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:
6,435
Reviews:
2,101
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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387
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a goblet. 2011 bottle

Appearance: Murky reddish brown in color with a finger of a light tan head that dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell: Dark fruit, plum, raisins, cherry, banana bread. Alcohol is hidden fairly well.

Taste: Cherry, dark fruit, Belgian yeast spiciness. Starts out sweet but is balanced nicely with a tart cherry finish. Alcohol is bit more present in the taste, but still masked very well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Carbonation is on the lighter side of medium. Really nice mouthfeel.

Overall: One of the best American quads I've had. Doesn't quite reach the level of some of the authentic Belgian offerings, but it's not too far behind. Definitely worth picking up a bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a lightly murky chestnut hue. Head is a modestly sized blanket of foam. Mild lacing speckles and dots.

S-Sweet, bready and fruity. I get some bruised bananas, banana bread and molasses.

T-More of the same. Not picking up much pure cherry elements. I get more dark fruit and banana bread. I guess there is some lingering black cherry in there? The flavor is pretty decent but I am picking up some metallic notes. Also the booze is pretty noticeable.

M-Medium-full. Massaging bubbles. Booze dries you out a bit. The feel is mostly creamy. It has nice texture. Aftertaste lingers.

O/D-Not bad. The subtle cherry nuance is actually pretty cool; I'd rather have that as opposed to a cough-syrup cherry overload. Its a pleasant take on the Quad. Probably won't be running back for more anytime soon.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang - Three Philosophers - 1pt 9.4fl oz "bomber"

Look - Excellent re-branding, the pictures here on BA haven't been updated yet, but I love the new marketing. This brew pours like a dark burnt caramel with a thick, frothy head. When held up, only a faint glow is seen. When held directly in front of a light, the entire brew illuminates red.

Smell - Sweet scent of cherries with a hint of malt, smells hearty and big.

Taste - Malty bite with a smooth cherry finish, the first thing that came to mind from the bite was nicknaming it a "cherry porter".

Mouthfeel - Leaves a bit of a burnt taste, pleasing though, but depends on your preferences I would say. This brew would definitely pair well with something creamy or cheesy.

Overall - Another one of Ommegang's great brews (I don't think I have ever had one I didn't like). This particular brew is a little heartier than my usual preference, but nonetheless, if I had to choose a full bodied brew of this style, I'd pick this one.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours hazy amber caramel color with a frothy beige head. Fades into a slick of film with spotty lacing left behind.

Candied dark fruits, raisins and dates. Warm almost solventy booze character, bready malts and burnt sugar with cherries.

Sweet and warm up front with a plethora of dark fruits and cherries. Raisins, dates and figs with some burnt sugar tones. Strong alcohol presence on the back end with a hefty backbone driven by caramel and fruit. Finishes hot and sweet.

Fuller body, decent carbonation, sticky and heavy on the tongue. Rich, boozy and a bit cumbersome - the love for this beer has always been a little difficult for me to understand.

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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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