Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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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
Ratings:
6,429
Reviews:
2,098
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
386
Gots:
1,604
For Trade:
24
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Ratings: 6,429 |  Reviews: 2,098
Photo of red_5_sooner
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtee
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle served at 18 degrees Celsius into a chalice. Best before date 03/10/2021.

Look: An excellent looking beer. It pours a clear, dark brown with red highlights. Nice head with 2 fingers of tan head that settles into a cap after two minutes.

Smell: Layered and medium-strong in intensity. Malt-forward with notes of caramel, milk chocolate, dark fruit (raisins and plums), almonds (amaretto-ish), cherries, bready/toasty pale malts, and yeast funk. Moderate alcohol presence.

Taste: Delicious and complex. Strong and sweet with a faint tartness. The malts and esters dominate the palate. Notes of dark fruit (raisins and plums), caramel, bready/toasty pale malts, cherries, and banana. Some subtle floral and earthy hop-character. The finish is long and well-balanced.

Feel: Medium body with lively carbonation. Creamy with significant alcohol warming and prickliness. Medium-dry and mildly astringent. The mouthfeel had me swishing around the beer for an extra few seconds.

Overall: An all-around fabulous beer that steps slightly out of the box. Complex and malty-rich displaying excellent craftsmanship. Definitely worth a try as it is an absolute pleasure to drink.

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Photo of bret717
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- Very gentle pour yields a huge tan soapy head that recedes to about 1 finger and never quite goes away. soapy lace coats the glass after each sip. Liquid is a beautiful opaque deep amber

Aroma- light cherry up front followed by prunes, sweet figs and a little booze.

Taste- starts with the figs and prunes then some tart cherry sneaks in at the end. A slight booziness is there too.

Feel- on the light side of medium, very soft and smooth

Overall- this is a nice sipper that improves as it approaches room temperature. The flavors really start to intensify as it warms. Very complex flavors, yet nothing is overwhelming or too in your face. Put together very well.

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Photo of kovfer
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ruddy red color. Great flavor. I wouldn't have thought it had cherries in it if I hadn't read the bottle. Tastes like a great quad. Good crisp and yet malty feel.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cooper to amber color. Smell of figs, licorice, and cherry. Dark fruits. Nice mouthfeel. Full body. Not tastIng the high alcohol. Taste is like liqorice, cherries, clove, hint of banana. Absolutely wonderful beer.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of leitmotif
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is quite boozy with sugar coated raisins. Taste starts sweet and fruity with raisins and dried berries. Finish has some cardboard and rag notes but not too intense. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer but it has its flaws.

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Photo of docdeens
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Among the best beers I've ever had

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a murky, ruby red with a big, tan head that dissapates quickly.
S- Sick so I cant smell but my wife says it smells like cherries.
T- Not overly malty. Lots of dark fruits. Cherry and clove comes in at the end.
F- Nice boozyness.
O- W9nderful after dinner.

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Photo of jlshields
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Urk1127
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGR1220
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ikidunot
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 9.7% abv

Appearance- Pours a rich mahogany, nearly black once in the glass. Opaque. Light brown head with course bubbles, quick to dissipate.

Smell- Plum, licorice; dark fruit aromas. Notes of toffee and molasses as well.

Taste- Plum with hints of grapes. Sugary as well, candy like but not overpowering. Cherry tartness progressively builds. Cherry notes abound through the finish which ends a bit bitter with a clove spiciness.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body. Medium carbonation. Boozy.

Overall- An outstanding quad. Hits the dark fruit notes just right, sweet but not too sweet. The cherry addition really compliments the plum/grape/licorice subtleties.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaPan
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a nice maroon with a tan head and a ton of floaties. The aroma is vinous, with some cherries and a hint of booze. The taste is mildly sweet with more cherries and some late bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. This is one tasty quadruple.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggtriksta
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,429 ratings.
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