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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92
outstanding

5,501 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,501
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 243
Gots: 804 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Serving in a snifter gave a half finger head which rapidy dissipates. It was tobacco colored with some deep reds showing in the light.

S - Sweet, molasses, dark fruit maybe plums or cherry

T - malt, dark fruit, light alcohol, molasses

M - moderate carbonation with a full but well balanced character

O - This beer really grew on me as I got through it. I'll definitely be drinking this again with some holiday meals.

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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.

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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.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,501 ratings.