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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,254 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,254
Reviews: 1,920
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 217
Gots: 672 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Pours a deep hazy mahogany medicinal and phenolic on the nose with a touch of cherries. Underneath these scents is a touch of Belgian candies. Big foamy off white head. Very active.

Lacing is pretty superb.

More carbonation then expected. Huge full body. Some Belgian dark fruits dominate the middle of the pallet. Finishes with a big medicinal boozed presence. Some alcohol warmth on the swallow. A lot of dry malt on the tip of the tongue which gets cut off by the big herbal Belgian presence. Some cherry flavor is noticeable.

Alcohol presence is more pronounced as the beer warms as well as the spice.

Unfortunately im not finding anything too special about these beer. Very medicinal and the minor cherry addition doesn't do much for it. There's also a bit of cloying sweetness and spiciness after a while. tolerable, but its there. drinkable but id rather have something else.

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12oz single bottle poured into an ephemere glass.

Appearance - Two fingers of reddened head that fizzes with acidity and sourness. The beer is a deep plum color, though it retains more of a seedy brown hue than purple. A bit musky.

Smell - Smells oddly of Brett yeast to me, and reminds me more an American wild ale. Tart dark cherry and plum with a light grainy smell.

Taste - Oh my. I wasn't quite expecting such a strong assault of cherry and pomegranate. The fruit and alcohol destroy the palate, but not in a good way. Heavy carbonation combines poorly with the beers ingredients.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Quite unpleasant if you ask me. Fizzy cherries are soaked in alcohol and then smashed in the mouth. The alcohol is unpleasantly mis-balanced, and the aftertaste is among the worst I've encountered. I wouldn't call it sour, more funky and odd.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,254 ratings.