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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

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4,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 4529
Reviews: 1873
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Reviews by saintwarrick:
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer just sounds complex, and I have been waiting to try this brew. This beer is a dark, dark ruby with a big creamy, off-white head. Aroma is rich with cherries (obviously, since it has some cherry lambic mixed up), dark caramel and a little chocolate hint. taste is dark-chocolate covered cherries with a nice and noticeable alcohol to it. Brew has a slight bite to it as it goes down, warming alcohol, and a nice brandy-ish aftertaste to it that reminds me of some barley wines.

This is one complex brew. Very smooth, a dessert beer to just sip and enjoy. I'll make room for this brew more often.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 02:57:48 | More by saintwarrick
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4.86/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. The appearance is as should be with a Belgian Quad. Pours a thick off white head that recedes rather fast. Very dark, but crisp if you let it sit for a while. The smell is rich and caramel like.

Taste is much like the smell. Very rich with an upfront caramel note. The aftertaste houses a Lambic or Saison hint. Not overpowering... the perfect blend. Very smooth on the tongue. All and all, an incredible beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Affligem gopblet. 2013 vintage.

Appearance- Dark cherry/tawny color with bubbly off-white head that left nice lacing.

Smell- Bready yeast, cherry, plum, caramel malts, light vanilla. Not too "belgiany" smelling. Nice, but nothing outrageous.

Taste-Cherry and plum are forefront. Yeast comes in second. A littlte light tartness balancing the malts nicely. Again, not overly "belgiany".

Mouthfeel- Bright and resonably high carbonation. Light booze heat and pretty easy to drink.

Overall- Solid American quad with lovely fruit notes.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear dark amber body with three fingers of tan bubbly head. Very good retention and but no lacing clinging to my glass.

S - Big Belgian yeast, citrus and doughy malts.

T - Lots of deep smokey flavors up front followed by the more characteristic Belgian flavors. Malts, caramel and cherries rush in. Slight medicine flavor in finish. Alcohol is masked by all the big flavors. Everything is incredibly balanced.

M - Medium body with a moderate amount of light bubbly carbonation. Finish is sticky and resinous.

O - It's a fantastic big Belgian beer.

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A: Thick wheaty golden brown with a tenacious head that lingers in little circles on top. Great lacing.

S: Sweetness, herbs and spices, maybe some wheat, and some light fresh malts with a slight suggestion of hop.

T: Much like the smell, but the flavors are somewhat bolder. It had a bit more kick to it than I expected, which was surprising but very nice! Nothing here knocked me out of the park, but it was a very tasty and nuanced set of flavors.

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O: Like I said, nothing that wowed me, but still a very very good beer. I love Ommegang, and this one holds up to the name. A great and refreshing beer, and definitely worth a try

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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