Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
6,499 Ratings
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, an authentic cherry ale from Belgium. Cherry chestnut in color, it's opaque but not cloudy with full carbonation topped by a smooth, tan head. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar, dark fruits, brandied raisins and chocolate, Three Philosophers has notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. The mid-palate shows a soft malt center which gives way to a dry, warm, wine-like finish.

The complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully, as spicy sherry and port notes should intensify.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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Ratings: 6,499 |  Reviews: 2,117
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1.78/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Not at all rich as I expected. Likely ignorance of the style yet no perceived flavors as described in other reviews. Very disappointing and wasted money.

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2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

malt bomb :( I like their dubbel ale much better.

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2.16/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank (part of) a bomber of this.

L- medium brown with a tan lacing that lasts a while
S- cherry & raisins
T- not good. overpowering prune/raisin flavor with hints of cherry. somewhat bitter.
F- on the thin side, but still very hard to drink. that may have been because of the taste though.

I did not enjoy this beer. First bomber I've ever had to just dump out part of (more than half). Maybe I got a bad one, I'll check the expiration date, but it was really unpleasant and I usually don't mind quads.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,499 ratings
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