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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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5,402 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,402
Reviews: 1,932
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 234
Gots: 745 | FT: 17
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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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2.24/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

jmw4437, Dec 09, 2012
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2.33/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Heard great things about this beer, so I was SO disappointed. I was expecting a fruity holiday beer and was confronted by an antagonistic, obnoxiously alcoholic (read: yank-loving) stinkbomb. Smelled like rotten, fermented cherries and a musty basement in Jersey. Just awful. Tasted like pancake syrup that had been sitting at the bottom of my trashcan for a week. Thank Nature I did NOT save this for X-Mas Eve as I would have been even more disappointed.

julian1117, Dec 19, 2009
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2.4/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

2003 Edition. A quadrupel Belgium style ale blended with Lindemans Kriek.

Pours out to a dark brown with beautiful cherrywood accents, forming a modest poofy light tan head with good retention and minimal lacing. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma of rum-soaked cherries, raisins and yeast...like the nasty spontaneously fermented fruit cake my mom makes with vodka, oddly colored maraschino cherries and raisins. Suggestion of fusel alcohol, caramel...fumes of isopropyl alcohol waft through the nose and burn my eyes. Mouthfeel is spicy and brisk at first but becomes exceptionally syrupy with a medium-dense body. Taste begins with tons of clove and spice, followed by syrupy amber malts and prunes. Intensely heavy with moist cavendish tobacco in the closing, and the aftertaste is earthen and mossy. Isopropyl alcohol peppers throughout, but predominates in the finish, giving it a somewhat harsh boozy twang and alcoholic astringency. Fusels are there, but not as abundant as in Ommegang. Rotting black cherries, anise, and dark candi sugar throughout. No discrete lambique sourness, and devoid of any Kriek character. Tastes like it was fermented at 78-80 degrees fahrenheit (which is not a good thing in my book). Despite my bountiful adjectives, this beer tastes like crud.

This one can be passably sipped. It's one of Ommegangs better brews, which isn't saying anything at all. I think I taste Hemlock. To quote Aristotle..."This beer tastes like Hitler." Ommegang...philosophize my sink, or toilet.

Mitchster, Jul 30, 2004
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2.42/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks like murky sewage and V8. Reddish brown pour with no head, floating chunks, and overall not appealing. Smells like a heller bock. Sweet sour maltiness but with a hint of alcohol as well. As it warms it smells a bit more of rubbing alcohol. Not a terribly appealing smell either. Taste is really rather dry, muddy and bland actually with alcohol definitely noticeable but i've had stronger alcohol tastes in less alcoholic beers. Cherry isn't really noticeable, but maybe comes through it the tartness rather than big cherry flavor. Reminds me of a cross between beer and wine. Like a carbonated wine almost. This isn't awful, but I don't see it being anybody's dream beer as its story and creation indicates. The best thing about this to me was that it didn't have the awful belgian yeast taste and smell that I really abhor. I actually liked it better than I thought I would, and it grew on me a touch.

JDV, Feb 13, 2008
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2.44/5  rDev -41.1%

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,402 ratings.