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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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5,465 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,465
Reviews: 1,940
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 239
Gots: 775 | FT: 17
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,465 ratings.