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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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5,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,238
Reviews: 1,917
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 216
Gots: 663 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

AMAZING when poured into a glass: that reddish hue looks absolutely beautiful. What I get on a few sips is a nice malt backbone, cherries, a very low amount of bitters to balance out the maltiness, smooth, and an alcohol warmth as it goes down into the stomach. I think I might be the first to say this (I really hope I am) but while I was drinking it what came to mind was "Dr. Pepper". Try drinking this and tell me you don't get that vibe too! That is definitely not a negative because if you don't like Dr. Pepper you don't deserve to be American. That's in the constitution. haha. It doesn't taste exactly like Dr. Pepper of course but it must be that blend of cherries and the maltiness that just reminds me of it. The drink is absolutely divine. Another home run from Ommegang. I've tried several of their beers now and they are among the elite breweries in America.

I drank the 2014 version in 2014 (for you people in the future reading this). Be aware that this drink is suggested by Ommegang to be cellared and many people reviewing it are drinking cellared versions from years ago. If you want to know what a fresh batch tastes like, look no further. That's what this review is about.

Fear4Beer, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Cherries seem to add a bitter quality to the Quad which competes with the other elements instead of working with them.

Kgoldsbe, Oct 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another cellared big beer, this one bought exactly a year ago today. It's a 2012 vintage.

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into an Erdinger Weissbier glass.

a; Hazy copper with a two inch tall light beige head which receded slowly to thick even surface foam and slippery dense lacing which leaves spotty foam behind..

s: Ripe apricot and caramel malt.

t: Fruity/caramel up front with a fairly sharp bitter to sour bite. .Aftertaste of overripe apricots. The high, nearly 10% ABV is extremely well covered. Later the fruity bitterness is overshadowed by mild caramel malt, but the tasty, smooth slightly fruit/malt combo persists to the end.

m; Very smooth medium to full body.

o: A tasty, elegant brew. The age on it, perhaps up to two years, may have added both smoothness and mellow fruitness which is much appreciated.

scotorum, Oct 03, 2014
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,238 ratings.