Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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1.5/5 rDev -63.8%
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.
12-15-2011 00:10:20 | More by jtierney89
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
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!
12-14-2011 01:45:11 | More by mjtiernan
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
12-14-2011 01:32:51 | More by mvanaskie13
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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