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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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5,244 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,244
Reviews: 1,919
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 216
Gots: 665 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

azdiaz, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

BryantForestry, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JoeLacy, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

FrostyWPG, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Evoforen, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of joebedford
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

joebedford, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Light bronze. Yeast is visible making it hazy. Pretty nice fluffy tan head. Good lookin brew.
smell: Dark fruity yeast. A deep sniff yields a tart cherry and malt. Quite nice and complex.
taste: Even better than the nose. Complex, all the tastes in the nose, fruit, yeast, malt cherry, sweet, tart.
overall: Been a while since I enjoyed one of these. Forgot how great this is. Great brew.

cindyjeffsmith, Jun 22, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

Bfantus, Jun 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

csfcmitchell, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MeganandDana, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

themegamancave, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

nollie77, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

chuckv, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle received as a gift this Christmas.

Pours a copper rusty red color. A fizzy short-lived 2 inch head forms. There is pretty good spots of lacing down the glass.

Smells include brown sugar, toasted bread, cherries, and Belgian yeast phenols.

The taste is similar- apparently the quad is laced with a small amount of kriek- and it shows, nice subtle smooth cherry flavor throughout. Other fruits tasted include plums and raisins. Some brown sugar and molasses here as well, with a pretty strong alcohol burn.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, a slow sipper due to the alcohol.

One of Ommegang's more well-known brews. It's elegant, but a bit overstated at times- very boozy, especially as it warms. A prime candidate for aging, I'd think.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

lpoulas, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Jamesohn, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jroberts8811, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

BColton1, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ripweblo, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jaxon53, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

chrishiker1409, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: chestnut; cloudy; medium frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Light hops; peppery Belgian yeast smell; cherries; very interesting smell

Taste: Creamy on start with very quick kick from warming alcohol; light hop bite in the mid with lingering hops and cherries in finish; smooth and complex all around; excellent

Remarks: didn't score A, S, T, M at that time; please disregard those scores.

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of ManekiNeko13
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice full head, definite complex aromas, bitter but a tolerable to me sort of bitter (if it's not Manischewicz, I generally don't like it). I picked up on some nice coffee hints, and actually did try mixing some with milk to cut the bitterness (don't judge me). It was pretty good with the milk added, believe it or not. I didn't get any of the kriek, but since it's only 2% of the formula, I'm not surprised.

Very attractive dark brown color, again not unlike coffee. Smell was similar to a strong lager--basically hoppy and maybe some malt, but again, no lambic-ness detected. Nice mouthfeel--good carbonation, good body. Since I haven't yet tried an actual Trappist ale, I can't compare, but I believe that's what they were going for.

All in all, a pretty good ale, one I'd probably try again after I get some more tasting experience.

ManekiNeko13, Jun 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Desmodoc, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Mbpike, Jun 14, 2013
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,244 ratings.