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:
6,444
Reviews:
2,104
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
387
Gots:
1,619
For Trade:
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Photo of dar482
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It comes a lovely dark amber color with champagne like carbonation running up the glass.

The aroma has a breadiness and Belgian yeast with some fruit. It does not have a huge aroma.

The taste has a big caramel sweetness with a bit of cherry and raisin. This is very tasty, but the cherry kriek maybe gives it a bit of an oddness. It cleans up nicely with the finish with the malt with a lighter mouthfeel.

I had this with other quads. It’s better than Chimay, but not as good as Rochefort nor St. Bernardus. It’s well crafted though and definitely stands up with the Belgian quads.

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4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver.

A: slight cream colored head over hazy brown liquid.

S: Cherries and yeast aromatics of figs and pears.

T: Caramel, wood, cherries, raisins and plums.

M: Medium and thin viscosity simultaneously with a creamy mouth feel.

O: This blended beer is an interesting creation and worth seeking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brownish color with amber highlights and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is lots of dark fruits, some mild spices. Taste is not as good as the smell. Malts, dark fruits, alcohol is making itself known here, pretty good, but expecting better. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed live, bottle I swapped from a friend for a Deviant Dale's 16oz.
Poured hard into a tulip, yields a large, khaki head with a strange reddish tint. The body is a murky amber, think if you mixed blood and orange soda.

The aroma is one of wild yeast, a sour cherry smell, and a hint of banana. Almost dusty or woody aromas detectable, some sharp or sour notes all over. You can tell this is a quad but there are definite characteristics of the kriek present. Very interesting

Dark fruit, dark cherry, banana, roasted flavors, a hint of smoke, more dark fruit sweetness, bready hints of malt... Very complexed and multi-layered. The kriek has imparted much of itself in this beer, but it is still clearly a quad. Not a beginner's quad, there is so much going on here it could drive someone away if they aren't prepared for the depth and complexity. There are hints of cinnamon, caramel, banana, plums, figs, wheat bread, chocolate cherries, and that good old funky yeast carrying it all along.

Syrupy mouthfeel, carbonation doesn't really carry over. Thick and hearty, but not unbelievably so.

Pricy beer, but worth it if you're hunting for something complex, layered and unique. I've never had a beer like this one. It has it's flaws, but it is a must try for any fans of the style.

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single 12oz from Spartan Spirits for about 5 bucks.

A&S: Very pretty lively deep brown colored beer with a dark reddish hue. Fizzy light brown head of substantial size, that settles very creamy some lacing. The smell is mostly tart and clean fruits (cherries like they advertise but also hints of prunes). The aroma also contains pungent yeast. Not much unfiltered elements.

T&M: crisp and clean. Extremely well-hidden abv, but the burning in my belly says differently. Not really much of a malty palate. Similar to the smell as far as the dark fruit elements along with some slight sourness. High carbonation, medium body. Very low bitterness bit of sweetness in the finish. Not as complex as I was expecting.

Overall: Pretty delicious beer overall. I think there are some lacking elements to this beer, but nothing that is boldly wrong with it. A bit on the pricey side, but worth at least a try.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,444 ratings.
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