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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
92
outstanding

4,894 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,894
Reviews: 1,885
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 187
Gots: 508 | 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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williamapike

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-23-2011 22:05:41 | More by williamapike
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2011 15:42:00 | More by mctizzz
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mrunseen

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-23-2011 05:06:24 | More by mrunseen
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Exiled

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.5%

11-23-2011 04:17:15 | More by Exiled
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hdelavega

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-23-2011 03:20:55 | More by hdelavega
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-23-2011 02:44:11 | More by beerman999999
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-22-2011 14:18:34 | More by touchmeimsac
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theaudist

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-22-2011 06:02:48 | More by theaudist
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-22-2011 01:31:33 | More by jackrodgers77
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 23:49:41 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-21-2011 23:16:32 | More by Beefytits4
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-21-2011 16:12:10 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-21-2011 15:18:43 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-21-2011 10:24:10 | More by corby112
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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-21-2011 05:09:01 | More by TicoCali
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cradke

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark Brown with deep plums and caramels when held to light. Light fine head the dissipates rather quickly. Some sediment.

Smell: Raisins, cranberry and other dark fruit. Mild alcohol, and full malt. Very little hop profile is evident.

Taste: Bitter, cherries and plum first with some malt notes. A lasting malt profile. Finishes with evolving sweetness from the cherries and dark notes.

Mouthfeel: Light and thin for a quad. Spreads quickly across the palate with light to medium carbonation.

Overall: A very different take on the Belgian quad. The cherries make for prominent fruit notes and a much more bitter taste. Not enough sweetness to balance out the bitter. Certainly not my favorite but a very interesting take on the quad.

Pouring type: Bottle into chalice.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 04:59:02 | More by cradke
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Krakistophales

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby color with some nice cherry colored head that disappears quickly but has lively carbonation

S: Lots of plum, cherry, other assorted dark fruits, some booze soaked cake sweetness.

T: Again, lots of plum and cherry up front, a switch to a malty sweetness in the middle, and a sort of metallic taste towards the end, but not unpleasant.

O: This one is pretty good, I'm quite surprised. I guess I should revisit ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 04:00:35 | More by Krakistophales
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

11-21-2011 03:22:06 | More by bigdipip
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kevo237

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-21-2011 02:20:13 | More by kevo237
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2011 23:14:23 | More by cfinch2
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jaguar1712

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2011 20:57:15 | More by jaguar1712
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2011 04:58:46 | More by Magery
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despond

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-20-2011 03:45:39 | More by despond
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2011 03:19:35 | More by DoctorB2B
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beerandcycling88

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter

A Pours a muddy brown color that is topped with a off white head.

S The is fruity and sweet with cherries, raisins and a hint of spicy clove.

T Very spicy clove notes with some tart cherry. Also a bit of an herbal note. The ABV is very well hidden.

M Full and smooth with a bit of a coating quality with a bit of a warming feeling as it goes down.

Overall this is an excellent American made quad that is well worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 02:06:36 | More by beerandcycling88
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,894 ratings.