Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured unto a tulip, why because I felt like it; plus it came with the beer (Ommegang signature tulip).
Smell: Absolute aroma...fruits, dark ones. Berries, sligfht banana, and malts.
Appearance: Dark semi-cloudy amber, head is a light orange bubbly but not thick roughly 1/2"
Taste: Not too bitter, light yeast and almost like a hoppy sweet. Very smooth and evident in alcohol.
Mouth: Light-medium carbonation, perfect balance that just compliments the taste.
Overall: Incredibly well crafted beer which gets better and better as you get towards the end of the glass. It is hard to rate this beer but not hard to love it. I truly hope you all enjoy...Salud!
01-13-2012 05:46:30 | More by BlurryVisi0n
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
12 oz bottle was poured into a Stella glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. A nice reddish brown color with little clarity and some signs of carbonation coming up the side of the glass.
Smell: Super dark fruits and booze on the nose. Figs, plums, dates, raisins, cherries, bananas, caramel and bready malts. This stuff smells awesome.
Taste: Fruity flavors are all blended together nicely and alcohol booziness is in the back of the sip.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little dry, and the alcohol is noticeable.
Overall: This beer is a good quad. I know there are others that are better, but this one is easily accessible and happy with me. I love the fact that the beer can warm up and still taste delicious and the aromas and flavors stand out more than when this review was originally started.
01-13-2012 05:25:27 | More by Flounder57
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Hard to believe that after close to 650 beers I haven't tried this one, but here it goes. Pours a cloudy ruby red color, nice thick head.. looks great in the glass. Estery smell with some dark fruit aromas. Taste is medium bodied and super complex. It takes a couple of sips and some real patience to even dissect them all. Prunes, grapes, chocolate, coffee, cherry.. all blended together in a hearty tasty brew. Finishes super smooth a tinge of alcohol. A great sipping and night cap beer, will definitely try it again in the future, worthy getting for sure.
01-10-2012 02:07:32 | More by oriolesfan4
4.6/5 rDev +11.1%
This is the beer that originally attracted me to good beer.
A - Darkish brown brew that has an opaque character representative of the style. About a half inch of khaki head that lasts throughout the session and produces a nice lace profile. Some sediment is seen floating near the bottom of the chalice indicative of Belgian yeast strains.
S - As expected for a Quad, negligible hop contribution/bitterness. The sweetness of darker fruits is the dominant element here. Some licorice, caramel, and hints of cinnamon are present.
T - Foreshadowed by the aroma, dark fruit represents most of the flavor. Plum, red pear, raisin, fig, and some faint grape make up this niche. Some hop bitterness is present, but barely noticeable.
M - The blatant pioneers of this beer (dark fruits) are what linger in the aftertaste. Complex Belgian yeasts fill in any gaps to make this a truly full-bodied beer. Some sweet malt character presents itself here as well.
O - Despite not being made in Belgium, this beer represents the accuracy and precision with which Ommegang produces tasty Belgian-style ales. Three Philosophers is better than many Belgian quads despite being US-made and it is definitely my favorite American quad.
01-08-2012 23:04:23 | More by BeerMaverick
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,013 ratings.