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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Ratings: 5,503
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 242
Gots: 810 | FT: 17
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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4.98/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nose of cherries right up front with bananas, toffee, clove, cinnamon and some yeasty characteristics. There's also some dark and dried fruits i.e. plums, currants, raisins and some walnuts buried in there too. The taste is malty toffee and caramel and strong cherries, almost a chocolate covered
cherry flavor. There are notes of tart cherry, raisins, grape, clove, cinnamon, hints of ginger. Some threads of banana bread. There's a lot going on here. I don't know why I never tried this in the past. This is a fantastic Belgian-style ale. Its a blend of a Quadrupel and a classic Kriek. I'm getting some more in the future for sure, especially for only $6.49.

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

12oz bottle poured into my Westy chalice. Murky caramel brown color with a thin, frothy head to it. Nice head retention to it as I drank it.

I get some cherry, raisin and a little grape to the aroma. The Belgian yeast gives it some earthy spice notes. It's got a great mix of lighter, crisp fruits and darker, sweeter fruits. The yeast spice brings it all together, and it comes together pretty perfectly.

The taste shows a little more of the lighter, crisp fruits up front with notes of grape and apple. The finish is where the darker fruits and malty flavors come out with some really good notes of cherry and caramel linger into the finish. The yeast spice is there throughout, but doesn't dominate. Again, the flavors really come together well.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and silky smooth. Carbonation is a little above average. Overall, it's a great version of the style. It's got a great range of flavors and they come together perfectly. Very drinkable and flavorful and a classic version of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle (2012 vintage) into a snifter-style glass

A: caramel color with one-finger light tan head. Some lacing.

S: cherry, raisin and caramel tones

T: cherries, caramel, sweet tones in the aftertaste. Perfectly balanced, and hides the alcohol well. Got event better as it warmed to room temperature.

M: great texture, good carbonation

O: Awesome, awesome beer. Savored and enjoyed every sip.

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12 oz bottle poured into a snifter
2011 vintage

A- Pours murky dark orange/brown with a one finger of a quickly dissipating head. Impressive alcohol legs.

S- A slight bitterness. A bunch of dark fruits and a bouquet of caramel notes. Some spiciness, some fruity esters. A touch of alcohol.

T- A nice touch of dark fruit flavors in this beer. There is a lot of figs and raisins. There a spicy rum like flavor that really enhances this beer. There is a complex and big variety of caramel and toffee notes. A fruity spiciness. caramel apples, fresh bread. Awesome stuff.

M- This is a big beer but drinks really well. It has high carbonation. It has a huge and silky smooth feel. Alcohol is well hidden but I can certainly feel it.

O- A great american take on a quad. The best version from over here I have had yet.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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