Three Philosophers | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from corked and caged bottle into a chalice. Deep cloudy copper-ruby color with a medium-thick fluffy tan head that isn't going anywhere. Smell is Belgian yeast, smooth maltiness, some chocolate, and a hint of fruits, mostly dark, although there's some cherry. Taste is just as complex as the nose; sweet malt up front, with the standard Belgian yeast flavor hiding in the wings; it fades into sweet chocolate and a bit of sweet dark fruit. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. This is the first Belgian beer I've been able to stomach, let alone enjoy, and I love this stuff.

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A: Brown with red hues. Whit head that lingers.

S: Wow. Dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and chocolate blend to create a deliciously rich aroma.

T: Like the smell, Dark fruit and chocolate dominate the taste. A bit of booze at the end.

M: Silky smooth. Dry finish.

Overall: I'm really impressed with this beer. I've loved everything I've had from Ommegang and this beer did not disappoint. It fully deserves it's reputation.

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Three Philosophers from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,559 ratings