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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,826 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,826
Reviews: 1,885
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 175
Gots: 483 | 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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JHarris1717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-12-2013 23:30:12 | More by JHarris1717
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-12-2013 04:08:53 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Andonato

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-11-2013 23:12:03 | More by Andonato
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beer64nut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-11-2013 05:30:37 | More by beer64nut
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rvajohn

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-11-2013 02:46:48 | More by rvajohn
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-10-2013 03:36:38 | More by ediaz
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-10-2013 03:35:15 | More by harrisjohnson
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-10-2013 01:40:24 | More by jsanford
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Justind04

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-09-2013 23:23:50 | More by Justind04
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2013 21:17:07 | More by outoffocus
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MikeF11


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-09-2013 20:07:45 | More by MikeF11
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2013 00:36:18 | More by random846
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Huntington228


4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-08-2013 03:08:51 | More by Huntington228
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear dark amber color with two fingers of off white head.

S: Strong prune aroma in this beer - dark fruits really dominate the smell. As i keep smelling, i get some dark cherry and a hint of sour cherry with the prines. I get a bit of clove and orange bitters in the background, but it's faint.

T: Prunes are still quite strong in the flavor, but the beer is a bit brighter than I expected based on the aroma. I get dark cherries, a bit of toffee, and a nice, subtle sour cherry finish. Spices are fairly restrained until the finish, where I get a nice clove flavor to add some complexity and balance. As the beer warms up, I get more and more spices - cloves, cardamom, and orange bitters. No hint of ABV.

M: Medium thickness for the style with strong carbonation.

O: Age has done this beer well. I got no boozy taste whatsoever, and the yeast brought out some nice spiciness, particularly in the aftertaste. This is the best American Quad I've ever had, but I don't think that's as good of a compliment as most would.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 03:06:00 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-07-2013 09:11:39 | More by jmmy3
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mkrass

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-07-2013 03:42:45 | More by mkrass
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Stidge77

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-07-2013 03:28:50 | More by Stidge77
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jayfolly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-06-2013 15:07:41 | More by jayfolly
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Jhastings79


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-06-2013 10:53:25 | More by Jhastings79
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Tomhet

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a very dark brown with some ruby tinges when held up to light. A 1.5-finger tan head rests atop the body and dissipates rather quickly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing that continues to cling to the glass. Spiced cherries obviously hit the nose first, but this mellows into an blend of herbs, figs, and roasted malts. When digging deep, that cherry note is so fresh and organic that any sort of harsh alcohol presence is immediately cast aside. Some banana is faint along with the overall breadiness that provides a nice foundation for the nose.

The first thing that hits the nose is a mix of the sweet, organic cherries found in the aroma and a bitter earthy hop note with a touch of alcohol. This mellows into a very smooth bready malt taste that gradually caresses the tongue until finishing with a subdued Belgian yeast note with some of the downplayed banana mentioned earlier. Carbonation is medium to low, though the high point of the mouthfeel is the gradual way in which the brew continually reveals itself, as opposed to the typically discrete tripartite view of "front, middle, finish". Overall, a very nice quad and a great go-to beer if you want something a little sweeter than St. Bernardus Abt 12 for a readily accessible quad.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 10:52:53 | More by Tomhet
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-06-2013 04:03:21 | More by AnitaBrewski
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MAJ85

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-05-2013 14:40:24 | More by MAJ85
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imperiallibations

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-05-2013 00:22:08 | More by imperiallibations
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-04-2013 23:40:31 | More by Larrydoherty
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markmcconv

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-04-2013 23:38:00 | More by markmcconv
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,826 ratings.