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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5,486 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,486
Reviews: 1,941
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 241
Gots: 795 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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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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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Beige head with a bloody red body with sporadic yeast sediment. The head fades into thick ring around the glass. Carbonation is noticeable.

Strong bananas, cloves and some cherries. The aroma is in your face. I'm also thinking raisins.

Cloves, bananas, cherries are there,grapes, raisins and some alcohol. Very complex flavors in here and is quite delicious.

Carbonation is on the spritzy side, some alcohol warmth as it goes down, it leaves a dry feeling in the mouth, light to medium body.

I've only had a few Quads before. I'm trying to get into the Belgian Style of beers; most of my focus has been on American brews, so I decided to branch off a little. I have to say, I'm impressed with this style. Very complex and it exercised my palate -- it made me wonder -- what are all these flavors that I'm indulging? I have tried my hardest to describe them, since they are so different than the typical American Style beer; although, this is brewed in America, this has a genuine Belgian taste.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in NJ last weekend. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Duvel tulip. 2011 vintage.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with two and a half fingers of fluffy light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of Belgian style yeast, spices, pepper, dark fruits, cherries, fruity malts, toasted malts, bready malts, and a little bit of molasses. Spice and yeast are up front, followed by the fruit. As it warms up, getting more cherries which is nice.

t - Tastes of spice, pepper, Belgian yeast, cherries, dark fruits, alcohol, fruity malts, molasses, caramel malts, and toffee. Also some light toasted malts and bready malts. Pretty nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Little bit of alcohol present, but doesn't make it too hard to drink or anything.

o - Overall a pretty nice quad. It's nice that it is available all over the place and year round, though I wish it was a tiny bit cheaper. At first I enjoyed the taste much more than the nose, but as it warmed up the nose got significantly, as more fruit and cherry came out. Worth checking out, and something I would have again. May buy one to age and see what happens.

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

Poured from a 750 ml bottle, 2011 version into a Ommegang tulip, I can't read the bottles date. This pours a hazy dark tea color with a massive tan head which doesn't last. The smells are of funky and sweet Belgian yeast esters, a hint of cherries, some dark fruit and loads of malts. The feel is medium with tons of carbonation which give it a tingling creamy feeling. The taste is how it smells and it'd excellent, a little dry but full of sweetness, cherries and dark fruit and a tad alcohol burn.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very delicious beer just mouth full of taste which other beers really don't have this one has a heck of flavor to it.Taste is rich ripe fruit. Sweet with a mild bitter finish. Mild carbonation. Very smooth. I really can't taste much cherry.Smell is really intense, often resembling molasses, chocolate, raisins and rum

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from "corked" Bomber bottle into pint glass. Deep cherry red/brown color. Lots of floating goodness...
thick head and decent to good lacing.
Amazing aroma. Belgian yeasts with rich cherry, oak/wood, banana. Its a real nose pleaser.
Taste is near perfect for a Quad (in my opinion). Very rich cherry and belgian yeasts, some banana, roasted caramel, and oakey notes...smooth yet full of lots of flavors and body. Alcohol is felt in the mouth, but not very intense. Its rated very well for a reason...go get one of you havent had fact, go get any Ommegang; for the most part, they all rock!

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,486 ratings.