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:
6,435
Reviews:
2,101
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark reddish brown in color with some ruby red highlights and light to moderate amounts of visibel carbonation when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall medium creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits (raisins and cherries) along with some spices. The smell intensifies as the beer warms and the presence of the alcohol can be observed at that point.

T: The flavor is similar to the smell but with a very strong sweet malt body. There is a heavy presence of dark fruits (raisin) as well as a strong amount of cherry flavors. Some light notes of spices can be detected as well. Unique flavor combination.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: This is a really enjoyable beer and was probably my first introduction to the style - I still really enjoy the addition of the cherries. A wonderful sipping beer but this one will sneak up on you.

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle (2011).

A: Pours a deep reddish-mahogany with a frothy tan head.

S: Syrupy cherry and grape, dark grain and a heavy deep maltiness. Notes of brown sugar, vanilla, buttery sweetness, more dark fruit, mild sweet spice.

T: Complex yet slightly harsh. Juicy cherry and grape esters as expected from a quad with a bit of kriek in it. Brown sugar, prune, and anise. Slight unpleasant roasted note and a harsh yet quick bite of alcohol. Buttery and fruity in the finish.

M: Lively carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Pretty complex but has some flaws in the flavor.

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

10.79 USD for 750 ml Bottle
Poured into 3 philosophers glass

Appearence: yellow when thin but has a dark red hue when your glass is full. Nice co2

Aroma: Fruit, funk, definantly smell the kriek, no hops, no diacetyl, mild spiciness.

Taste: Smooth, sweet maltiness. No hops, Mixture of the belgian spicyness and sour funk. Mild alcohol. Very nice. Almost like a wine beer.

Mouthfeel: Full, Smooth, Then dries out nicely.

Overall: Very good beer for Late night sipping. Probably wont buy another, well.. Maybe for cellaring and waiting for a special occasion

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look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a chalice glass. Pours a deep burgundy, brown with lots of large yeasty sediment held in suspension. Very dense. Looks great with a big tan head with medium lacing. Unfortunately, the appearance is the most impressive of this beer. The nose is cherry syrup and it just eats up everything else. The yeast in the background, the malt, all are eaten alive by the cherry on this nose. I just couldn’t get past it. The cherry eases up on the first taste. There is lots of fruit ester, phenols, and of course, cherry. It’s very fizzy, and very big on the palate and finishes quite dry. Maybe some time in the cellar would improve this beer by mellowing out that cherry, but as it was, it just wasn't for me.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,435 ratings.
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