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:
6,413
Reviews:
2,094
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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385
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and some slight sour cherry aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight roast flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but fairly strong.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark reddish brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves some average lacing on the glass.

The aromas begin with dark caramel, brown sugar and some slighly darker roasted malts. As it warms you get a lot of dark cherry and prune with emerging Belgian yeast spicy phenols.

The tastes initally brings a burst of dark sour cherries that is tempered by the sweetness of caramelized brown sugar. As it warms there is a strong Belgian yeast spiciness coupled with a hearty bready malt backbone.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall there is a semi-dry, slightly sticky finish.

Overall I am just not toally sold on this beer. This particular bottle is around 4 years old but I still don't feel the flavor profile has melded enough. The cherries conflict with the lighter (for the style) base beer malt bill and seems a bit artificial in cherry flavor. almost medicinal.

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served in tulip glass

A: dark dark amber with an off white head.

S: cherry wine smell, kinda like a pinot noir. some other deep fruity aromas in there.

T: sweet cherry malt with a little bit of bitterness. Taste hits your entire tongue. A little sour/tart. Very full tasting beer. the alcohol sticks out a bit too.

M: Mild aftertaste, barely anything. Kind of a wine finish to be honest. Still taste the cherry though.

O: Delicious belgian-style ale. I enjoyed drinking it

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,413 ratings.
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