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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6,501 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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,475
Reviews:
2,118
Ratings:
6,501
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,658
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 6,501 |  Reviews: 2,118
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Moss
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a reddish brown. Tan, two finger head which didn't take long to go down but left nice lacing.

S - Smells sweet with a cherry, fruity smell. Right on point with what you would expect a great quadrupel to smell like.

T - Sweet, cherries and other fruits from the yeast and kriek. Taste slight liquorice. Complex taste that is up there with the best quadrupels. Slight spiceyness to it.

M - Medium to heavy bodied but has a good amount of carbonation tickling my tounge.

O - Very good tasty quadrupel and very glad I got it. Would definitely age one if I could. This one was bottled 6 months ago so I feel like aging this would be excellent. Drink by date is 5 years later. Only thing I could say about this is I would prefer slightly less carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Kevin73
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my personal favorite quad. Pours dark brownish red with a thick egg white head and lots of lacing. Some quads are dry, others are sweet. This one is on the sweeter side due to the cherry blend. But don't mistake this for a cherry beer because it is merely an ingredient and not the focus. The cherry flavor accentuates the natural dried fruit flavors of the quad. The result is an extraordinarily well balanced strongly flavored beer that is not overly hoppy or malty beer and no hint of an aftertaste. Just beautiful.

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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,501 ratings
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