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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,012 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,012
Reviews: 1,893
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 197
Gots: 572 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-14-2013 23:17:55 | More by Kerrie
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Metalaero

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2013 16:46:09 | More by Metalaero
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-14-2013 02:48:06 | More by ChiefHopHead
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2013 23:11:42 | More by acslatersbtb
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brownish color with amber highlights and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is lots of dark fruits, some mild spices. Taste is not as good as the smell. Malts, dark fruits, alcohol is making itself known here, pretty good, but expecting better. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

04-13-2013 12:18:02 | More by tone77
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c-rum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-13-2013 01:45:26 | More by c-rum
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beans923

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-12-2013 23:56:09 | More by beans923
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-11-2013 22:04:12 | More by BigOldOaf
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-11-2013 14:20:25 | More by soxandbeer
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-11-2013 02:41:00 | More by Atomicskis5
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BigBarley

Texas

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%

Reviewed live, bottle I swapped from a friend for a Deviant Dale's 16oz.
Poured hard into a tulip, yields a large, khaki head with a strange reddish tint. The body is a murky amber, think if you mixed blood and orange soda.

The aroma is one of wild yeast, a sour cherry smell, and a hint of banana. Almost dusty or woody aromas detectable, some sharp or sour notes all over. You can tell this is a quad but there are definite characteristics of the kriek present. Very interesting

Dark fruit, dark cherry, banana, roasted flavors, a hint of smoke, more dark fruit sweetness, bready hints of malt... Very complexed and multi-layered. The kriek has imparted much of itself in this beer, but it is still clearly a quad. Not a beginner's quad, there is so much going on here it could drive someone away if they aren't prepared for the depth and complexity. There are hints of cinnamon, caramel, banana, plums, figs, wheat bread, chocolate cherries, and that good old funky yeast carrying it all along.

Syrupy mouthfeel, carbonation doesn't really carry over. Thick and hearty, but not unbelievably so.

Pricy beer, but worth it if you're hunting for something complex, layered and unique. I've never had a beer like this one. It has it's flaws, but it is a must try for any fans of the style.

04-10-2013 10:14:11 | More by BigBarley
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minterro

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Bought a single 12oz from Spartan Spirits for about 5 bucks.

A&S: Very pretty lively deep brown colored beer with a dark reddish hue. Fizzy light brown head of substantial size, that settles very creamy some lacing. The smell is mostly tart and clean fruits (cherries like they advertise but also hints of prunes). The aroma also contains pungent yeast. Not much unfiltered elements.

T&M: crisp and clean. Extremely well-hidden abv, but the burning in my belly says differently. Not really much of a malty palate. Similar to the smell as far as the dark fruit elements along with some slight sourness. High carbonation, medium body. Very low bitterness bit of sweetness in the finish. Not as complex as I was expecting.

Overall: Pretty delicious beer overall. I think there are some lacking elements to this beer, but nothing that is boldly wrong with it. A bit on the pricey side, but worth at least a try.

04-10-2013 03:55:12 | More by minterro
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-09-2013 22:54:28 | More by Danny1217
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2013 22:23:31 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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freedomlinux

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2013 21:49:30 | More by freedomlinux
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-09-2013 19:28:47 | More by JeffTheJuice
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sullaspiaggia

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-09-2013 15:45:07 | More by sullaspiaggia
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Caleb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2013 05:11:05 | More by Caleb
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HerbScott

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-09-2013 02:41:00 | More by HerbScott
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2013 01:17:18 | More by Dave1999
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2013 00:59:14 | More by Dasein11
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Spider889

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

04-08-2013 16:59:23 | More by Spider889
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-08-2013 09:58:27 | More by Stalgondo
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asdavis

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-08-2013 01:42:42 | More by asdavis
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%

A-Pours a deep brown, chestnut color that is impermeable with a slightly toffee colored, three finger head that dissipates slowly with good retention. Lacing coats the whole glass as I sip.

S-Spiced fruits. Dates, figs, and bananas cooked with some spice. A very deep, malty sweetness follows that spicy fruit profile. I'm almost sensing no alcohol in the nose, they hid it very well.

T-The yeast shows up in the taste as it overpowers everything at the front. But it fades nicely resembling the nose from the spiced figs and dates then finishes off with a sweet, but a touch boozy, bite. Very complex and well balanced.

MF-The body is smooth, rich, filling but forgiving. A perfect balance between carbonation and thickness. A near perfect Quad

O-My new favorite Belgian Quad. It beats out Boulevard's, IMO.

04-07-2013 20:38:04 | More by Jacurdy60
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,012 ratings.