Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
BA SCORE
88.6%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 6,454 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,406
Reviews:
2,106
Ratings:
6,454
Liked:
5,720
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
11.57%
Alströms:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,628
Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,454 |  Reviews: 2,106
Photo of fx20736
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice, served at cellar temp.

Coca-Cola Brown with a thin brown sugar colored head not much lacing.

aroma of vanilla, cherries and a slight boozy aroma.

mouthfeel is soft but full.

taste: fruity including cherries, vanilla, some oak with a burnt brown sugar taste like toffee and an alcoholic warming finish.

Notes; fruity, boozy and sweet. This is tasty but I wonder how this would taste after cellaring for a few years.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ST: 750ml poured into a chalice.

A: Brown with a hint of red; the head is slightly off-white and about a fingernail tall.

S: Malty sweetness, crisp cherries, caramel, raspberry, sweet dough.

T: Starts out with nice cherry mixing with sweet malt. The finish starts with bread and caramel and transitions into a boozy finish.

M: Medium to heavy.

O: Tasty. A good blend of flavors that leaves some warmth in your belly, Three Philosophers goes through, roughly, three phases. Cheery, bread, and booze. The boozy end might be blended better, but it doesn't detract enough to find heavy fault (it is 9.7% after all).

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Moss
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a reddish brown. Tan, two finger head which didn't take long to go down but left nice lacing.

S - Smells sweet with a cherry, fruity smell. Right on point with what you would expect a great quadrupel to smell like.

T - Sweet, cherries and other fruits from the yeast and kriek. Taste slight liquorice. Complex taste that is up there with the best quadrupels. Slight spiceyness to it.

M - Medium to heavy bodied but has a good amount of carbonation tickling my tounge.

O - Very good tasty quadrupel and very glad I got it. Would definitely age one if I could. This one was bottled 6 months ago so I feel like aging this would be excellent. Drink by date is 5 years later. Only thing I could say about this is I would prefer slightly less carbonation.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 88.6% out of 100 with 6,454 ratings
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