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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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Ratings: 5,731
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,033 | 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: 5,731 | Reviews: 2,003
Photo of aaron72
4.15/5  rDev 0%
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!!

Photo of polloenfuego
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 2.99. Labeled 2012, best by 06/2018. Served in a Microbrasserie Charlevoix goblet.

Pours hazy russet orange with a finger and a half sandy head. A thin wisp of head persists, leaving small patches of lace.

Aromas of pitted fruit, brown sugar and sweetened toast.

A good bit of tart cherry drifts in and among other flavors of raisin bread, yeast, mellow dark berries, whole grains, molasses and a little booze. Very sweet without being cloying. A nice malty blend that hides it's alcohol well.

Medium body with fairly strong carbonation. A bit thin and over carbed for my tastes. Sweet cherry aftertaste.

Not my favorite quad but it's good to know that I can swing by any decent beer store at any time to grab some when I'm craving the style. It's a solid brew with enough going for it that I revisit periodically.

Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, red-brown, with a heap of golden foam that lingers well, and leaves a fair lacing on the walls of the goblet.

S: Dark fruits (raisins, dates).Bourbon. In the background a faint evergreen aroma from the hops.

T: Malt is very sweet, hardly any graininess. Tart fruit flavors include green grapes and cherries. Mild, medicinal phenols show up late, and meld into the gently bitter hops of the finish.

M: heavily carbonated, and crisp. The booze is a little forward, and the finish just hints at dry.

O: A sipping beer, really more for sharing with a friend than finishing alone, and best when paired with a strong-flavored side (Ghirardelli Intense Dark chocolate worked for me). The next bottle will come out when we have friends over for dessert.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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