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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,906 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,906
Reviews: 1,886
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 189
Gots: 515 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Ratings: 4,906 | Reviews: 1,886 | Display Reviews Only:
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2011 21:11:53 | More by LIVEfreak2
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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2011 18:12:01 | More by Eriogonum
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-15-2011 12:54:16 | More by sailorastro
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Ralphs66

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-15-2011 09:55:55 | More by Ralphs66
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2011 01:33:39 | More by pirmannt1
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guillemiro

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2011 01:01:42 | More by guillemiro
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-15-2011 00:59:22 | More by alamode
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a deep hazy mahogany medicinal and phenolic on the nose with a touch of cherries. Underneath these scents is a touch of Belgian candies. Big foamy off white head. Very active.

Lacing is pretty superb.

More carbonation then expected. Huge full body. Some Belgian dark fruits dominate the middle of the pallet. Finishes with a big medicinal boozed presence. Some alcohol warmth on the swallow. A lot of dry malt on the tip of the tongue which gets cut off by the big herbal Belgian presence. Some cherry flavor is noticeable.

Alcohol presence is more pronounced as the beer warms as well as the spice.

Unfortunately im not finding anything too special about these beer. Very medicinal and the minor cherry addition doesn't do much for it. There's also a bit of cloying sweetness and spiciness after a while. tolerable, but its there. drinkable but id rather have something else.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 00:10:20 | More by jtierney89
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dpgolder

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2011 21:36:03 | More by dpgolder
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2011 21:31:49 | More by jophish17
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2011 16:58:31 | More by GrindFatherBob
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

12-14-2011 07:26:26 | More by HumphreyLee
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-14-2011 05:12:33 | More by PhineasGage
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-14-2011 04:52:27 | More by VaterRoss
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BrewHawkeye

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-14-2011 03:52:46 | More by BrewHawkeye
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mjtiernan

New York

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a DFH signature glass

A: Fairly slow pour results in a generous three finger head of pillowy foam. The beer is a ruddy brown...for comparison, it's lighter than your standard dubbel. The head dies down fairly quickly and leaves behind a nice cap w/lacing around the glass.

S: Cherries of course!...and a dose of fresh dark fruit and a wisp of vanilla. It really is the combo of the Belgian yeast and cherries that gives this beer its signature aroma and flavor.

T: Mmmm...more cherries. There is a pronounced phenolic presence from start to finish that keeps it dry. This, along with a slightly woody component are nice counterpoints to the sweet and tangy provided by the fruit and bready yeast and keeps it from crossing over the line into being syrupy.

M: Medium body, generous carb. Feels like your typical Belgian. Moderately dry throughout.

O: Another holiday staple in my household. This is a beer that I cherish sipping during the cold weather. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:45:11 | More by mjtiernan
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chimay chalice, color is ruby to amber, dense looking in a way, nice 1/2" thick head presents on the pour then dissipates to ring.

Smell is vinuous, with hints of fruity (cherry, fig) with a nice balanced ester note.

Taste is suprisingly clean for such strong beer, but still flavorful: mixture of malt quickly covered by the mild fruitiness of the cherry and fig type flavors; yeast and ester flavors are throughout with a very light breadiness.

Mouthfeel is excellent, for a beer that can be so powerful in flavor and strength it sits well on the tongue with a light carbonation.

Overall, a great beer, i have to admit i've only had a handful of quads but this is right up there for its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:32:51 | More by mvanaskie13
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DaveAndrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-13-2011 22:26:30 | More by DaveAndrew
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Anew

Washington

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-13-2011 19:33:54 | More by Anew
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Allurex

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-13-2011 01:16:00 | More by Allurex
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AwesomeLiz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-12-2011 20:38:20 | More by AwesomeLiz
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Keemohoppy

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-12-2011 16:26:59 | More by Keemohoppy
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-12-2011 16:26:03 | More by cantfindme
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richardflyr

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-12-2011 14:09:56 | More by richardflyr
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InfernalPotato

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-11-2011 23:33:11 | More by InfernalPotato
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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