Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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92
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6,414 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
Ratings:
6,414
Reviews:
2,095
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,599
For Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,414 |  Reviews: 2,095
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 Stevenw7474
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

Photo of OB1Kubota
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a nice easy to drink quad. Nothing outrageous in any sense, just a fine drink that is available year round.

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Photo of greengorilla
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,414 ratings.
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