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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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5,466 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,466
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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2011 edition.

A: I actually grabbed this from my cellar expecting a tripel (I assumed "three" philosophers meant tripel), so I was surprised to pour a dark beer into my Tripel Karmeliet glass. Body is deep mahogany with one finger off white head. head disappears quickly but laces well.

S: A bit less traditional quad here. Not as meaty as its old world Belgian counterparts. Instead, its a bit medicinal and clove forward. Maybe it's the cherries that brings this out.

T: Most of the usual Quad prune and dark fruit flavors are quite muted. One again it's leafy and bright with a cherry a kreik cherry finish.

M: A bit smooth, almost no dryness at all. carbonation is well leveled.

Overall this is an interesting and tasty beer. One of my first from Ommegang.

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best by date of 07/2016

pours a heavy brown color that unleashes a giant cream colored head. globs of lacing as the head slowly moves down

belgian yeast smell dominates with nutty aftertones. dark fruits in there with some slight banana as well

follows the nose as it starts off fairly sweet. some slight alcohol kicks in and allows the raisiny dark druits take over. fairly smooth and medium bodied. didnt taste any of the cherry but it really didnt matter it was great?

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,466 ratings.