Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
6,462 Ratings
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my Westy chalice. Murky caramel brown color with a thin, frothy head to it. Nice head retention to it as I drank it.

I get some cherry, raisin and a little grape to the aroma. The Belgian yeast gives it some earthy spice notes. It's got a great mix of lighter, crisp fruits and darker, sweeter fruits. The yeast spice brings it all together, and it comes together pretty perfectly.

The taste shows a little more of the lighter, crisp fruits up front with notes of grape and apple. The finish is where the darker fruits and malty flavors come out with some really good notes of cherry and caramel linger into the finish. The yeast spice is there throughout, but doesn't dominate. Again, the flavors really come together well.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and silky smooth. Carbonation is a little above average. Overall, it's a great version of the style. It's got a great range of flavors and they come together perfectly. Very drinkable and flavorful and a classic version of the style.

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Photo of slowdaddy
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of CommonRider
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of darkstar12
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle (2012 vintage) into a snifter-style glass

A: caramel color with one-finger light tan head. Some lacing.

S: cherry, raisin and caramel tones

T: cherries, caramel, sweet tones in the aftertaste. Perfectly balanced, and hides the alcohol well. Got event better as it warmed to room temperature.

M: great texture, good carbonation

O: Awesome, awesome beer. Savored and enjoyed every sip.

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Photo of leagr
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BryanK
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of boxofwar
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dhep16
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jumbopanda
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter
2011 vintage

A- Pours murky dark orange/brown with a one finger of a quickly dissipating head. Impressive alcohol legs.

S- A slight bitterness. A bunch of dark fruits and a bouquet of caramel notes. Some spiciness, some fruity esters. A touch of alcohol.

T- A nice touch of dark fruit flavors in this beer. There is a lot of figs and raisins. There a spicy rum like flavor that really enhances this beer. There is a complex and big variety of caramel and toffee notes. A fruity spiciness. caramel apples, fresh bread. Awesome stuff.

M- This is a big beer but drinks really well. It has high carbonation. It has a huge and silky smooth feel. Alcohol is well hidden but I can certainly feel it.

O- A great american take on a quad. The best version from over here I have had yet.

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Photo of CaryBrew92
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pma7779
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tadpole
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of acevenom
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. Pours dark reddish brown with a finger length off white head. Some tiny bubbles can be seen rising in the beer. I pick up the smell of alcohol, cherry, and sweet malts. Breadiness is a bit more prominent in the mouth that it was in the nose. The cherries also come through in the flavor pretty well and I do taste the alcohol. The beer is also a bit tart, which is expected since this is a blend of kriek and a Belgian quadruple. The body is full with strong carbonation. The alcohol has a nice warming feeling in the back of the mouth. It's a very pleasant sipper. This is an excellent beer. I would prefer a quadruple that is more true to the style, but this executes excellently.

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Photo of marshmeli
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kemoarps
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of tehchico
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of beerman240
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A. Deep red cherry cola, with a caramel hue

S. Smell is awesome,sweet cherry plums with a smokiness. The carbonation makes my nose smile.. Reminds me of a barley wine like a.J.W. Lees 2005!!

T. Similar to smell, But with alcohol. With the cherry smell in my nose and beer in mouth, getting an apricot not pomegranate euphoria. Just delightful with malty citrus

M. Surprisingly carbonated! Warm with alcohol (9.8%). no bad afterlife

O. Really enjoyed this bottle. As close to wine as it is, still would go well with a Rocky Patel(cigar). Will buy another bottle

Alabamian who is stoked about all the new beers "Free the hops" is getting in the state.. thanx guys!

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Photo of TheChief24
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JDizz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SciFritz
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of blubaja
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of shagal
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,462 ratings
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