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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,163 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,163
Reviews: 1,912
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 210
Gots: 636 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

neckbracesub, Mar 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

George2744, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

demgoth, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of monique
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yummy yummy yummy

Though the pour from the glass and the smell not is something to write about the taste and overall diamention of this beer is.

The taste was pleasant and pairs well with both meat & fish.

Compaired to other whites, it left a wonderful after taste that makes you want more. The Belgians really know their beer!

monique, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Mr_Alphabet, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

PhillyBrownEyes, Mar 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Victor, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Dweedlebug, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

rebrhrt88, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Sailracer, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Haffigwan, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BigEasyBeerfan, Mar 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

CSFerrier, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Fishbone, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

shebby, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

illini4x4, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip. The beer looks beautiful! It is clear and dark reddish-amber in color with a huge chunky off-white head that has excellent retention. The nose is fruit-forward and gives notes of toast, cherries, apples, and grapes.

The beer is medium bodied, highly carbonated, and very drinkable. The first taste is sweet cherries and some rich, malty notes (like shortbread cookies). At mid-palate, the cherries get tart and the beer takes on a wonderfully appetizing, wine-like acidity all the way to the finish. Despite the nearly 10% abv, there isn't even a trace of alcohol in the flavor.

This is one unique beer. I have never had anything quite like it. It seems to combine the complex maltiness of a quad with the tangy acidity of a kriek. Lots of the maltiness is lost, but it is still delicious. I will keep a couple bottles for a while and see how it ages. My only gripe with this stuff is the price. It must be a difficult beer to make.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

dspencer714, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

awholtzapple, Mar 20, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Sweet cherry and ripe grape. Minimal pepper and clove. As it warms I get some of the alcohol sweetness I smell in sherry.

A- Deep red tones, almost like a burgundy. Thin yellowish head. Good lacing in the glass.

F- Complex to say the least. Upfront there's a grape and wine-like flavor. Also some mild pepper and perhaps a little clove. No perceptible bitterness. The fruit sweetness is really present, but not totally dominant, such as you see in the Lindeman's Kriek. The malty base beer is here as well. The finish does have a touch of warming alcohol, but no harshness is present.

M- Bright high carbonation. Very full body, but not cloying.

O- A fun beer to experience. A sipping after dinner beer. This could really sneak up on you otherwise. I like having one every once in a while. Certainly a beer that expands horizons.

onewetpaw, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

JustinMatthew, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

thekrouse, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

RepMichigan, Mar 19, 2012
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,163 ratings.