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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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5,722 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,722
Reviews: 2,000
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,025 | FT: 19
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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

2011 25.4 Oz Bottle, cork in cage, poured into a brandy snifter

A - A wonderful deep copper color. only small amounts of light coming through the beer

S - Great traditional Quad smell. A nice bled of sweetness and booze, with the malt sweetness in the forefront. Just the right amount of booziness for my nose.

T - This is what I want my quads to taste like. slightly sweet, with notes of mild winter spices and smoke. Has a boozy finish, but one which is just right for a Quad. I often find quads too boozy, such as I prefer the Westy 8 to the 12, and this booze taste feels just right. I would give the taste a five, but I would like some more complexity to the flavor such as those found in Westvleteren 12, Rochefort 10, and St. Bernardos 12.

Feel - smooth and lightly carbonated. The blending in the the Kriek seems to make it extra smooth.

O - Fantastic beer. I was skeptical to buy it at first because of the blend, but the Kriek seems to be only a slight addition of it, and it truly does balance the beer out; it mellows out the booziness of the beer that can sometimes mask the complexity that quads should (and mostly do) have. If you see this beer, pick it up. Even if you don't usually like the style, this one might surprise you.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle labeled 2012 to a pint glass.

A-Looks exactly like a Belgian Quad which I have always been partial too. Deep ambers and rubys swirl together under a massive head that has a delicious chocolate tint.

S- Again smells almost identical to a Trappist Belgain quad with very deep dark fruits that are complimented nicely by the alcoholic undertones. The malts are present throughout all the nose and are consistently appreciated.

M-Not as creamy as I would have liked. That is not necessarily a characteristic of Quad's, it is simply a personal preference.

T-Very nice American Quad. The fruits shine through first and foremost with a different note on every sip. Cherry is very apparent, but the more I drank the more the citrus became noticeable. The malts are a touch too smokey for me that leave just a bit too harsh of an aftertaste, but over all very nice.

O-One of the best American Quad's I have had. Not quite up to Belgian standards, but hardly anything is. A very complex taste that deserves a seasoned palate to appreciate.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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