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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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5,606 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,606
Reviews: 1,968
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 256
Gots: 912 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A slightly hazy copper color, with a large, tightly beaded, light-tan head that persisted until the very last drop, and left a good amount of lacing down the side of the glass. Very nice!

Smell: Sweet cinnamon raisin toast, a bit of caramel, and some subdued stone fruit esters, e.g., apricots, plums, etc. Lacks the malty complexity and whiff of alcohol I would have expected from this style.

Taste: Dates, plums, cherries, and figs dominate, backed by peppery phenols and alcohol flavors. A very light bitterness mixes with complex malt flavors, with both the hops and the malt present at the very beginning, then lingering well into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation is balanced by a smooth, clean texture. As light as the bitterness is, it manages to provide a slight dryness that counterbalances the prominent sweetness. The alcohol warming is very light for the style.

Overall: An excellent example of a strong dark ale. There are no qualities that make it a true standout in my opinion, but this is a big beer style, and with every beer in this category making quite the statement, it's difficult to outshine the others. Absent of faults, and even the characteristics that I was expecting to find but didn't aren't "musts" for the style. Definitely delicious. Always a good choice.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into 16 oz ommegang tulip.

A - poured a dark red with a beige head that fades down quick. you can see that this is unfiltered too

S - Smell a hint of cherries and sweet fruit. not getting any hops.

T - This is a real tasty beer, very mild at first then towards the middle i got mixed dark fruit. slightly spicy finish with a dark cherry undertone that lingers. smooth, drinkable, and dangerous.

M - well carbonated and a little sticky. that lingering cherry on your tongue leaves you wanting more.

Overall, Im generally a west coast style IPA kind of guy, love the whole hoppy citruisy bomb type beers ( stone ipa, green flash west coast ipa, ballast points sculpin ipa), but for what this beer is, I really enjoyed it. Has those dark fruits which im not a fan of, but they are very mild and enjoyable, and that little bit of spiciness you get that dies out quick and just leaves you with cherries. for 9.7abv, this is dangerous and delicious. i enjoyed this.

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This beer is fantastic! similar in certain flavors and balance to their Abbey Ale. As others have said, very similar to Trappists style ales Ive had. Definitely has a slight cherry flavor in the finish giving nice balance to the sharp beginning. Awesome Beer!!

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,606 ratings.