Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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

750 mL btl. Poured at just below cellar temp.

clear bronzy brown with a light ruby hue. Thick dimpled head with amazing lacing. Lively carbonation maintains head extremely well.

Smells warm and boozy, candy sugars and herbal notes. Lacks a punch that wows me.

Quad sweet with a candy cherry and hints of cocoa. surprisingly effervescent fruitiness. Light herbs, but it comes more from the body rather than real flavours pushing through. Ever so slight cherry lambic tartness that comes and goes. long clingy sweet and lightly bitter finish of fruit sugars and very little hop resin. Great yeasty-ness that will only grow in time.

Heavy and syrupy. Smooth and creamy with a hugely warming alcoholic evaporation quality.

Great quad, the lambic addition gives a relative lightness at points but at 2% I is just enough; but it could have used .5-1% more. It will age amazingly. Both in the yeasty depth and lightness from the lambic. Good now but great later. Overall is just under a 4 but not quite worth it yet.

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Appearance: Completely opaque dark brown and maroon hue with a fizzy tan head.

Aroma: Nice sweet cherries above classic Quad hints of chocolate. Like a chocolate covered cherry but actually pretty light on aroma.

Taste: So many flavors and pleasantly complex. Chocolate, apricot, strawberry, bread, and black cherry. Very smooth and nicely done.

Mouthfeel: Full in body but the high level of effervescence makes the palate a little lighter and more easily drinkable.

Final Thoughts: A really good Quad from an American brewery. Would I drink it again? Yes, if it's reasonably priced.

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Cracked opened a 12oz bottle today, a 2012. 9.8 abv

A: reddish amber with a nice off white head that is still lingering. Can't see through the glass.

S: Massive fruity notes especially cherries, I'm getting some notes of raisins, plums, figs, and grapefruit. also getting some caramel aroma. The aroma is amazing!!!! it has that gunk dirty aroma that you need in a Belgian style quad.... and Ommegang hit it spot.

T: Cherry, caramel, and toffee goodness. It is nicely balanced and all the flavors mellow out. It has a hint of butterscotch (just a bit not over powering). The drink-ability on this beer is amazing. at 9.8% abv. It is hard to tell. The cherry is truly bold and great.

M: feels cleansed, zesty, refreshed. It a bit tangy from the mild bitterness, but over all a great feeling

O: Where I am you can usually get a 4pack for around $15 or a bomber for around $10.99. So is it worth it? Yes. this is one of the best sipping beers you will find.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
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