Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
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
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
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,013 ratings.