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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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5,680 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,680
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 267
Gots: 985 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Three Philosophers was a great looking beer as well as great tasting, with big malts and little to no hop bitterness. I didn’t pick up any huge cherry flavor only a slight tartness on the end that gave this brew a nice complexity along with the Belgian yeasts and sweet malt. It’s a great gateway beer for someone unfamiliar with a Belgian Style or a stronger style of beer, as the cherry lambic helps to mellow out the Belgian Quadrupel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a deep burnt sienna. Held about a finger of light tan creamy head. Tight bubbles held to the side of the glass. The beer also produced decent lacing.

Smell: the nose is very strong in dark fruits and candied sugars. Think plums, figs, and raisins coated with sugar.

Mouthfeel: Three Philosophers holds a middle of the road mouthfeel. It’s us not a thick beer, but it is definitely not light. It is very effervescent in the carbonation as you would expect in a Belgian quad done in the style of the oh so wonderful Trappists.

Taste: I may be slightly biased as quads are my favorite styles of beers, but the combination of the mouthfeel and flavored of candied dark fruits makes this a pure joy. The beer also contains two percent ale with cherries added. This does not add a tart flavor, but rather it suggests the sweet notes in a maraschino cherry you’d find on ice cream or in a cocktail. It’s not overpowering and the small hop profile just balances out the sweetness. Nothing really here for hop heads as you’d expect.

Overall: This has always been one of my favorite beers especially when I’m thirsty for a Trappist ale, but either want to save a little money or can’t find what I’m looking for. It’s very accessible. It’s delicious. Go try one!

4.0 on the trusty five point oh scale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not going to lie, I was expecting a lot from this beer when I purchased it. However, it was still one of the better beers I have tried recently. The pour presented a dark copper color with a small, off-white head. Taste was smooth, I was expecting a more velvet mouthfeel. I will definitely purchase this in the future. Ommegang Brewery keeps me coming back to them.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,680 ratings.