Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
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
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
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