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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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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Photo of Jacurdy60
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep brown, chestnut color that is impermeable with a slightly toffee colored, three finger head that dissipates slowly with good retention. Lacing coats the whole glass as I sip.

S-Spiced fruits. Dates, figs, and bananas cooked with some spice. A very deep, malty sweetness follows that spicy fruit profile. I'm almost sensing no alcohol in the nose, they hid it very well.

T-The yeast shows up in the taste as it overpowers everything at the front. But it fades nicely resembling the nose from the spiced figs and dates then finishes off with a sweet, but a touch boozy, bite. Very complex and well balanced.

MF-The body is smooth, rich, filling but forgiving. A perfect balance between carbonation and thickness. A near perfect Quad

O-My new favorite Belgian Quad. It beats out Boulevard's, IMO.

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Photo of vmdominguez
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of JackMcAwesome
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed up a 750ml of this finally.

Poured it into my standard pint glass.

Look: Pours a deeply rich red with a two finger head that billows like clouds. The lacing is prominent and stays.

Smell: A dark cherry aroma is the foundation that also has a bit of yeast/malt to it. I was worried about it being in a mug and losing it's aroma early, but it stayed throughout, all the way to the final sip.

Taste: All sorts of things happening. The cherry is definitely there, with a bit of grape in some fashion. The alcohol takes a back seat and is hidden very well. It did not seem like a 9.70abv to me. The malt is featured really well and with the cherry, makes for a relaxing experience.

Feel: A heavy feel that's warming from the moment you drink it all the way down to your stomach. It shares a lot of features with a heavy dark wine in this manner, and with the low carbonation, reminded me of such.

Overall: My first quad, so I don't anything to compare it too, but if they are all like this, I'm in for a treat. I hope to delve more into this style in the future, but with summer fast approaching, I'll probably go with lighter styles for the time being. A good brew to curl up with in the winter.

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Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of YieldToNothing
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an ommegang chalice
dark brown with a creamy white head of about a half inch.
dried fruits in the smell, maybe a slight hint of caramel.
i get a little note of caramel in the taste as well, with that little quad "bite" in the aftertaste.
delicious, extremely well crafted quad. not quite as good as heavy hitter belgians, but certainly in the same ballpark.
definitely a winner an a beer i return to quite often.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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