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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
93
outstanding

5,392 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,392
Reviews: 1,932
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 231
Gots: 738 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Neog, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

FrankK, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of jeremy13586
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to an Ommegang glass. 1/24/2012 bottle date.

A dark, muddy brown color, with some amber and ruby that pokes through when held up to the light. Poured about a finger of khaki colored head and then dissipated in to a nice later of foam on top of the beer.

The burn of alcohol is very apparent, but then notes of dark fruit and cherries come out. Mainly the booze and cherries, though.

The booziness mellows out while drinking. Fruitiness of tart cherries, raisins, and prunes. Fairly malty-sweet but not in an unpleasant way. Lingering bitterness at the end that finishes clean.

Medium-heavy body with a creamy amount of carbonation. very smooth and all flavors finish very clean.

Very drinkable and the taste of the alcohol is subdued just enough so you know you're drinking something high, but it doesn't taste like straight ethanol. All of the flavors have their place. Delightful.

jeremy13586, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

st9647v3, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

DavidWalker, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of JohnTerrizzi
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: bottle poured into a clear glass beer mug.

Appearance: a turbid mucky brown. some debris suspended in the beer. some carbonation. fast dissipating light head. no lacing.

Smell: fruity almost cidery.

Taste: fruity sour belgiany spiciness. similar to a trappist ale.

Mouthfeel: a little prickle on the tip of the tongue. medium bodied.

Overall: great beer. closely resembles the trappist beers. delicious.

JohnTerrizzi, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

atone315, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

slugfresh, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

joesc230, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

IheartTomorrow, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

setexascustoms, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bsurfer9352, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

brez8791, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

fullmetal1381, Apr 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

njport, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

whatname, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

jdougherty, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

HarmonMW, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of jmarklan
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark amber/mahogany color. Moderate head and nice lacing.

Smells like warming, peppery alcohol, malty and fruity.

Very well balanced and complex. Sweet, bread like malt, caramel and maybe vanilla, very fruity throughout. Cherry asserts itself very well towards the end and is very pronounced, adding some sourness. The alcohol blends in well but is still noticeable as it adds a very warming effect and some spice.

Medium body, smooth, a bit sticky and dry from the cherries.

Overall: I didn't know what to expect since i've never had a quad before. This was delicious; i'll have to poke around the style a bit more.

jmarklan, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

smi, Apr 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

cashmier, Apr 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

cclark67789, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

justiceavocado, Apr 16, 2012
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,392 ratings.