Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

6,427 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to an Ommegang glass. 1/24/2012 bottle date.

A dark, muddy brown color, with some amber and ruby that pokes through when held up to the light. Poured about a finger of khaki colored head and then dissipated in to a nice later of foam on top of the beer.

The burn of alcohol is very apparent, but then notes of dark fruit and cherries come out. Mainly the booze and cherries, though.

The booziness mellows out while drinking. Fruitiness of tart cherries, raisins, and prunes. Fairly malty-sweet but not in an unpleasant way. Lingering bitterness at the end that finishes clean.

Medium-heavy body with a creamy amount of carbonation. very smooth and all flavors finish very clean.

Very drinkable and the taste of the alcohol is subdued just enough so you know you're drinking something high, but it doesn't taste like straight ethanol. All of the flavors have their place. Delightful.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: bottle poured into a clear glass beer mug.

Appearance: a turbid mucky brown. some debris suspended in the beer. some carbonation. fast dissipating light head. no lacing.

Smell: fruity almost cidery.

Taste: fruity sour belgiany spiciness. similar to a trappist ale.

Mouthfeel: a little prickle on the tip of the tongue. medium bodied.

Overall: great beer. closely resembles the trappist beers. delicious.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,427 ratings.
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