displaying the flavors nicely. The beer was smooth and went down quickly, hiding somewhat the fact that the ABV was in the 9's.

O: Like I said, nothing that wowed me, but still a very very good beer. I love Ommegang, and this one holds up to the name. A great and refreshing beer, and definitely worth a try

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 13:08:55 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-19-2014 06:26:42 | More by RoyFokker
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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