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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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5,729 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,729
Reviews: 2,002
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,030 | FT: 18
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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Ratings: 5,729 | Reviews: 2,002
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2009 bottling

A: Dark brown in color. About 1/2 opaque. Forms a moderate sized head that falls to a thick tan ring around the edge. Minimal lacing.

S: Aroma is sweet and fruity, with notes of dark stone fruit, cherry, apple skin, and brown sugar.

T: Taste is moderately sweet. Caramel malts, brown sugar, lighter molasses notes. Moderate fruity quality, mostly cherry, but there are notes of raisin, prune, and tamarind in the mix as well. Finish is fairly quick, a little watery even, leaving a faint raisiny port wash in the mouth.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Actually expected this one to have a bit more body to it. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: Yeah, a very nice beer. Can't saw Quads are my favorite style, but this one is quite nice. A great beer to pair with (the right) food.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown and cloudy in a good way. Finger width tall head.

Caramel malt with slight cherry notes. Slightly sweet the typical banana florels are subdued.

Smooth . And slightly thick leaves a great aftertaste.

Very nice beer. These quads have really grown on me and this one is great

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

big bottle poured into a cool ommegang 2007, "10 years of fine beers" glass.

the appearance is cloudy dark mahogany in color with a fat tan head. the head faded slowly into a 1/4" head with beautiful lacing on the glass. it looks very tasty with sediment floating suspended in the ale ( i rolled the bottle carefully before pouring)!

like all ommegang beers the smell is wild! fruity... cherries... but not your average cherries. deep & rich cherry tones & a sweet bread like spicy yeast smell. crazy!

the taste is pure ommegang but with some different flavor notes... mainly good quality cherries. the alcohol is up front but it is smooth. the malt & cherry tones are perfect together! im not tasting a lot of hops.... although, they are balanced perfectly. it's very sweet like a good quality desert & it's sticky like a syrup on my mustache. the gift that keeps on giving.

the mouthfeel keeps me coming back for more. it's a bit sharp on the tongue, creamy & almost syrup like. the carbonation is perfect!

overall a great sipping brew to really enjoy. i kinda wish i had a fireplace to sit by, a wedge of cherry/chocolate cake, a big dog & a smoking jacket! this brew makes me feel more important than i am! like a good ale it greatly improves as it warms. great job on a very complex drink!!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 750 ml bottle to a goblet.

A: poured a reddish brown with a one to two finger head that broke down quickly leaving a small amount of lacing.

S: dark fruits, licorice, yeast and cane sugars.

T: sweet malts, dark fruits, some yeasts and a surprising alcohol finish.

M: higher carbonation with a nice full body. The alcohol leaves a bit of sting.

O: a decent impersonation of a Belgian quad, but I find this beer just lacks a little something on the flavor spectrum. Quads tend to be among my favorite beers, and I had expected a lot from this one, but in the end it just sort of left me feeling a little flat.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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