Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark almost chocolate colored brown, with some red highlights. An off-white head which includes some large bubbles caps the beer and lingers for some time. As expected, a strong aroma of cherries issues forth from the glass--this is nice, but the combination of cherries with some light alcohol notes reminds me a bit of cough medicine. Smooth with some pleasant sweetness and good fruity flavors (cherries, plums and others which I can't pin down). The cherry which was so overpowering in the aroma is much more subdued in making itself known in flavor. As the beer warms, a bit of alcohol taste comes forward, although not excessive to the point of detracting from the broader, nicely complex flavor. Overall this is a very nice beer--while I probably would not want much more than a glass per session it is certainly a beer I would look forward to having again.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2005 15:49:15 | More by tar
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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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