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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6,518 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:
#1,498
Reviews:
2,121
Ratings:
6,518
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
390
Gots:
1,669
Trade:
22
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit sweeter and not as bready or fig-tasting as many other quads, but still a favorite and good go- to beer. Spicy flavors and aromas and almost a peppery taste that is appealing. Medium bodied, which makes it go down way too fast. That and fact that it belies its high abv. Always satisfying and tasty. Probably my favorite from Ommegang.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this one had a bit of everything, hints of lemony citrus with huge cinnamon grahm cracker notes, lot of raisin and hints of coa coa. just thick enough and not too bubbly. wow . complex and very drinkable but not as drinkable as a rochefort 10, and less abv. still amazing beer

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Bottle, pint glass:
Appearance is more of a brown ale, seeing into the beer is easier than expected. Foamy head that lasts a while. Nose is pretty absent-I really don't get much.. a little dark fruit and earthiness, but nothing is distinct.

Taste impression is tangy dark fruit. It starts a bit sour even-lime or lemon notes, backed entirely by dark fruit and dark bread notes. The carbonation helps the feel on what is at best a medium bodied beer.

Need to re-review this, as circumstances cut this review short.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,518 ratings