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:
6,423
Reviews:
2,096
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
387
Gots:
1,604
For Trade:
24
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Ratings: 6,423 |  Reviews: 2,096
Photo of TownDunkel
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'd been itching to try this one, just had to wait for pay day to enjoy it!

Appearance - A really smart reddish brown, i guess a bit of the fruit coming out in it. Also, a heavy cream head that tops it off.

Smell - Cherries, tobacco, wheat tones. Really top of the line scents

Taste - Smooth, luscious, and complex.

Mouthfeel - Good feel that sticks around but only seems like the cherry taste is there. I wish the complexity could have stuck around

Overall - This is a nice beer, I would make this a daily drinker if I won the lottery

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JimTeal
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yumm, yumm. Malted banana nut bread in a bottle. This is a very acceptable and drinkable beer, far from excellent but very good. The first scents of both banana and with a nutty subaroma make this one intriguing. Upon further review as I enjoy this beer, it does hang in to a nice flavor, well worth giving a try. I have developed a big soft spot for quads anyway, so anytime I try one this accomplished and up front I just relax, enjoy and don't overanalyze. The Liefmans Kreik is right there and adds a bit of mystery to the overall finish, Enjoy this one with a friend, it's special, different and I'll comment later on it's aging properties.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Resuin
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750 mL served into a Golden Monkey Goblet. This is a 2012, so still relatively young.

Appearance: This beer pours a lovely cherry-wood color and leaves about a half-inch of off-white head. The beer's deep, rich, dark mahogany color is one to behold, I am a fan of the look.

Smell: Surprising underwhelming, but not in a bad way. Definitely some cherry in there, but not overpowering by any means. Some oak, caramel, pleasant.

Taste: Woody, the alcohol definitely isn't overbearing but adds to the taste. Finishes with a crisp cherry flavor. The cherry really ties this beer together, and separates it from other, more traditional quads.

Mouth-feel: A good amount of carbonation in this one, pretty smooth for this type of beer. I am a big fan of the feel of this one, the carbonation is very well balanced - not light but lighter than most quads.

Overall: A great version of a Belgian Quad. I really think the cherries add to this beer and make it a strong, unique brew.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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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 tviz33
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle, served in a goblet.

A- Pours a slightly hazy brownish red covered by a dense one finger off white head.

S- Not an overpowering nose, but enjoyable, filled with dark fruits and of course, cherries. The alcohol peaks in here.

T- Any alcohol noticed in the smell is not present in the taste. The mouth is filled with an awesome complex of sweet dark fruits, cherries, caramel, and Belgian yeast spice. I love this, plain and simple.

M- Mouthfeel is spot on. Full-bodied with a small amount of carbonation, but just enough to tickle the tongue. Creamy and delicious.

O- My favorite quad and one of my overall favorite beers in general. Simply a wonderful way to end a night.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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Photo of Apellonious
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pt 9.4 fl oz bomber

A- Pours a reddish brown, cloudy, with a fluffy one finger head

S - bananas, clove, cherry, spices, sugar

T - Malts, dark fruit, mild booze, more of the same as the nose

M - Carbonation is great, heft is spot on

O - There is something sinister here, though it seems to be a pretty straight ahead take on the style. May revisit the review after the 2nd glass.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,423 ratings.
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