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:
#1,408
Reviews:
2,106
Ratings:
6,454
Liked:
5,720
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
11.57%
Alströms:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
1,629
Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,454 |  Reviews: 2,106
Photo of BMMillsy
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good beer, but could use a little more complexity. Pours a deep red color with a fluffy white head. Not much detectable aroma, but some slight cherry on the nose. Heavy cherry flavor, but not overly sweet, which is well done. Nothing really stands out here but the cherry and it is somewhat one-dimensional. No spice or yeast as I would expect from the style. Excellent dark red color and perfect mouthfeel. Slight alcohol warmth. Good, but won't go out of my way for it. Doesn't fit the build of a quad that I expect, but a very good beer. Dial down the cherry, please.

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Photo of Phacoman
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kew
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mitch3114
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of gmfessen
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Chimay chalice, Three Philosophers is a deep cherry-brown red color with a milkshake thick off-white head. The nose speaks of a huge beer with a strong malty backbone with bits of dark fruit and slight burning of alcohol. The flavor follows suit with a very strong malty-alcohol flavor with a backdrop of cherry sweetness and tartness that finishes very dry. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a minimal yet creamy carbonation and as previously stated has a very dry finish. Overall another great beer by Ommegang, I will intentionally go out of my way for anything they brew.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, 2012
Victory tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown (mahogany) color. Half finger of off white/light tan head. Goo carbonation. Tiny bubbles stream up the sides of glass.

S: Getting the dark fruits: raisin, prune, plum, fig, etc. But then you get that tart cherry notes behind it.

T: Interesting brew. On the tip of the tongue I get those raisin and fig notes. Nice rich Quad. Then you get the cherry tartness very mildly in the mid mouth. The carbonation really helps to clear the palate on this beer. Seems much lower than nearly 10%. On the close, it's fairly dry but leaves you with that lingering fig and cherry note.

M: Medium leading to full bodied. But the carbonation makes it lighters actually. It's spritzy.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of MDDMD
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy brown color with a light tan head and good lacing

S-malt, dark fruit, caramel, hints of alcohol

T-dark fruit, malt, cherries, raisins, caramel

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth with alcohol well-blended

O-a nice quad with good balance of flavors, improves with warming

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Photo of Sudsy_Malone
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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