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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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4,835 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 4,835
Reviews: 1,885
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 176
Gots: 486 | FT: 14
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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jmarvin4189

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - its a golden brown color, a very interesting color

Smell - a malty roasted smell

Taste - sweet and malty with a roasted flavor, its very interesting and different. this is the first quad I've had but have loved all the Belgian beers I've tried and this is no different. its very interesting and delicious. i want to try more quads now.

Mouthfeel - very smooth with good carbonation, with a great after taste that leaves this beer crisp

Drinkability - very drinkable, i'm about to drink this entire 750 and will def want another...

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 01:05:45 | More by jmarvin4189
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jlove5

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-21-2012 16:24:46 | More by jlove5
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-07-2012 02:33:42 | More by andthevolcano
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-26-2012 01:46:31 | More by st9647v3
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-22-2012 20:36:10 | More by ScaryEd
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-21-2012 11:40:23 | More by mechanicalprints
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boxofwar

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2012 21:04:42 | More by boxofwar
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-04-2012 22:24:38 | More by getbehindthemule
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markmiller

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2012 06:17:10 | More by markmiller
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StevieW

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark chesnut or murkey muddy water brown ? Either way, deep full brown color with burgundy edges. Light tan full creamy head. Full gamut of pleasing aromas. Plums, figs, raisans, and subtleness of cherries, which I thought would be right up front. Taste is an awesome blend of the traditional belgian brown ale flavors. Yeasty, full flavored sweetness. Sticky, carmel, brown sugar, hints of chocolate in the back, and nice tart cherry lambic undertone. A beer lover's fantasy league in one glass. Unbelievable complexity, I swear I taste hints of chocolate in the back.
Light, airy, nearly bubbly body. Creamy feel. Much less heavy than I anticipated, but very very pleasant. Supersmooth and very drinkable, paired this with roasted pork loin, sweet peas, carmelized onions with grilled mushrooms and chocolate truffle dessert. A typical Monday night at the Wayne household. :)

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2004 23:06:23 | More by StevieW
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip. The beer looks beautiful! It is clear and dark reddish-amber in color with a huge chunky off-white head that has excellent retention. The nose is fruit-forward and gives notes of toast, cherries, apples, and grapes.

The beer is medium bodied, highly carbonated, and very drinkable. The first taste is sweet cherries and some rich, malty notes (like shortbread cookies). At mid-palate, the cherries get tart and the beer takes on a wonderfully appetizing, wine-like acidity all the way to the finish. Despite the nearly 10% abv, there isn't even a trace of alcohol in the flavor.

This is one unique beer. I have never had anything quite like it. It seems to combine the complex maltiness of a quad with the tangy acidity of a kriek. Lots of the maltiness is lost, but it is still delicious. I will keep a couple bottles for a while and see how it ages. My only gripe with this stuff is the price. It must be a difficult beer to make.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 22:43:54 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-02-2014 02:29:34 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2013 18:13:36 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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tsulli

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2012 02:50:14 | More by tsulli
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-15-2013 02:50:04 | More by tjsmith910
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bultrey

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one hell of a beer... it pours a murky brown with a nice, foamy head that sticks around for the long haul. When I smell this beer, it almost seems like it's gone bad...in a good way, because there is alot of sour aroma, like sour cherries and vinegar, mingling with the faint sweetness of the malt.
The taste, however is a different story. This is an incredibly complex beer. There is such a great balance struck here between the kriek and the quadruple... The overwhelming taste, to me, is of chocolate-covered cherries, but without any of the cloying sweetness. But then there is a lip-smacking tanginess and relatively dry finish, which does it's best to push aside the malt monster. But then the malt comes back, and some of the cherry, and the two have a little skirmish in your mouth for a while. There is also a bit of that funky barnyard characteristic.
And then the beer nears room temperature, and you ain't seen nothing yet.
Oh yeah, be forewarned... there are plenty of floaty yeasties in this puppy, so watch that last pour...
What a versatile beer. Slightly chilled, I love it with Old Amsterdam aged gouda cheese. When it warms up, it can stand up to some nice dark chocolate, or I suspect, even a nice cigar.
Superb.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2004 16:26:08 | More by bultrey
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-19-2012 22:02:50 | More by djcira
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2012 17:06:23 | More by CWhite
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cdmillard

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2013 20:20:54 | More by cdmillard
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SaltyLime

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - clear reddish brown with a nice head that laced well

Smell - pleasant, first step of happiness that prepped the awesome taste

Taste - absolutely beautiful Belgian style blend/quadrupel, or whatever they want to call it, perfectly balanced with a light touch of cherry sweetness to top if off

Mouthfeel - very nice and smooth

Drinkabilty - very enjoyable, I want more, stock up if you find it

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 12:45:08 | More by SaltyLime
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-17-2014 21:10:34 | More by BlueMoon10
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mfgreene

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-21-2012 12:40:54 | More by mfgreene
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Gregorious

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750cl bottle poured into chalice

A - Really really pretty...hazy brown with crimson highlights when held up to the light...2-fingers of head on pour...dissipated rather quick.

S - O dear lord this is aromatic...the smell is so delicious. Sweet, smell of cane sugar and dried fruits. Malty overtone and just so mouth watering....I could have enjoyed this beer by just smelling it all day...

T - Yum yum...Cherries is the first thing I think of... Nice complex flavor though so it brings to mind many different flavors that meld together quite nicely. Spicy hops, dark chocolate. Ends a bit tart because the beer is mixed with lambic (which i love alone enough.)

M - Nice medium weight to it...not overcarbonated...yum

D - Very drinkable...The high alcohol content may make it a bit less drinkable when sitting down for a session (or atleast I would hope so). Very very tasty and I plan to buy another and enjoy it thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 18:28:57 | More by Gregorious
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complexnomenclature

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-25-2013 19:51:47 | More by complexnomenclature
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-28-2012 20:31:00 | More by Tumble
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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