Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
BA SCORE
88.6%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 6,454 ratings
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,408
Reviews:
2,106
Ratings:
6,454
Liked:
5,720
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
11.57%
Alströms:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,629
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 6,454 |  Reviews: 2,106
Photo of EmeraldSea44
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GJKerr
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Poormansreview
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So many people love this beer. First quad I've had.
Looks dark Amber to brown with a thick creamy head.
Smells like dark fruits and leathery.
Tastes sweet like cherry up front (kriek added) then gradually fades to a darker burned prune or molasses.
Feels fluffy and fuzzy. Someone else described it as dancing in the mouth and I would agree.
Overall very interesting. I would like to try more quads.

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Photo of Beer__Baron
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting Belgian-style quadrupel from Ommegang. Strong sour cherry notes from sour cherry ale. Lighter in color and taste than some other quadrupels I've had. Does not taste boozy despite the 9.5%. A nice quadrupel, particularly if you like cherries, but not an outstanding one.

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Photo of mrl2112
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really liked this one, just a hint of smoke to go with a good malt and slight fruit finish

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Photo of faatcase
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CapEO
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of safaricook
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good quadrupel that is only second to the best Belgium examples (Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Westvleteren 12) in my opinion. The addition of the cherry ale adds nicely to its complexity with a background of very dark chocolate dipped cherries and cherry stones.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandschorr
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I have ever tried. As a fan of Ommegang, this selection is a home run. The taste and nose match up very well. The palate was about a medium. A great beer to enjoy slowly and you will notice a sweet cherry aftertaste and a dry finish. I did not get much of a spice in the aroma but for me, I got a cherry and leathery experience. Great balance, wonderful color. A must try for Quad fans.

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Photo of Malfunkt
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang is a fine brewery and this is a complex one. Make sure to serve this one properly and be mindful of your palette. After properly airing and coming down a bit in temperature, this beer tasted great. After some salt organic nachos, not so much, but in the same sitting the taste transformed after eating some hearty stew. Suddenly the cherry notes were abundant.

Hard to say if this was the finest quad I've had, but one thing is for certain, it keeps getting better after every sip.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmmochowski
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crashed
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L) Pours an opaque, hazelnut brown with an off-white head.

S) The nose is very strong on biscuit, currant, and a smidgen of molasses. Very pleasant, although I would prefer it stronger in a quad.

T) Everything in the nose is in the taste, with the addition of dark cherry, honey. and a tinge of roastiness. It is quite rich, but well balanced.

F) It has a medium carbonation, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Not insanely silky.

O) Solid quad and the cherries are quite detectable. Would recommend.

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Photo of chadbweiner
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 88.6% out of 100 with 6,454 ratings
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