Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
6,518 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:
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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a chalice. 2011 bottle bought at Stein's in New Orleans. A nightcap.

A: Dark amber with maybe a finger of head that's gone almost instantly. The head drops into a blanket of bubbles and creamy, lacy haze covering the surface. Lacing doesn't cling, but descends. Very active bubbles.

S: Kriek whiff is overwhelming at first, then mellows gradually. Candied cherries, grapes. This is admittedly less insane smelling than expected.

T: Wow. Cherries on the front end (slightly medicinal), then it slowly develops into a malty, rich, beautifully complicated taste. Incredible as it warms; every sip is different.

M: Pretty carbonated -- it dances around on your palate. Slightly numbing. A little sticky as it warms.

O: Three Philosophers is exciting and anyone with access owes themselves to at least a single. Obviously you're probably not going to drink the four-pack. This is the ideal nightcapper and does what an excellent beer is supposed to do: make you feel alive and aware.

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Yummy yummy yummy

Though the pour from the glass and the smell not is something to write about the taste and overall diamention of this beer is.

The taste was pleasant and pairs well with both meat & fish.

Compaired to other whites, it left a wonderful after taste that makes you want more. The Belgians really know their beer!

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,518 ratings