Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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3.25/5 rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Heady smells of kirsch and cherries stewed beneath a layer of dead leaves. Alcohol. Chocolate covered cherries and wheaty yeast on the palate; maybe a touch of iron. Thin raspberries; the lambic component is reminiscent of Rose de Gambrinus in that respect. Old dryer lint.
The integration of kriek and quad is strange to say the least and one does not accentuate the other. Though challenging, this beer still needs some time to calm down. The parts might ultimately each be greater than the whole.
P.S. I paired this with plain bittersweet chocolate wedges and it turned into ten times the beer it was on its own. The cocoa balances the quadruple part of the beer, the sugar and fat cancels out the alcohol, and the soft, luscious kriek element shines on through as well as an interesting Westy-inspired grape bubblegum finish. As a pairing, the Three Philosophers would merit at least a 4-point score, but it is indeed weak on its own.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2004 20:17:31 | More by ngandhi
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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