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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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5,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,254
Reviews: 1,920
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 217
Gots: 672 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Photo of cradke
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.

cradke, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Krakistophales
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.

Krakistophales, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

bigdipip, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

kevo237, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

cfinch2, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jaguar1712, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Magery, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

despond, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of beerandcycling88
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.

beerandcycling88, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Nightrain87, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of DoktorZee
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the Sugarbowl in Edmonton. Poured from a bomber into a narrow chalice.

A - cloudy, dark amber brew with a light tan single finger head

S - really delightful on the nose with very fresh floral and grassy notes

T - very light hop character overtaken by complex floral and fruit. Dried apricots and peach. Super tangy and ultra lip-smacking. Sticks in the back of the throat. Some medicinal notes in the finish.

M - fairly heavy with moderate carbonation - not oily, but definitely coats the mouth and throat; delightfully warming throughout

D - powerful but drinkable; leans a little toward being a sipper as one would expect with the big alcohol profile

Great beer - competes will with the Belgian and delivers a powerful and complex punch.

DoktorZee, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Brunite
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Slightly hazy...dark amber/brown...like ice tea with mahogany hues.. A 1-finger tan head is on top, settles fairly quickly, minimal lace.

S: Nice! Tart cherry, dark fruits, malt, sweet, brown sugar. Typical quad with cherry kicker.

T: Excellent. A top level quad. All that you would expect (dark fruits, malt, brown sugar sweet, toffee) in a quad...with a nice tart cherry addition. This is a very nice surprise.

M: Medium heavy...chewy...creamy. Strong carbonation with a nice fizziness lends to nicehead after each swirl.

O: I love it, A great quad with the addition of cherry. The cherry is perfect. Not overt as in many a fruit beer. Perfect harmony. I am sold.

Brunite, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

decadance, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

rattletrap968, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

mariposafan, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jjheinrichs, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

iamsolidsnake, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

MoparNJ, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

freewill35, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,254 ratings.