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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

5,593 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,593
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 256
Gots: 900 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: This beer is a dark, cherry hue with a thick head at the pour. The head thins out to a little thicker than a collar and stays with the beer until the bottom of the glass were it pools. Lacing sticks well to the glass and there is a moderate amount after the beer has been finished.

Smell: Strong smell of cherry and raisins with some spice kicking to your nostrils. A prominent and aggressive odor that is pleasing. The beer is here ladies and gentleman. Sweet malts and a little grape linger. The hops are not present or perhaps hidden by the spice.

Taste: Like all the other reviews on BeerAdvocate I would agree that the taste is similar to the smell only slightly missing the mark leading to disappointment. Yes the cherry is there but its drowned out by the pomegranate and is deceptively sour and acidic. Its not unpleasant, its more like it promised more from the smell and then didn't deliver. I also disagree with the other reviews about it being somewhat sweet from the malts, it should have been sweeter to round out the sourness.

Moutfeel: Medium-heavy side of a beer. Carbonation is present but it feels like drinking a glass of wine more than a beer. Hell of a kick too (9.8) either that or its because I'm a lightweight.

Overall: This is a enjoyable if you have time to sip it and can drink it with someone else. Treat it like you would treat a glass of wine. I was disappointed ultimately by the taste especially in respects to the smell.

Serving type: Bottle

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I do like wild and complex beers. This one meets that description. I thought the alcohol presence made itself a tad too apparent, but not enough to rate this as anything less than an exceptional beer all around. A beer taste treat no matter how you approach this one.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,593 ratings.