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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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5,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,679
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 267
Gots: 983 | 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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml into a duvel tulip

best by date of 07/2016

pours a heavy brown color that unleashes a giant cream colored head. globs of lacing as the head slowly moves down

belgian yeast smell dominates with nutty aftertones. dark fruits in there with some slight banana as well

follows the nose as it starts off fairly sweet. some slight alcohol kicks in and allows the raisiny dark druits take over. fairly smooth and medium bodied. didnt taste any of the cherry but it really didnt matter it was great?

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle in goblet.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown color with thick off-white head. Good retention.

Smell: Spices like cinnamon and cloves. Bananas, apples, cherries. Smells tarty.

Taste: The bananas, apples, and cherries are definitely present in the taste too. Not too sweet, which I like. Dry, hoppier finish that is only the slightest bit bitter. Good flavors overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation.

Overall: A delicious quad indeed. I really enjoyed the mixtures of the different fruit flavors that balanced off with the light-bitterness finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage...

A - Pours a lovely deep mahogany body with a creamy caramel-coloured head. Amazing (and I mean AMAZING) head retention and lacing.

S - Quite fruity on the nose, with hints of cherry, strawberry and red grapes. I'm also getting some chocolate, caramel, and some clove.

T - The taste builds up from a bursting complex fruitiness, with hints of cherries, plums, dates, grapes, even strawberries. Then enter the bready caramel malts, with a slight funkiness from the yeast. Moderate sweetness. The finish is slight tart and bitter, with lingering cherry and caramel notes.

M - Medium (or maybe medium-to-full) body. Medium level of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy texture to it. A bit of clovey spiciness on the palate. There is some alcohol in the flavour, but it does not take away from the amazing drinkability of the beer.

O - This is one of the most drinkable quads I've had. Complex, not too thick or boozy, and quite original as well. Well recommended!

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4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD

A- Mahogany brown red with a 1 finger tan head. Cloudy with great lacing.

S- Dark fruit, currents, raisins, cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar.... Needless to say this one is very complex.

T- Smooth malty taste with sugars, nice spice on the back end with a dark fruit bitterness, cloves, and maybe even a touch of banana.

M- Starts smooth and works to a creamy texture with the clove spice tingling the tongue on the finish.

)- Fantastic beer, easy drinking, the complexity works. It's like Asian cooking (a ton of different flavors working together in harmony to form one great flavor.)

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,679 ratings.