Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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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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