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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

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BA SCORE
92
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4,528 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 4528
Reviews: 1873
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%


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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Freshie

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Three Philosophers Glass at the Publick House in Brookline, MA.

Dark amber color with cloudy texture. Beautiful head with effervescent lacing.

The smell is sweet and malty with warming alcohol phenols stinging the nose.

The taste is smooth. Fruity sweetness (Cherries) lends itself well to the warming alcohol in the aftertaste. This is a sipping brew, as the petite Three Philosophers glassware hints to. There are also some spicy herbal overtones to the taste, that become more apparent as you drink.

Very complex brew, but was enjoyable to drink. I was the DD when I drank this. It was my only drink, and it lasted me over an hour, and I still got a slight buzz. O so delicious on a cold December night.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2006 22:23:52 | More by Freshie
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greebsnarf

New York

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Three Philosophers (2004), on tap at the Belgian Room in NYC for an Ommegang event. The appearance was stunning: a rich dark red color, almost syrupy, and a large but quickly fading head. It looked incredible in a large wine glass. That said, I found the aroma a little disappointing. It smelled primarily malty and sweet, but, I thought, deserved to be much more pronounced.

When it came to drinking it, though, this beer did not disappoint at all. Moderately thick and a little bubbly, it was a real pleasure to sip, and the taste was extremely complex; with each sip I noticed another flavor. Malty and sweet are followed by a slight yeasty taste and sour cherries, with a number of other flavors, spicy and roasted, that I couldn't quite pick out. It tasted quite peaty and smokey throughout--reminding me of Scotch whisky. The alcohol was well masked at first but became increasingly (and, I thought, surprisingly) pronounced as the beer warmed.

Between the thickness and the strength and complexity of flavor, this really is best enjoyed slowly, in small amounts, and without food; as much as I enjoyed it, I could only have one small glass in an evening. But I'll happily have that one glass any opportunity I get.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2006 22:03:27 | More by greebsnarf
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fingolfin72

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed this from the bottle before, but I was quite happy to see it on draft at the Sawmill Taproom.

The beer is a nice mahogany with a fine, off-white head.

It smells delightful- spice, malt, toast, nuts, cherries and sugar.

This is a beer with a lot going on, but nothing is over the top. The balance is good- nice, malty body, a spicy/hoppy/mineral backbone, and, best of all, a restrained, tart, pure cherry essence. There is some alcohol there as well, but not out of proportion. It is delicious and drinkable, but the complexity slows one down a bit, in a good way.

A good fireside sipper, but don't let that stop you from drinking it year round.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2006 16:56:54 | More by fingolfin72
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Ego

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ andy's corner bar, bogata, nj, $8 for a tulip full
(they served it a bit cold, I let it warm up)

eyes...
dark ruby, perfect one finger of head holds and holds in the tulip, the consistency was excellent throughout, the lacing was sticky as it should be for something with the ABV this boasts, it was picturesque as served.

nose...
mild kriek tones, very subdued compared to the original version. Lambic notes bordering on mild, slight yeast detected, no funk perse but just some dry tones as per the yeast working the quad. hard to judge something that is a blend.

taste etc...
a bit too thin, but the carbonation was right on, on first sip it seemed like a total kriek but it yields to the yeast... to detriment ? There is zero sourness of the lambic side and not enough assertiveness on the quad side to satisfy a fan of either style. It drinks rather easy but if that is all you want you can drink high end vodka. It seems to be a beer hedging its bets, sure, it has kriek notes and quad notes but it doesn't accomplish either in a fashion that makes you say wow. So both style wind up tasting average as a blend...

vedict?
had to try it on tap as presented... but I won't be searching this out again. It wasn't great in bottles (the idea is) and it wasn't great on tap... it was worth trying, but there were better offerings on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2006 05:16:22 | More by Ego
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99bottles

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm somewhat torn about this beer. On one hand, I like the idea of a flavored quad, and cherry provides a good foil to the otherwise bruising power of such a malty monster. I don't really like the idea that this is essentially a quadruple and cherry flavoring black-and-tan. I'd rather see a direct product, with the fruit right in the fermenter. I also think the sweetness of the cherry lambic used (Lindemans?) detracts from the flavor. If anything, this quad needed a sour cherry. In any case, the deep brown body with ruby edges is appealing. Low carbonation. Smells of sweet figs, dates, and chocolate covered cherries. Main flavors are the same, with an unexpected viscosity (somewhat thin) and some transparent alcohol slickness. I think this could be tinkered with and improved upon. As it stands, I think it's just an average offering. Bottled versions may have more promise.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2005 02:10:38 | More by 99bottles
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Sixpoint

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap? at Mug's Ale House in Williamsburg. Yes, I think it must have been one of the first kegs of Ommegang, because all I've ever seen of there stuff was bottles.

The beer was served in a Belgian Goblet glass, 10 oz. pour. It had a thin wisping of head that lingered throughout the tasting.

The aroma was not as strong as I thought; perhaps due to the shape of the glass. I got a deep caramel aroma with strong spice and alcohol tinge.

The taste was phenomenol, and I could definitely appreciate the mellow flavors of the yeast as the beer rounded out over time.

The beer was medium to full-bodied, but more of a full finish.

Overall, despite its strength, I found it to be an extremely drinkable brew. My hat is tipped to Ommegang in upstate for this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2005 14:31:31 | More by Sixpoint
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yankeeheel

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler that I gleefully took from Half Time. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a small cinnamon head. That first splash from the growler to the Ommegang chalice doesn't produce much of a head. Smells strongly of dark fruit and clove with just hint of alcohol.

The taste is something to behold. A beautiful marriage of dark cherry and belgian brown ale that twists and turns over the tounge. Lots of fruity spice up front with a full bodied semi-sweet middle. The ending has a peak of medicinal flavor but it subtly ebbs in to a nice spicy/peppery finish. Drinks silky smooth for such a lively brew. Someone is doing something right at this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2003 00:53:52 | More by yankeeheel
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled during the Three Philosophers release party at the Blue Tusk. Small, solid, tan head left a small amount of lacing. Dark burgundy colored liquid lets just enough light through to glow. The aroma is rich with hints of dark ripe plums and cherries along with some acohol, and a banana mellowness. Smooth malty taste with a pinch of dark frout and spices. Mouthfeel is bullay and alcoholic. The dry aftertaste leaves you with a warm stomach. Overall impression is of a young and alcoholic beer. Supposedly some will be sent to the Howe Caverns for aging in the next few months.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2003 16:00:10 | More by HappyHourHero
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BWE

Texas

4.86/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. The appearance is as should be with a Belgian Quad. Pours a thick off white head that recedes rather fast. Very dark, but crisp if you let it sit for a while. The smell is rich and caramel like.

Taste is much like the smell. Very rich with an upfront caramel note. The aftertaste houses a Lambic or Saison hint. Not overpowering... the perfect blend. Very smooth on the tongue. All and all, an incredible beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 23:11:19 | More by BWE
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Affligem gopblet. 2013 vintage.

Appearance- Dark cherry/tawny color with bubbly off-white head that left nice lacing.

Smell- Bready yeast, cherry, plum, caramel malts, light vanilla. Not too "belgiany" smelling. Nice, but nothing outrageous.

Taste-Cherry and plum are forefront. Yeast comes in second. A littlte light tartness balancing the malts nicely. Again, not overly "belgiany".

Mouthfeel- Bright and resonably high carbonation. Light booze heat and pretty easy to drink.

Overall- Solid American quad with lovely fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 19:44:51 | More by Seanniek91
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear dark amber body with three fingers of tan bubbly head. Very good retention and but no lacing clinging to my glass.

S - Big Belgian yeast, citrus and doughy malts.

T - Lots of deep smokey flavors up front followed by the more characteristic Belgian flavors. Malts, caramel and cherries rush in. Slight medicine flavor in finish. Alcohol is masked by all the big flavors. Everything is incredibly balanced.

M - Medium body with a moderate amount of light bubbly carbonation. Finish is sticky and resinous.

O - It's a fantastic big Belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:21:39 | More by JAFoley
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick wheaty golden brown with a tenacious head that lingers in little circles on top. Great lacing.

S: Sweetness, herbs and spices, maybe some wheat, and some light fresh malts with a slight suggestion of hop.

T: Much like the smell, but the flavors are somewhat bolder. It had a bit more kick to it than I expected, which was surprising but very nice! Nothing here knocked me out of the park, but it was a very tasty and nuanced set of flavors.

M: The wheat was fairly prominent, and stuck in the mouth, displaying the flavors nicely. The beer was smooth and went down quickly, hiding somewhat the fact that the ABV was in the 9's.

O: Like I said, nothing that wowed me, but still a very very good beer. I love Ommegang, and this one holds up to the name. A great and refreshing beer, and definitely worth a try

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 13:08:55 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, deep amber with a frothy tan head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of dark fruits with some spice as well.

Tastes of the dark fruits with some bready malt and spice. Notes of chocolate, caramel, and toasted bread lead off. This leads into figs, raisins, and a hint of cherries. Not particularly sweet. Some booze adds to the fruits and gives a little bit of a rum cake feel to it. Herbal and spice notes round out the finish along with a touch of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good example of the style, but falls just short of the other classics of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:39:10 | More by ocelot2500
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Jamstone714

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle Poured into a cognac snifter.

Appearance: Outstanding lacing, dark mahogany in color

Smell: Sweet, herbal, boozy and sweet dark fruity smell. Hint of roast and a malt sweetness.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Heavenly full body. Thickly sweet of dark malts, Deceiving alcohol leaves little warmth until the finish. A trace of hop help to balance. Herbal & earthy as well.

Notes: another amazing brew by our friends in Cooperstown

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 21:11:31 | More by Jamstone714
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cambabeer

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep mahogany color, hints of red in there, just barely lets some light through. Head sticks around, creamy and off white. Lace holds up nicely.

Smell: Licorice, sweet, malty, grape like (somewhat like wine), light alcohol. Toasty and warming, very full.

Taste: Sweet up front, tart wine-like grapeness. A little sour, with a nice warming finish from the alcohol. A little bitterness, hops/toasted malt/ licorice flavors contributing. A little sour plum/banana.

Mouthfeel: creamy and lightly carbonated, just enough. Really enjoyable.

Notes: Complex to say the least, each sip gives me something new. The alcohol is very present in this one. Oddly wine-esque, much more so than other quads I've had. This would be a great dessert beer. Also, it happened I was sipping this while snacking on some cantaloupe and for some reason that match up went really well.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 04:40:50 | More by cambabeer
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit sweeter and not as bready or fig-tasting as many other quads, but still a favorite and good go- to beer. Spicy flavors and aromas and almost a peppery taste that is appealing. Medium bodied, which makes it go down way too fast. That and fact that it belies its high abv. Always satisfying and tasty. Probably my favorite from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:15:25 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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dank203

New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this one had a bit of everything, hints of lemony citrus with huge cinnamon grahm cracker notes, lot of raisin and hints of coa coa. just thick enough and not too bubbly. wow . complex and very drinkable but not as drinkable as a rochefort 10, and less abv. still amazing beer

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 18:04:52 | More by dank203
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bomber into a Belgian tulip.

A- Massive, foamy, cream-colored head... Effervescent carbonation adds some intensity to the look. This quad is the color of a plum with a cloudy appearance. The head is persistent and lace is everywhere.

S- Dark plums, sweet candy, hint of cherry, heavy on dark fruit and maybe a hint of yeast

T- Plums and raisins are heavy, slight tart or sour cherry, sweet caramel and vanilla malts... Bit of peppery spice

M- Dry finish and very wine-like, but still sweet and creamy at times with a pungent tartness... The alcohol is exceptionally well-disguised.

O- Outstanding beer on all fronts. Great flavor, body and character.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 15:54:18 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Realbeer1542

New York

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber almost solid red. creamy white head, builds quickly and diminished to a thin lace and medium foam around the edges of the glass. Carbonation is visible in the amber liquid. .

S: Beer Yeast, malt and plum, slight caramel - very nice!

T: Malty, with hints of dart fruit a bit creamy and crisp finish. ABV is there but not overpowering. You know you are drinking a solid quality beer. very balance notes of malt and cherry, again not powerful. Oddly, for a beer with this high abv the flavors are not very alcoholic at all.

M: Great medium body, smooth with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Excellent beer and hope to have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:18:31 | More by Realbeer1542
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Chrysostom

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage, as always reviewed live and not from notes. Poured from 750mL bottle ($8.99) in to Chimay chalice with a soft hand. Cellared a bit too cold, warming to 50-60ºF as I write the review.

Appearance is good, but nothing special for the style. It is a mostly clear (very mildly cloudy) reddish brown, or deep brown with sharp blood-to-ruby-red highlights, almost approaching the best examples of the Irish Red such as Great Lakes' Conway's. A very thin head is left on a gentle pour, which recedes first rather quickly, and then a bit more slowly, to a small ring of a cap on the surface of the beer. Lacing appears to be minimal to nonexistent.

On a more vigorous pour, the head is larger, similar to the colour of the head of a Coca-Cola, with a similar sound from how quickly it recedes, in an uneven and "rocky" manner, within 15 seconds. Other characteristics remain the same.

Smell is of mustiness or funkiness, grape must, cherries, aldehydes, and some banana-like smells (ketones?). Some, but little, characteristic smells of either "beer" or "Belgian". A fresh bottle smells a bit better, IIRC.

Taste is of the best American replica of a Belgian beer I've ever had. It hits all the bases well, if not perfectly. Cherries are evident on the palate, and alcohol is virtually absent. Some warmth as it hits the stomach, but the 9.8% ABV is almost entirely occluded. Cherries and candied dark fruits predominate. It is definitely sweet -- but a thin sweetness, not a thick, sugary one. The sweetness does not seem to be all malt sweetness: maybe some comes from the kriek blend? It is sweet even to a regular drinker of dubbels and quads who dislikes hop-heavy brews. There are hops on the back-end to help modify the sweetness in the aftertaste, but they do little to keep it in check up front. It's not extraordinarily complex, but it does what it does with grace.

Mouthfeel is moderate. It seems to be low on the carbonation in appearance, but is well-balanced, and even feels lively on some sips. There's a sharpness to the drink which is surprising, and which I can't define. It does not coat the mouth unpleasantly, combining characteristics of light- and full-bodied. However, with this sort of malt and ABV, the body will tend to be heavy; not so much here. Again, very well-done. Combined with the occluded alcohol, drinkability is dangerously high, although the sweetness would likely deter from a second fifth.

Taste and mouthfeel are more important than smell, when it comes to beer, so I'm giving this one just below a 4.5 overall -- I'd probably put it at 85 for style (16e specialty), and 85 to taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 15:17:03 | More by Chrysostom
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

355ml Bottle from BeersOfEurope.co.uk (£5.39):
Amber with brownish red tinges throughout the body and topped with a decent sized, foamy beige head that is nice considering the abv. but sadly is doesn't hold all that well, turning to a single patch in the centre of the surface after a little under a minute.

Sweet with a solid fruity aroma that is dominated by cherries yet doesn't overpower the senses. There is some spice with lots of darker, ripe fruits. Dates and some figs feature and there is plenty of sugary sweetness & the alcohol is very well hidden too.

Sweet with the lambic style cherries & some spice, a little sugar and various other sweet fruits and malts plus a touch of yeast. The alcohol comes through a little stronger here but again it doesn't overpower or spoil the taste.

Sweet & very well balanced with the alcohol hidden quite well, coming through just enough to give the beer a nice feel to it. The finish is dry but not overly whilst carbonation is good and the beer is smooth, creamy and frighteningly easy to drink.

Very nice beer that starts off excellent and seems to get better and better after it's had a little time to settle and open up. It's smooth, well balanced and bursting with flavour. An incredible beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 13:16:33 | More by flyingpig
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a huge amount of head which appears to have equally good retention. The head is a light to medium beige/tan that has a little rosiness to it. The body is a muddy mix of chestnut and maroon which appears as a medium to dark amber with hints of maroon when held up to the light. Some wisps of lacing and some spots.

Nose- Starts off with a rounded front of banana and cloves when slight notes of cherry peek in. Some caramel and honey. Light raisins. Hints of brown bread but very light. Swirling gives the slight cherry of the background a tiny tartness. Lacks some presence but still nice.

Taste- Starts off with raisins and brown bread while a faint tinge of cherries linger in the background before it moves into slightly abrasive cloves. A little too phenolic for me at the moment. There's a bit of woody bitterness that combines with the cloves to make this beer a little more harsh than I like. Hints of bittersweet chocolate around the edges. Some vinosity which ranges from white to red grapes. Lots of dark fruit flesh but not enough combat the ashiness of the cloves on the finish. Because of that, this beer is just a solid, good beer in my opinion. The phenols definitely prevent me from considering it a really good beer. Some molasses and brown sugar. Perhaps even a slight amount of heat. Some spice which tends toward pepper and cinnamon. Fairly complex but at points, it seems the balance could be better. Touches of honey as this begins to mellow a bit.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with some syrup to the texture. Light carbonation with a dry finish.

Drinkability- A little messier than a lot of the quads I've had but still pretty drinkable. Slight notion of heat may just be the astringent nature of the cloves and spices. Glad I spent 4.75 on a small bottle instead of the 12, 13 bucks that a 750 can be. Probably would not buy again.

Overall- Solid, good beer that has slight inclinations toward being a really good beer. The cherries really go a long way to smoothing this beer out. Not the biggest fan of the style but this is fairly faithful to it. Definitely worth a try but this is probably not a repurchase

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:20:48 | More by artoolemomo
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into tulip glass. Being a fan of anything Belgian, I was excited when a friend brought this over. First thing I thought of the flavor was that it tasted like a mix of cigar smoke and burnt wood chips (the kind hamsters shit on). Color to match. A great beer that I would drink again but only with help, as a full pint of this is too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 16:34:31 | More by Johnny_Muir
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on a bottle of this on 31st Jan 2014: had to share it though. Someone very kind (unknown) had brought it to a bottle exchange in De Bierboom, lucky me (I had two medium sized samples, which came to about half a pint).

Loved it.

Deep amber with a slight haze (been poured a few times before I grabbed it), tanned head on both my pours.

Malty molasses hit the nose and taste buds straight away, this is a true malty brew, but there is so much more to it than just a heavy hand of maltiness. Dark berries, chocolate and cherry hints are easy to find in the mouth, some people will pick up other notes with the flavours but my taste buds were aching from all the wonderful beers I was gorging on during the bottle swap and I most likely missed a few subtle esters and tastes.

I need a bottle all to myself!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 12:11:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had this a few times and loved it. This one was poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Aggressive pour yielded a thick, foamy head that dissipated slowly. Fruity, spicy aroma with a very dark, reddish color. Taste is very complex that leaves a tingly mouthfeel. Good carbonation without a serious bite. These guys specialize in Belgian ales and it shows. Who knew Americans from New York could pull it off so well? According to the label they're part of the Duvel family of beers... Ah, it makes sense now. If you like the abbey ale style as I do, you'll love the Ommegang offerings. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 02:22:07 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,528 ratings.