Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
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6,503 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:
Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, an authentic cherry ale from Belgium. Cherry chestnut in color, it's opaque but not cloudy with full carbonation topped by a smooth, tan head. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar, dark fruits, brandied raisins and chocolate, Three Philosophers has notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. The mid-palate shows a soft malt center which gives way to a dry, warm, wine-like finish.

The complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully, as spicy sherry and port notes should intensify.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,473
Reviews:
2,119
Ratings:
6,503
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
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389
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1,658
Trade:
22
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle labeled 2012 to a pint glass.

A-Looks exactly like a Belgian Quad which I have always been partial too. Deep ambers and rubys swirl together under a massive head that has a delicious chocolate tint.

S- Again smells almost identical to a Trappist Belgain quad with very deep dark fruits that are complimented nicely by the alcoholic undertones. The malts are present throughout all the nose and are consistently appreciated.

M-Not as creamy as I would have liked. That is not necessarily a characteristic of Quad's, it is simply a personal preference.

T-Very nice American Quad. The fruits shine through first and foremost with a different note on every sip. Cherry is very apparent, but the more I drank the more the citrus became noticeable. The malts are a touch too smokey for me that leave just a bit too harsh of an aftertaste, but over all very nice.

O-One of the best American Quad's I have had. Not quite up to Belgian standards, but hardly anything is. A very complex taste that deserves a seasoned palate to appreciate.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,503 ratings
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