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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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

Brewed by:
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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A - Pours a burgundy with a quickly receding one finger white head that becomes a ring around the edges of the glass. Left no lacing.

S - Sweet candied sugars, followed by dates and cherries. Somewhat floral, with a moderate alcohol twang.

T - Lots of cherry up front followed by a small amount og sugar and alcohol. Dates come through in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with almost no carbonation.

O - Overall, better than Chimay and Abt 12, but it isn't a Rochefort 12. I'd have again. Savor from a snifter!

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IF you are like me and love Oktoberfests and find it hard to find a Marzen in the spring Summer.. then this would be a great choice. More body, and and ale instead of a lager. BUt the flavor and aromas are close.

A fairly dry beer due to the high ABV, but also a robust and malty one with only the most needed amount of hops. Sweet but not overly so, a very balanced beer for the malt lovers out there.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,503 ratings
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