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:
6,445
Reviews:
2,104
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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Photo of Sam21
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle. Bottled in June of 2010. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance - Ruby hued body with excellent clarity and head retention. A thick moderately creamy cap of tan foam presents very well in the glass.

Smell - The aroma is a rich mix of raisins, fig, a touch of cherry, and a deep brooding malt sweetness. Everything is rounded off by Belgian yeast notes. Wonderful pinch of spice.

Taste - Spicy clove up front with rich waves of malt sweetness that is accented by a lightly tart touch of cherry. The cherry blend is perfectly balanced and adds just enough character. As this beer warms, the dark fruit become deliciously complete and the complexity of the malt leads into a long sweet finish with cherry and spice lingering for a long time. Fig and raisin are the most prominent fruit tones.

Mouthfeel - Light fluffy carbonation accent a medium body. Really pleasant as it warns and becomes a bit more juicy and full.

Overall - This beer is a great dessert by itself. Very rich, complex, sweet, and interesting. Ommegang does a great job with this beer and the nearly two years of age have brought the raisiny sweetness even more to the forefront. The yeasty spice is the perfect accent to this sweetness and really helps this beer shine. Simply fantastic!

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of sommersb
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 03-11-2012
Freshness: 2011 Vintage
Packaging: 750 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Ommegang cervoise glass
Purchased: Received as a gift

Got this for Christmas in a gift box with 2 other bottles and the elegant glass.

Appearance: Dark copper color, hazy clarity, with a big off-white head. Retention is good with a beautiful Belgian lace.

Smell: Malty sweet caramel and molasses aromas. Also smells of wood/oak and dark fruits: cherry, raisin and figs.

Taste: Rich and malty, with caramel and brown sugar. Sweet cherries, oak, and ripened dark fruits. Nice Belgian yeast flavor; the beer gets more complex as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with medium to high carbonation. Finishes sweet, malty and rich, with oak and dark cherry notes. The alcohol is hidden well in this beer.

Overall: A rich malty treat; a superb ale I would recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For whatever reason I only bought a single of this when there was a 750ml available... That was a mistake.

A - Pours a slightly hazy ruby red, thumb of golden amber head, solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet cherries, musty caramel, hints of cloves, dark fruits, dried raisins, grape skins and earthy leafy green hop notes.

T - Full flavoured and very rich, loads of caramel, hints of musty grapes, raisin notes and the cherries are subdued but come through nonetheless. The ABV is well hidden and hints of fruity yeast linger on the palette.

M - Light bodied ale, smooth going down and finishes wet.

O - Top notch quad, full flavoured, hint of ABV warmes the belly, and the cherries add a nice touch on the finish. I certainly won't make the same mistake twice.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,445 ratings.
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