Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 vintage. Poured into an Ommegang tulip.
Pours a murky reddish brown with a solid two finger tan head. Great head retention from the abundant carbonation.
Tart cherries on the aroma along with other dark fruits. Some licorice along with wood and a faint whiff of alcohol. Some sherry qualities as well.
The flavor, to me, is a little bit of a let-down. Some dark cherry along with a bit of an oxidized sherry character that clashes a little bit. Lots of dark fruit; dates and figs and a little wood. Alcohol is present throughout and I am a little disappointed it has not mellowed in all this time. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel makes this one a sipper.
Overall, not as good as I remember this beer being when I had it several years ago. It just seems like the flavors don't meld well. A decent beer but I will probably skip over it for some Belgian quads in the future.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2013 01:23:46 | More by rangerred
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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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