Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

6,435 Ratings
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear dark amber color with two fingers of off white head.

S: Strong prune aroma in this beer - dark fruits really dominate the smell. As i keep smelling, i get some dark cherry and a hint of sour cherry with the prines. I get a bit of clove and orange bitters in the background, but it's faint.

T: Prunes are still quite strong in the flavor, but the beer is a bit brighter than I expected based on the aroma. I get dark cherries, a bit of toffee, and a nice, subtle sour cherry finish. Spices are fairly restrained until the finish, where I get a nice clove flavor to add some complexity and balance. As the beer warms up, I get more and more spices - cloves, cardamom, and orange bitters. No hint of ABV.

M: Medium thickness for the style with strong carbonation.

O: Age has done this beer well. I got no boozy taste whatsoever, and the yeast brought out some nice spiciness, particularly in the aftertaste. This is the best American Quad I've ever had, but I don't think that's as good of a compliment as most would.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,435 ratings.
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