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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

5,013 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,013
Reviews: 1,893
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 198
Gots: 573 | 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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Ratings: 5,013 | Reviews: 1,893 | Display Reviews Only:
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-12-2014 00:56:07 | More by WckdVbz
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Jeff_Benson


4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-12-2014 00:17:32 | More by Jeff_Benson
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ChristineM

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +14%

08-12-2014 00:16:58 | More by ChristineM
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FFreak

Vermont

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%

Aged this bottle for about 6 months. A dark brown-amber, almost the color of weak black coffee, with a thin white head. Smell is of dried fruit, molasses and yeast. The taste adds another dimension to the nose, with some Belgian spice, brown sugar and more dried fruit. Full bodied, smooth, fairly low carbonation, but easy drinking with a definite alcohol presence. Overall, a solid quad.

08-11-2014 15:24:33 | More by FFreak
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iwhoopedbatman

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-11-2014 02:26:59 | More by iwhoopedbatman
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musicbeer7

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-11-2014 02:17:10 | More by musicbeer7
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Dom817

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-10-2014 16:27:47 | More by Dom817
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-10-2014 05:41:39 | More by chefbigjon
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stooge

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-10-2014 00:41:26 | More by stooge
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HuskyHawk

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%

Nice amber/toffee color, decent cream colored head. Smell is bready, yeasty, a little overripe fruit and spices. Taste is nice but not overwhelming. Some fig/pear fruits, but caramel malts and Belgian yeast spices are more pronounced. This also has a green hop flavor that I find a bit unusual for the style. It provides a little sharpness, and I think this could be smoother. Overall, very solid but it didn't meet my fairly high expectations.

08-09-2014 21:01:22 | More by HuskyHawk
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Weedian


3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-09-2014 20:21:15 | More by Weedian
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Greekwarlock

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2014 15:46:32 | More by Greekwarlock
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from the 22oz bottle into large tulips.
Pours a medium hazy amber with a touch of burgundy. Half a finger of head.
Smells as I would expect, tangy plum and raisin with some wild yeast.
Taste is even better tartness, raisin and molasses and plum. Yeasty.
Mouthfeel was very very drinkabel for a 9.7ABV.
Overall, another enjoyable quad. from Ommegang.

08-09-2014 13:08:38 | More by BoldRulerVT
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Beastcpa

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2014 03:39:33 | More by Beastcpa
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Tripels

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

08-09-2014 01:15:00 | More by Tripels
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Shaggysox

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-09-2014 01:07:22 | More by Shaggysox
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a ruddy bronze with plum highlights and a healthy head of khaki foam. Mild aroma smells of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, raisins, and apple skin.

The bold taste features a complex malt character with raisins, toasted bread, caramel, and molasses. The yeast adds all sorts of vigor and texture to counterbalance the malty sweetness, as well as a pinch of clove. Grassy hops lend a bitterness that doesn't entirely mesh with the rest of the flavor profile, though this is a minor grievance. The kriek/cherry manifests mildly in the finish but is not a major factor. Alcohol is extremely well concealed, in no way betraying its nearly 10% ABV. The mouthfeel is on the pricklier side of velvety, and quite appropriate for the style.

Overall, this is a tasty, luscious quad that affords all the dark, malty complexity one would expect of the style.

08-09-2014 00:59:04 | More by MaximalC
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Josephjp


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2014 00:34:27 | More by Josephjp
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ZepHead80

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-08-2014 20:55:44 | More by ZepHead80
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2014 23:48:22 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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Ngntjp

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-07-2014 19:15:24 | More by Ngntjp
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Gadun76

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2014 17:32:03 | More by Gadun76
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AleHunter805

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2014 14:29:06 | More by AleHunter805
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Jcru33

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-07-2014 04:45:03 | More by Jcru33
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-07-2014 04:41:45 | More by cmwilliq
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,013 ratings.