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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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5,284 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,284
Reviews: 1,920
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 216
Gots: 685 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Photo of jbear68
3/5  rDev -27.5%

jbear68, Feb 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

herman77, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

brutalist, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark brown with a slightly red tinge. small off white head dissipates quickly
S: smells of cherries and general sweetness
T: Tart chery up front gives way to caramel sweetness and dark fruitiness but a shight cherry presence remains the entire drink. Slighty sour cherry on the swallow and aftertaste with a caramel sweetness as well
M: very soft carbonation points to bottle conditioning and the beer sits nicely on the palate without feeling overly heavy or watery
O: A very good beer and it's amazing how well the kriek comes through with only being 2% of the blend. I'd like to see how this beer changes after a couple years.

SHODriver, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of sneth019
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

sneth019, Feb 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

Jaybirdsbeer, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

thefizzo, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

robbydb85, Feb 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SHCC, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head and not much lacing on a cloudy amber with yellow hues body. Sweet and maple syrup like smell with dark fruit notes. Initially this one is very boozy and bitter but it mellows out some. Still too boozy. Takes away from the dried fruit glavor in the background. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall just too much alcohol taste.

kylehay2004, Feb 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Mudawg, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jlove5, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

chasesitten, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Satan70, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into snifter. Bottled on 8-2-11 best by 8-2016.

A: Pours a deep ruby color. 1 finger off white head. Lots of visible carbonation and looks like I poured some yeast in too. Head remains an 1/8" until the end.

S: Lots of cherry upfront. Smell of alcohol. Hints of oak wood and other dark fruits. Seem to be able to taste the smell.

T: Strong cherry up front, balanced by belgian yeast. Notes of oak wood in the middle. Carmel/molasses malt finish. Not a big fan of cherries so the best part for me is the aftertaste.

M: Fairly light on the palette. Pretty high carbonation. Smooth and drinkable. Doesn't leave any sticky resins on the palette.

Overall a damn good beer. Not a big cherry fan or I would have rated this a little higher.

CloudStrife, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

djcira, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

baroncalrissian, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

MikeD1687, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of greencovesteve
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy brown with a red tint, pieces of fruit visible and recirculated by the carbonation. Thin tan head.

S: Fruit forward with a strong cherry leading the way. Picking up banana and spice notes also. Alcohol undertones tickle the nose.

T: dull fruit sweetness, banana pronounced. The creamy malts flow well into the balanced fruit flavors.

M: steady warming with a direct bitter end. Nice late winter feel.

O: one of the best quads you'll find. A fruity high grav Belgian that is smooth enough at the start for your girlfriend and bitter enough at the end for your mother-in-law.

greencovesteve, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

EvanWilliams, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Jesse14, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

rwill2001, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a nice mahogany dark cherry body with a thin white head that quickly fades.

S: This has a very nice strong cherry sweetness with a strong amount alocohol.

T: This has a nice quad taste with a good amount of cherries. The beer lingers and has a nice malty tea smell.

M: the mouthfeel is pretty crisp on the back of the mouth and tongue.

O: this beer is great. This is one of the best quads I have ever had. It just has so much flavor and looks amazing.

gtermi, Feb 18, 2012
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 5,284 ratings.