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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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4.15/5
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6,475 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:
#1,447
Reviews:
2,112
Ratings:
6,475
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,637
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 6,475 |  Reviews: 2,112
Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my favorite style.

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

Photo of biointen
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elvis_on_Bass
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is bottle conditioned, so naturally it is a little hazy. In terms of smell it is spice and cherry. It is a blend of quadrupel and cherry kriek so that is understandable. It is definitely a sipping beer. In terms of taste a get a little spice, banana, prune, and a lot of cherry, it is too much cherry for my liking. It feels like it should. Overall, it doesn't quite feel balanced to me. I can pick apart the blend and both are really good, however to me it leans too much towards the kriek.

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Photo of Fitzy01
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy brown/red color,well carbonated with a thick heavy feel. Aroma is an intense,strong mix of malt,yeast,fruit,dried fruit and some spice. Taste is the same,not bitter not too sweet but definitely a malty fruit taste comes through . Took me a while to appreciate this one but I would look for this again.

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Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Great beer. Drank it from bottle, but probably would have been better in appropriate glass. Regardless, awesome beer. Who doesn't like saying ommegang? Three philosophers, puts you in a hunt, with the perfect searchlight. Who are these 3 guys that inspired this nicely balanced beverage. I can catch a buzz and read about these guys. Good stuff.

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Photo of Budlum
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottyshades
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of opierce
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a hazy to cloudy copper color with modest clearing to an initially one inch, tan head. Retention good, minimal spotty lacing.
S: Aromas of molasses, plum, spice (mostly cloves), and rum, but in a complex melange that is well blended and distinct. Maybe a little grainy at the end.
T: the flavor of cloves predominates against the malty backbone. A cherry note is appreciable but subtle and nice. Bitterness present and a nice counterpoint to the malt.
M: Medium to full bodied. Very good carbonation leaving a tingling on the tongue and palate. Alcohol appreciable, but not overpower.
O: Really an inviting, complex Quad. I alway have reservations about fruit additives (outside of say lambics and Berliner Weisse style beers), because I find they often impart sourness to the beer that subtracts from the experience, but here I do think it really delivered. A somewhat different take on the style, clearly, but also definitely a well designed, well crafted one. Kudos! Would certainly drink/serve/gift.

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Photo of justfinish
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark with rich head and mild lacing. Smells of dark fruit, wine, bourbon. The taste is very smooth, I expected more bite but this is very mild and full flavor following the nose. One fantastic beer, especially come winter months sitting outside, just amazing.

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Cloudy golden brown, nice beige head and good lacing. Fragrant fruit smell. Dark fruit, prunes, dark raisins, apples and pears. Warm spice, nice beer!

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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

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,475 ratings
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