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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92
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5,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,499
Reviews: 1,941
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 243
Gots: 802 | FT: 17
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2007.

The colour is brown-red, the liquid is clear. The low head disappears quickly into a very thing white lid. No lacing.

The strong and luxurious smell is dry-sweet with fresh fruity notes. Fresh and preserved cherries. Some tart hints in the background and a hint of toffee.

The taste is dry and fruity with a touch of lambic tartness. Yeast, minerals, chocolate and a hint of fruit candy. Weak body. The aftertaste is very dry and clean with notes of cherries, alcohol, salt and a touch of shortbread.

The carbonation is strong with lots of small almost sharp bubbles. The liquid is a bit light for the style.
I had thought that this one would mature with a lot more grace than it actually did: Low sweetness, low body and a bit unbalanced.

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

A: Pours an almost brown color with a slight red hue. Nice foamy off white head that leaves great lace.

S: Aromas of dark fruit/cherry with a heavy nose of malts. High abv is noticeable here.

T: Tastes of fruit, mostly cherry and a bit of wheatiness that finishes with dry and smooth. Aftertaste of cherries. Yum. I like the succession of taste changes with this one.

M & D: Mouthfeel is smooth and light. Cherries are noticeable, but not overpowering. High abv can be noticed when the first drop hits your tongue. Not a session beer, but a damn fine one. Brewery Ommegang continues to make stars.

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

A - Pours an opaque cherry mahogany color with a thick, creamy, off-white colored head and small streams of tiny bubbles.

S - This beer smells very rich and bready with complex dark fruit. Toasted caramel toffee, dark fruits, cherries, and Belgian candy sugar.

T - Lots of toasted malt flavor with dark fruit blended in, cherries, and a slight warming in the back of the throat from the alcohol.

M - Thick, heavy body, lip smacking sticky sugar coating on the lips,and gentle creamy carbonation tickling the tongue.

D - A heavy and enjoyable sipper.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,499 ratings.