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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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5,113 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,113
Reviews: 1,902
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 206
Gots: 613 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

millelacsmark, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

A:Extremely dark, with a brown red hue in it. Very interesting, head could last longer, but not suprising with this style beer
S: Great dark fruit,berry aromasom ester is noted as well. very very interesting aroma, more aromatic than a normal beer for sure.
T: Darke fruit and berry travel throughout. there is some alcohol and bitter chocolote taste as well. very complex, very smooth.
This is a very wine like beer, i think it it would be a suprise to those sad folks who hate beer and like wine, especially darker earthier wines. This is a very good and suprising beer. drinkability takes a hit. but its extremely good

Redwood21, May 03, 2007
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MakeMeATaco, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Lethargy99, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

lr300, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

CelticAleMan, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

guillemiro, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

$3.49 for a single 12oz bottle, Winooski Beverage- behind the counter in the liqour section (a great find- didn't realize that they sold a few beers over 8% until I stumbled across them. I usually steer clear of that section of the store).

Appearance- Mohogany- nice red highlights. Big frothy head (surprised me) with good amount of brussels lace.

Smell- Strong banana and other fruit flavors (cherry maybe). Some musty notes that for me add to the appeal making it seem well-aged somehow. The label also looks pretty classical, so the mustiness is right at home. Some near earthy smells.

Taste and Mouthfeel- Strong banana and other fruity flavors again. Alcohol is perceptable but plays a background role. Malt is quite prevalent. Smooth mouthfeel with some light tingling sensations. Definitely a sipping brew. A good treat every now in then when looking for something strong.

lpayette, Apr 08, 2006
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Hermthegerm, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Ristaccia, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JCFinn, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bwarren82, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DPCJR, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kayrex, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ChugMan, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BSUBronco, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours reddish brown with a respectable head that fades quickly. The aroma I get is malty sweetness and alcohol. The taste is sweet with an underlying sourness and yeh, I can taste dark cherries. Mouth feel is about medium bodied with a little carbonation at the tip of the tongue. I think this is a sipper because of the sweetness and ABV. Overall, though the flavor was not what I expected, I both liked and recommend it. The quads are a tough category of beers and there are other great ones out there.

kegger22, Aug 09, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TheMadStork, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Had on tap at Crunchy's in east lansing.

A:Pours brown with a finger of tan head.

S: Light roasted malt and slight tart cherry.

T: Sweet wine like taste, vinous and small hints of malt. Alcohol comes out as it warms. Reminds me of Quelque Chose.

M: Medium body with great carbonation.

O: More of an after dinner beer for me.

jale, Mar 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

lookrider, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Hypersomnia, Oct 26, 2013
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 5,113 ratings.