Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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4/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured into an oversized wine glass - what can I say, it looked like a quadrupel, no question. Head was nice at first, fizzled quickly.
Smell was very good, especially as it became warmer. Lots of caramel malt, but also sweet cherries. The addition of cherry lambic has done this beer well.
It tastes like a quadrupel....vinous, lots of sticky caramel malts, somewhat flat mouthfeel (which I'm never all that fond of...I wish quads could be more prickly somehow)...but again, the addition of the slightly sour cherry keeps this from being a garden-variety quad.
I don't drink quads often, but this probably just became my favorite. Of course, I have a St. Bernardus waiting to be sampled...but based on what I've tasted of Ommegang's other brews, they truly know how to do a Belgian-style beer. And you can't beat the ridiculously low price.
A very good dinner-party beer that won't burn a hole in your wallet. Yet another beer you can safely hand to your wine-drinking friends.
09-15-2007 03:16:42 | More by Patrick999
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured out of a 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle into my Duvel.
A - Nice deep cherry brown pour. Big creamy head with a solid amount of sticky lacing that stays throughout the duration.
S - Nice herby smell with definite cherry in it. I get some black licorice smell as well.
T - Nice warming beer. She is very creamy. Also a smooth ale indeed. You get a hint of cherry but less then the smell. A bit dry.
M - Medium to full bodied. Creamy and just damn tasty. Carbonation is just right.
D - Yes but don't think you are going to have a few. This is a great sipping beer. I wish it got colder in Florida. My ass would be outside getting a chill and chasing it away with the warmness this provides.
11-26-2010 02:42:38 | More by GallowsThief
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,062 ratings.