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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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5,162 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,162
Reviews: 1,912
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 210
Gots: 636 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

midnightcowboy818, Sep 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1%

dahonam, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

RCLOHR267, Sep 25, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

dagubna, Sep 24, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +15.9%

Oldschool94, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of SebD
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearance: It has a nice deep copper/brown color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (cherries, grapes, raisins), molasses, brown sugar, very light chocolate and a slight tartness coming through.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has sweet dark fruit (mainly cherries but some raisins and grapes coming through as well), brown sugar/molasses and a faint tartness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Absalom
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Such an enjoyable beer, I don't know what they put in there, aside from grain and alcohol, but something about it is like dark chocolate and cream and raspberries and everything that's meant to be good about a dark, aperitif beer.

Absalom, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Faroveryonder
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%

Faroveryonder, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.

A: Ruby red. See through. Fizzy head that recedes to nothing after a short time.

S: Fruity. Cherry, maybe pear.

T: Lots of malt with fruitiness. Cherry, pear. Bitter on the back end. Lots of alcohol heat.

O: My nostrils picked up a lot of alcohol heat. It was not hidden well at all. This really seemed to be an unbalanced mess. I drain poured it.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of higherbrow
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

This is exactly what I am looking for from a Belgian Quad, and is one of my favorites from outside the Trappist ales. Spicy and savory, the 750 ML bottle goes down smooth. The sweetness of the cherries really shines through, and the rich mouthfeel leaves me satisfied every time I spring for a bottle. A bit on the pricey side, as I shelled out $9.50 for the bottle, and the bar I know of with this bad boy on tap charges $6.50 for an eight ounce glass, it's worth springing for when I'm looking for an excellent brew.

higherbrow, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

andrewdanks, Sep 22, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

Damorneau, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

NotDarkEnough, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 mL corked and caged bottle with a packaged on date of 1/14/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - dark copper color, gorgeous display of carbonation bubbles rising to form a khaki head! Lacing is decent.
Smell - cherries and other dark fruits, along with some sweet bread and a touch of booze.
Taste - incredibly flavorful; the cherries stand out! A malty sweetness helps shield the ABV and makes this extremely easy drinking!
Feel - high carbonation in the feel, matched with a pleasant bitterness. The finish is smooth and a touch creamy!
Overall - I believe this is my new favorite Quad! Definitely an Americanized Quad, but the complexity of this brew makes it stand out and it is downright tasty!

DenverHopHead, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Intelbeerlord, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

NightRaven2487, Sep 21, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

ryfree, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

This is a tasty quad. Right away I got a bananaesque aromas from the bottle. Malty noise with dark fruits in the glass. Looks like a typical quad. The taste is dark fruit, malts, and cherry in the background. This is overall a great beer. Not a Rochefort 10 (my personal favorite quad) but well worth a try.

Bradley_BizKutZ, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Exeter, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

onlymurderers, Sep 20, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark reddish brown with a strong head that slowly fades into a nice rorshack-esque lacing.
S: Sweet dark fruits and cherries with a bit of boozyness.
T: The first taste is that of a sweet cheeries and dark fruits. Their is a bit of sweetness from the malts and bitterness as well. Not overly complex, but a good balance of flavors.
M: Good heavy body to the beer.
O: A very good beer, nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with a full bodied mouth feel.

Ianyourbrother, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

disconat, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

kotzbauerm, Sep 19, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -28.5%

Jclancy, Sep 19, 2014
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,162 ratings.