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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,835 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,835
Reviews: 1,885
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 176
Gots: 486 | FT: 14
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dubble brown body with a soft micro bubbled layer ontop. reddish tints like a Flemish sour.

S - Flanders red notes, red and dry, sour and tart kriek bouquet. Slight syrup and malt scents. Faintly acidic, sweet and well balanced nose.

T - Warming and slightly bitter at first, with a dash of hops and malt. Muted cherry twang with a little champagne dryness. The cherry smell is stronger than the cherry flavor here. The middle and end bring an alcohol bite.

M - Full bodied, sturdy and numbing carbonation, dry and warming alcohol. Clean, effervescent finish.

O - Warming, strong quad with a hint of cherry. Im a fan of quads, krieks and sours so I liked this addition.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 01:11:53 | More by BeerForMuscle
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle poured into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass

Appearance: Pours a rich murky raisin flesh color with a tan, bubbly and lively 1/2" head that diminished to a thin ring after about a minute or so of sitting. Lacing, with a cascade of tiny formed bubbles, clung tightly to the sides as the glass is tilted.

Smell: Belgian yeast hits the nose right away, followed by mild booziness with sweet apple cider, cherry, and spicy undertones.

Taste: Belgian yeast finds its way up front first followed by sweet plums, malty spice, raisins, mild cherry tartness, finishing with just the right amount of alcohol warmth for the style. Flavors are more pronounced as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Thick, but lively as it rolls across the tongue. Perfect carbonation that lends to the creamy, but boozy texture.

Overall: A complex and unique beer for sure. This is a slow sipper to be enjoyed over an extended period of time. I had no problem finishing the bottle with two separate glass pours. Ommegang hasn't disappointed me yet. I really enjoyed the Kriek style.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:42:38 | More by cmq103
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RickS95

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks amazing in the chalice I'm using. It's a rich, cloudy brown with a thick khaki head. The retention is above average, but as it dissipates, there's no lacing. Makes no difference, it looks majestic.

Again, there's a richness to this beer. Spices are prevalent in the nose, as well as some toffee notes and the sweet fruits from the kriek.

While the taste isn't bad, it's a bit disappointing as the flavors don't shine through over the power of the high ABV. Mostly, I can only detect some cloves and alcohol in the taste.

The alcohol is just a bit too strong for this to score higher in the mouth. The heat from the ABV is ever present and overpowers everything else. There's slight sweetness, but the finish is both hot and ever so slightly tart and dry.

I had high hopes for this beer, but it didn't really deliver. The alcohol needs to be toned down a bit so the cherry plays more of a factor.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:34:02 | More by RickS95
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scottfrie

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Portsmouth tulip. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours a deep woody-redish color with a huge, dense and oily dark tan head that took forever to fade into a thick fuzzy film that left some decent patches of lacing down the glass.
S: Sweet and spicy notes of dark fruits, green apples, red pears, cardamom, Belgian yeast and the cherry kriek it’s blended with. It’s lightly tart smelling, and just a tad musty.
T: Follows the nose with a complex blend of fruits, Belgian style spices, and tart cherry skins. I definitely get flavors of plums and rich buttery toffee. The finish is herbal and a bit syrupy.
M: Very airy and fluffy carbonation over a medium-thick body create a full yet soft mouthfeel. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish, but it’s not all that warm or distracting.
O: A very enjoyable and unique version of the style with the addition of the kriek. It wasn’t as bold or complex as the greatest of the quads, but I loved drinking this nonetheless. This would age nicely, and I may have to re-review after I sit on a bottle for a couple years. I bet the alcohol would become more integrated and the flavors would become deeper.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 01:55:20 | More by scottfrie
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I already know that I'm a fan of this beer and this is the first Quad I ever had.

Appearance-Murky brown with a 3 finger french vanilla ice cream head. Small tight bubbles that slowly reduces to a thin film atop the swamp.

Smell-Sweet, but not overly sweet. Dark fruits with some sourness. Black Pepper. Whats great about the aroma is that it's not overbearing, just very inviting.

Taste-Tart cherries up front. Sweet malts along with some pepper. Towards the end you still get some cherries along with the other dark fruits and some nice spices from the yeast. The sour cherries definitely adds an extra element I really enjoy.

Mouthfeel-Creamy, light booze. Medium bodied with lower carbonation that I prefer.

Overall-I prefer this over St. Bernardus. The light tartness adds that extra ummmphhh that I like. The lower carbonation level really lets the flavors shine as well. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 01:43:13 | More by SWMeyer4141
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shand

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a chalice. 2008 vintage.

Boom! Uncorking this bottle, the cork absolutely flew all the way across my apartment. There was no gushing though, guess the yeast has done plenty of munching over the past four years. This brew pours a hazy deep ruby color with a modest head that quickly drops down to a ring around the edge of the glass. The aroma is big on sweet and dark fruits, and not too much else.

The taste is excellent, this bottle progressed very well. The sweet fruit flavors, especially cherry, are still dominant, but lacking their sharp edge. The dark fruits and chocolate get their chance to shine on the finish. There's a nice backing provided by the yeast. The alcohol sometimes present in fresher bottles has now completely mellowed, this is now a super-easy drinker. The mouthfeel is solid, it's lightly carbonated and goes down very smoothly. The drinkability? Off-the-charts. This brew just goes down so easily, any hint of alcohol this beer presented is completely gone, making this one very dangerous. Overall, I'm very happy with this beer. It's just straight-up delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 01:22:29 | More by shand
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giblet

Ohio

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

pretty darn good. poured with a very strong head but almost too much. excellent carbonation. good lacing down the glass. smell is fruity with a scent of alcohol. taste was good but a bit strong and could taste the alcohol. nice finish to a strong beer. this would be an excellent winter by the fire beer.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 11:18:47 | More by giblet
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Kuromaru

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance--Pours an opaque, lightish tawny/ caramel with a full, creamy two-finger head. Very complex in appearance, with an array of colors presenting themselves in the light. Retention wasn't fantastic, but otherwise very, very nice to look at.

Smell--Sweet bread with notes of cherry, fig, apricot and toffee up front, followed by spice and lightly zesty citrus. Alcohol presence detected at the end. Nice, delicately complex in the nose.

Mouthfeel--It's pretty important to let this beer warm up. While still chilled, the alcohol presence seems to jump out a bit more, and the finish is stickier. However, as the beer warms, it becomes very pleasantly creamy, working better with the warming alcohol. Pretty full-bodied.

Taste--Toasty sweetness. Cherries, plum, alcohol, lightly bitter chocolately malts, some spice and distant orange zest. Delicately complex balance. Sweetness up front, followed by alcohol and finishes with some spice. Even warmed up, alcohol presence is distinct.

Overall--Kind of surprising alcohol presence, considering the strength of the other flavors. Even when warmed up and creamy, alcohol presence is strong. I was a bit dubious about the presence of cherries here at first, but it is not at all dominant, and adds very nicely to this beer's complexity.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 13:08:39 | More by Kuromaru
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BeforeNoon

Washington

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

2010 12oz. bottle poured into Smuttynose tulip

A: Poured a dark amber with 2 finger off white head.

S: Sour cherries, warm alcohol, dried fruit

T: Slight caramel sweetness at the front rounded off by sour fruit sweetness towards the back. Also hints of black pepper.

M: Medium/high carbonation, full bodied with slight hop bitterness on the finish.

O: Well balanced malt sweetness with sour finish. Alcohol is never overpowering, but evident. Very great Quad.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 20:34:05 | More by BeforeNoon
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Beerenauslese

California

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is a 2010 vintage and has aged in my cellar a year. 12 oz. bottle.

Body is a translucent reddish brown. Poured to a half inch head in a Gouden Carolus chalice, the head is at first lumpy with big bubbles, but then settles down to a thin, but creamy foam head, leaving little curtains of lace. Eventually settles to a ring.

Smells of dark malt--sort of old aleish, muted spice, a bit of cola, and dark cherries.

I believe this beer is a little sweeter when fresh. Aged, it has mellowed in sweetness a bit, and has become drier. Both the quad and the kriek profiles are amply evident. First taste is sweet cola and dark fruit, with the swallow, there comes a wave of cherry which lingers into the long dry finish. The roasted malt gives this a dry taste sensation, amplified by cellaring. There is a metallic cola taste in the finish as is often present in quads. As it warms, the fruit flavor intensifies.

Body is medium and the carbonation is sufficient to give this a slightly creamy mouthfeel. There is a bit of prickly sensation on the tongue which also spices up the experience.

Overall, a good beer. Alcohol is well masked by the complexity of flavors. This has benefited a bit from aging. Of course, Ommegang knows that as they have cave aged this beer. Could age this longer before cracking it open.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 04:49:53 | More by Beerenauslese
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DabblinWiscCraft

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was initially reviewed on 7/15/11 in Bad Genie Lounge in Milwaukee--the bottle is dated 2011.

Pours a foggy, semi-translucent burnt sienna. Held to the light, it's a nice plum color. Begins with a decent 3/4 inch head that falls to a resilient lace that clings well. It has a cherry-forward nose--with additional notes of yeasty wheat and caramel malts--but it seems a fairly muted bouquet, overall. The taste is cherry right out of the gates, hitting the front of the tongue with a reserved yet potent sweetness. From here, the flavor meanders around the palate with a nice toasted malt sweetness and an ever-so-subtle sourness that reveals wonderful balance and craftsmanship. The feel is medium-bodied, creamy, effervescent, slightly syrupy, and very well balanced.

This beer is quite impressive: It has a balance, feel, and flavor that are very engaging and, almost contradictorily, very comfortable. I can't imagine a way they could have brewed this quad differently that would have improved the final taste. I think that's one of the marks of a really great beer, which this certainly is. It should not be missed.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 03:45:47 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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Mypintishalffull

New York

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So looking forward to this one. Was built up for me by friends and hype. Here we go. Poured with a crazy cream head like a cappuccino. Smelled like raisins. And rum. And fruit. Plums and cinnamon. Spices. Almost tasted like a fruitcake or raisin toast. Unreal and sublime. Wow, what a delicacy.

THREE PHILOSOPHERS HAS MADE ME A BELIEVER

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 22:17:29 | More by Mypintishalffull
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mulder1010

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last bottle in my Denver cellar. 2010 vintage. Aged over a year now.
750 corked and caged, poured into a wine glass.

A-- Poured a deep, dark ruby color. Got a massive head that slowly died down to film. Left spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. not much head retention on swirling.

S-- Candied black cherry mixed in with some bread. Cherry fruitcake might be a good description on this. Slightly syrupy quality in the nose, still quite nice though.

T-- Black cherry. Not candied at all. really sort of thin in a way. lacking the bread quality that it needs.

M-- Get a slight amount of bread in the mouth but this is about cherry and more cherry. Starts as black cherry and changes to red ruby sweet cherry with small bit of sourness. Not that it is infected or anything like that. Finishes as sweet cherry. Has a bit of an alcohol burn to finish but the cherry sweetness does hide it a bit.

O-- to me this is still the bar standard for US Quads. Like the addition of cherry to this, as it adds a fruity dimension to this. Thin taste besides cherries but the mouth does pick up the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 08:11:56 | More by mulder1010
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tbern007

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Says on the bottle: 98% ale and 2% ale with cherries.
Pours a very thick head that lasts a long time. Very good lacing. Dark ruby color. Very nice to look at.
Scent is of light cherry and yeast, malt.
Tastes a tad bit sweet but not too much, mild cherry, yeasty, very nice.
Good balance, good carbonation, refreshes. ABV there but alchohol flavor not noticeable. Very good, I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 03:24:27 | More by tbern007
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weller1js

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a bold reddish brown, light on carbonation but very cloudy with significant yeast sediment suspended throughout, offwhite finger-thick foam dissipates into moderate ring of foamly lacing; yeast begins to settle at a moderate pace.

smell: light yet complex, elements of dark fruit, floral hops, and velvety with notes of yeast as well.

taste: begins mellow, with notes of malts and yeast building quickly into the tastes of cherry and fruit, which is accented by the character of the hops; finishes with a tangy bitterness with a light yeast lingering; it is also worth noticing that even at 9.8% abv, the taste of the alcohol is not particularly strong.

overall: a very mellow Belgian-style quadrupel, well developed in all aspects, well balanced and not overbearing, high abv without the punch of the taste, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 00:27:58 | More by weller1js
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harrymel

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2010

A: pours a chocolate leather ale with two fingers of graham head which falls to a thick quilt in a couple minutes. The quilt dies down to a thin, broken sheet in a few more minutes. Where light can shine, clarity is excellent and reveals a nice caramel ale. Scantly spotty lacing.

S: Yeast is up front here and and maintains throughout as the baseline. There are some earthy hops and hints of candy sugar, but really seems one dimensional from this aspect. some hints of pear juice.

T: Yeast and pear juice. Some faint metallic flavors. The yeast is a little more subdued here but thrives once again in the finish. The alcohol here is well presented and only hints at it's presence. I keep going back to the pear flavor, it's interesting.

M: Thin with high carb. Slightly satiating finish.

O: I think this is just average for a quad, honestly there's nothing here.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 11:19:01 | More by harrymel
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Stella Tulip.

A - Pours a deep Amber with a Red hue. The head is off White and retains well.

S - Disapointing, metallic but not much else.

T - Big flavours up front, that prepare you for a big entrance statement of dark fruits, a little brown sugar that end with really nice lingering boiled cherry flavour.

M - Full and oily with medium carbonation.

O - The noise is disappointing, but the flavour is excellent and will not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 16:05:12 | More by eric5bellies
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cindiwindi1025

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have been so excited all day to finally have this beer, even though it was very expensive this has been on my MUST TRY list for awhile and was highly recommended to me by two friends who love good beers.

A - dark raisin in color, good fizzy head that fades quick, bubbly like champagne in the glass

S - not as sweet on the nose as I had anticipated, has a sweet undertone with light spice and malt

T - This is seriously the best beer I have ever had. It tastes like figs, banana bread, caramel, cherries, yeast...there is very slight orange in the aftertaste, mixed in with all of the subtle sweetness. This tastes like a beer you want to chew. Pure heaven.

M - Smooth smooth....carbonation is medium to high in the glass, but it really is so smooth feeling. it feels like it coated my mouth with goodness that is lasting for a very long time....(hope forever!). there is absolutely no burn of alcohol in the feel at all.

O - Best beer I have ever had. There is no way that anyone could NOT love this beer. I wish it was more affordable because I would make it my one and only. Made it 4.5 overall just because of the price factor.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 02:40:29 | More by cindiwindi1025
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renegadeburger

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

so excited to try this beer after hearing so many great things, paid a lot for it at my local bottle shop but heard its worth it so lets give it a shot

poured with crazy mousse head it looked like foam popping out of the goblet the foam had some brown specks in it looked like yeast to me

smelled like brown sugar and spices but wait i also smell some pepper and yeast in there too

wow intense taste! outstanding heavy dark rich syrup but acidic as well there is a complexity here that is outstanding really love what they have going on here this is the best heavy dark belgian beer i have had i think

silky mouthfeel a bit full bodied and heavy but nice carbonation helps to balance that out

overall really wicked oustanding beer i need to keep one of these all times as a special treat when i want to reward myself for good beer

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 00:38:09 | More by renegadeburger
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 7/1/11, the bottle is labeled 2007.

A - Pours a dark caramel brown with hints of red when held up to the light. There was about 3 fingers of off-white foam that receded very slowly and leaving some decent lacing
S - Aroma is a big malty sweetness, hints of cherry still around, some caramel and brown sugar, it has a somewhat sickeningly sweet aroma at first but i'm starting to like it alot
T - Wow, i'm surprised how much the cherries come through on this one, the overly malty sweetness i picked up in the nose isn't there at all and its a very drinkable and has a really nice flavor. cherries, brown sugar, some belgian spices, it all blends together nicely
M - lighter bodied than expected, good amount of carbonation leaving a bit of tingle in my mouth
D - This is very enjoyable and the almost 10% abv is not noticable at all. Not sure what the 4 years of cellaring has done to this one, so I think its time to get a fresh version and compare.
4/4/4.5/4/4.5

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 03:32:28 | More by mikereaser
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep burgundy color with dark red hues throughout, poured out of a very cool bottle. Nice light khaki head on top with decent lacing down the glass. Boozy cherries in the nose, caramel notes and vanilla. Mocha notes shine through as well, making this a complex and awesome aromatic beer.

A bourbon-like booze taste is what I get heavily out of the first sip. Dark malts shine through as well, mixed with dried fruits and fresh cherries. Its sweet, but so pleasant that it doesn't even register as sweet at first, just delicious and pleasant. It isn't cloyingly sweet at all, which is why the taste succeeds so well. The booziness isn't overwhelming at any point, even after warming, but is definitely present and accounted for. It slowly warms the body. The carbonation level is moderate to high, and fizzier more than smooth, but still the smoothness doesn't lack. It leaves a slight syrupy deposit in the back of the mouth, which can be distracting at times. Finishes like a dry wine, and leaves an almost wine-like aftertaste especially considering the booziness.

In the 2nd half of the bottle, there is more sediment floating around and an overall fuller taste. The higher carbonation is actually smoothed out really nicely. Still the same beer with the same characteristics, but the booziness is less noticeable and the tastes all seem a little more full-bodied and in your face. Interesting to see the effects of more of that Belgian style yeast in a pour.

Overall, this is a really good beer, and I'm glad to have picked it up. I bet this would only improve and mature if cellared, but its pretty darn good either way. I will undoubtedly pick this up again, especially at a decent price tag.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 04:28:27 | More by chodinheaven
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color with some red highlights. The head was a bit foamy at first but settles quickly. The smell of the beer was lightly acidic but had a sweet fruity quality too. The the taste was a little tart upfront but then shifted into a yeasty dark fruit sweetness. The mouthfeel was decent and and drinkable. Overall I would drink it again, especially now that it comes in 12oz. bottles.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 23:13:14 | More by Knapp85
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Champagne bottle poured into a Duvel glass. Purchased winter 2009, so aged about 18 months in my basement.

Pours a crimson red with thick creamy white foam that settles out. Malty plummy smell, some cherry. notes. Taste opens with hint of sour cherry, then evolves into a belgian yeasty taste. Ends sweet. Good carbonation. Tasty belgian, complex and fruity. Good use of cherries - in there, but not overt.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 21:06:10 | More by KTCamm
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011. Poured gently as to not disturb the yeast, as recommended on the bottle. Three Philosophers pours a hazy, orangy-oak-brown colour with a thin cover of off-white head. The head recedes to a ring with minimal lacing.

Smells sweet and malty at first, opening up with soily, herbal hops, caramel, subtle slightly-sour cherries, light spices and a bit of roastiness. A little musty. Pretty great.

Big and malty in the mouth as well with quite a lot of alcohol, though it's well played. Sweet and bready with light-but-noticeable cherries, a soft spice blend and extremely earthy hops, which leave a somewhat powdery dryness on the finish (hinting toward cocoa). Definitely improves as it warms with some nice sourness from the cherries emerging.

Decent medium body with a light, prickly carbonation. I would appreciate a fuller body on this one.

Quite a nice quadrupel. This isn't my favorite style but I enjoyed this one. Very well-balanced and drinkable in spite of its noticeable ABV. I'd probably pick this up again given the chance if I were in the mood for a quad.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 02:33:06 | More by eat
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Harmzy00

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three Philosophers, Belgian Style Blend, 2011 at The Office in Summit, NJ. A business trip has just gotten sweeter with the hint of cherry in this Cooperstown, NY brew. I would definitely recommend this beer for a lazy summer night. It is NOT on the light side with an excellent balance of strong flavors. This brew has a rather sweet finish reminiscent of summer nights. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 22:55:34 | More by Harmzy00
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,835 ratings.