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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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz From Ommegang 12 pack Sampler

A- Hazy brown with ruby hues. Nice three finger head which lasts forever! Phenomenal lacing which sticks to the glass.

S- Sweet and boozy! Hints of alcohol combined with malty sweetness.

T- Think sweet malts. Light herb flavors with cherry tartness that fades again into fruity sugars.

M- Unbelievable smoothness throughout. Full bodied and creamy. Enough of a hop to balance things out.

O- A great, complex brew. Definitely one to sip and enjoy! I will definitely purchase more and age it in my cellar! One of the best quads I have had!
Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of streetcommander
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served at 46F

Quaffed from a German made lager glass.

Appearance is hazy and mollassasy with brown head.

Nose is of sour milk and Belgium yeast...not appealing

Flavor profile is fantastic and complex. Belch is phenominal. But, the beer is destroyed by a syrupy and sweet texture and flavor which overpowers all the positive attributes.

Flat and syrupy sweet, are the lasting impressions. Terrible outcome for such a well flavored brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of rangerred
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Poured into an Ommegang tulip.

Pours a murky reddish brown with a solid two finger tan head. Great head retention from the abundant carbonation.

Tart cherries on the aroma along with other dark fruits. Some licorice along with wood and a faint whiff of alcohol. Some sherry qualities as well.

The flavor, to me, is a little bit of a let-down. Some dark cherry along with a bit of an oxidized sherry character that clashes a little bit. Lots of dark fruit; dates and figs and a little wood. Alcohol is present throughout and I am a little disappointed it has not mellowed in all this time. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel makes this one a sipper.

Overall, not as good as I remember this beer being when I had it several years ago. It just seems like the flavors don't meld well. A decent beer but I will probably skip over it for some Belgian quads in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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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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