Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quads of Fame Blind Taste Test

12oz bottle, born May 2012

A - Light amber with virtually no head. Acceptable for a High alcohol beer.
S - Raisin, caramel and hints of sugar plum. Pretty great nose actually.
T - One of the sweeter of the four. Brown sugar and green apple. Also a solid amount of alcohol burn.
M - Thinest mouthfeel, dry and champagne like.
O - We did the tasting blind, but we could totally tell which wasn't from Belgian. It's very good, but next to the other heavy weights, it can't compare.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark red-brown body. Excellent two finger light khaki head forms. Very dense and creamy in appearance, a swirl produces some nice lacing and retention as well as some alcohol legs. Aroma of cherries initially, then comes a wave of rich malts, caramel, dark candied fruits, toffee, brown sugar and spicy yeast. A touch of warming alcohol on the finish. Smooth and rich. Taste is ripe cherries, caramelized dark fruits, oak, brown sugar, and a yeasty finish. Incredibly delicious and smooth with all the right Quad notes. The finish has a light lactic twang, almost in the form of oxidation, but its very pleasant and complimentary. Mouth feel is creamy and medium bodied with the alcohol very well hidden. Overall this is hands down the best American made quad I have personally tired. It really does compete with the big Belgian quads.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage...

A: Pours a ruby red/brown with a half finger of khaki colored head. The foam fades quickly, and leaves only spotty lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: The nose is bread, yeast, slight berries, and booze. I get some over-ripened banana, but the notes listed above are the main scents.

T: It starts out sweet and boozy. I pick up the over-ripe banana, berry, and soaked bread notes right after. The finish is bread and booze.

M: Full bodied beer. This beer has some serious heft. It's like liquid alcoholic bread. Sweet and wet to start, semi-cloying, and the alcohol heat dries up the palate in the finish.

O: I'm not too enthused by this beer. Maybe quads just aren't my thing, but there are many a beer that I would rather drink. That being said... I suppose it is pretty spot on for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a goblet.

Beautiful pour. Pours amber with a swirling, slowly dissipating head. The pour is clearly dense and near-syrupy.

Aroma is quite strong. Very musty and basement-like, but also slightly sweet. I like and dislike it at the same time.

Really nice flavor here. The flavor's big, complex, yet approachable. There's a mild sourness, topped off by a solid sweetness. The finish is nicely tart, but not so much that it hurts your teeth. These are generalizations, but it's neat that this beer hits several flavor profiles. The tartness is certainly cherry flavored, and finishes very nicely and not too candy-like.

The best part of this brew is the dense, filling mouthfeel. It's perfect for a brew that hits so many flavor notes.

I like this brew- it's an approachable, yet very flavorful quad. I suppose it's become my "go to" quad. Good stuff.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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