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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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5,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,133
Reviews: 1,909
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 209
Gots: 624 | 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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Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.

A: Ruby red. See through. Fizzy head that recedes to nothing after a short time.

S: Fruity. Cherry, maybe pear.

T: Lots of malt with fruitiness. Cherry, pear. Bitter on the back end. Lots of alcohol heat.

O: My nostrils picked up a lot of alcohol heat. It was not hidden well at all. This really seemed to be an unbalanced mess. I drain poured it.

WAbeerfiend, Today at 06:50 AM
Photo of higherbrow
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

This is exactly what I am looking for from a Belgian Quad, and is one of my favorites from outside the Trappist ales. Spicy and savory, the 750 ML bottle goes down smooth. The sweetness of the cherries really shines through, and the rich mouthfeel leaves me satisfied every time I spring for a bottle. A bit on the pricey side, as I shelled out $9.50 for the bottle, and the bar I know of with this bad boy on tap charges $6.50 for an eight ounce glass, it's worth springing for when I'm looking for an excellent brew.

higherbrow, Today at 04:33 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

andrewdanks, Today at 03:50 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

Damorneau, Today at 01:47 AM
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 mL corked and caged bottle with a packaged on date of 1/14/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - dark copper color, gorgeous display of carbonation bubbles rising to form a khaki head! Lacing is decent.
Smell - cherries and other dark fruits, along with some sweet bread and a touch of booze.
Taste - incredibly flavorful; the cherries stand out! A malty sweetness helps shield the ABV and makes this extremely easy drinking!
Feel - high carbonation in the feel, matched with a pleasant bitterness. The finish is smooth and a touch creamy!
Overall - I believe this is my new favorite Quad! Definitely an Americanized Quad, but the complexity of this brew makes it stand out and it is downright tasty!

DenverHopHead, Yesterday at 07:59 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

ryfree, Saturday at 05:02 PM
Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

This is a tasty quad. Right away I got a bananaesque aromas from the bottle. Malty noise with dark fruits in the glass. Looks like a typical quad. The taste is dark fruit, malts, and cherry in the background. This is overall a great beer. Not a Rochefort 10 (my personal favorite quad) but well worth a try.

Bradley_BizKutZ, Saturday at 02:09 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Exeter, Saturday at 11:24 AM
Photo of Ianyourbrother
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark reddish brown with a strong head that slowly fades into a nice rorshack-esque lacing.
S: Sweet dark fruits and cherries with a bit of boozyness.
T: The first taste is that of a sweet cheeries and dark fruits. Their is a bit of sweetness from the malts and bitterness as well. Not overly complex, but a good balance of flavors.
M: Good heavy body to the beer.
O: A very good beer, nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with a full bodied mouth feel.

Ianyourbrother, Saturday at 02:58 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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