Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Classy corked and caged big ass bottle. A monsterous four finger plus tan head of creamy foam rises above a cloudy reddish-brown brew. Lots of fine bubbles rise to the top and tons of sticky dry arcs of lace are left on the glass. The head eventually diminishes to a thin tan cap.
S - Honey, whole honeycomb, pancake syrup, Bit-O-Honey candy, caramel, powdered sugar, oatmeal cookies, raisin studded scones.
T - Again, honey and syrup along with dark fruits and rum. Also, a very sour flavor can be detected (cranberry?) (Note: I didn't read the bottle before drinking....this flavor I detect must be the cherry lambic added...this adulteration must also be the reason that this isn't as good as I thought it was going to be). This has Champagne-like vinous qualities that I often detect in Belgian beers. A touch of outdoorsy yeast flavors are there too. Grassy hops are there in the background and they come out a little more in the aftertaste. Really shines as it warms....I would recommend letting this sit out at room temp for half an hour or so before uncorking.
M - Full bodied with a lively carbonation, but not as thick as I expected it to be. Gets more syrupy towards the end of the glass as the carbonation dissapears.
D - Excellent...except for the price. My parents got this for me as a gift and they paid eight or nie bucks for the big bottle. Honestly, this is good stuff but I wouldn't buy it again for this price.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2007 22:38:51 | More by pmcadamis
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4.39/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice deep mahogany color, hints of red in there, just barely lets some light through. Head sticks around, creamy and off white. Lace holds up nicely.
Smell: Licorice, sweet, malty, grape like (somewhat like wine), light alcohol. Toasty and warming, very full.
Taste: Sweet up front, tart wine-like grapeness. A little sour, with a nice warming finish from the alcohol. A little bitterness, hops/toasted malt/ licorice flavors contributing. A little sour plum/banana.
Mouthfeel: creamy and lightly carbonated, just enough. Really enjoyable.
Notes: Complex to say the least, each sip gives me something new. The alcohol is very present in this one. Oddly wine-esque, much more so than other quads I've had. This would be a great dessert beer. Also, it happened I was sipping this while snacking on some cantaloupe and for some reason that match up went really well.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 04:40:50 | More by cambabeer
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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