Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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3.9/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Poured from a 12oz bottle into an Ommegang flute. Builds up a creamy tan 1.5 finger head that reduces quickly to a little cap. Body is a deep cherry, mahogany color and is cloudy with some sediment. Lacing sticks to the glass for a few seconds, than slowly runs back down to the head, leaving most of the glass fairly clean.
S - Smell is pretty interesting. Getting a lot of dark, candied fruits, plums, figs, malt, and some sweet Belgian sugar. Cherries are also a prominent smell in the nose. Deep and complex, and buried beneath and after agitation, you get a few whiffs of boozy alcohol.
T - Taste follows the nose on this one for the most part, but isn't as well blended. Most of the candied sweetness is lost behind the contrasting tart and sourness of the cherries and as it warms up, the alcohol definitely makes itself known. I would have liked to see this one be a bit more complex. A nice mixture of the alcohol, however, results from the combination of it with the cherry and darker fruits that imparts a sort of rum quality to the beer.
M - Mouthfeel is solid-bodied with slight carbonation. Tingly and the alcohol plays to warm up the mouth.
D - Drinkability is moderate. The taste for the ABV is certainly great, but it's an assured sipper that really sneaks up on you.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2010 22:42:28 | More by nhindian
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