Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

6,429 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.92/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer may be my favorite quad i ever had. I have had several bottles since my first one, and they have such a smooth hint of cherry on the back end with no boozy taste that can be found in other quads. As the beer warms the flavors really start to open up. It poured amber colored into a belgian tulip with a nice two finger head. First sip and i knew i was hooked.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy light garnet pour creates a lofty three finger head that didn't seem to be in a rush to leave. Lace decorated the glass long after the beer was gone.

Nose hints of dark cherries among other fruity scents along with a slight bit of a musty aroma.

Fruity flavor, slightly sweet, a bit of octane and caramel and a genteel finish. Velvety mouthfeel with mild carbonation...A cultured brew to be sure. Very nice.

If I ever win Lotto, this would have a designated spot on my shelves forevermore.

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3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served: 750 ml. bottle brewed in 2006 and cave aged in Howe Caverns in upstate New York from 1/07-9/07.
A: Hazy with a mahogany, brown/garnet red color. No head with minimal lacing, almost no carbonation.
S:Dark fruits, cherries, figs, and bready aromas
T: Port, dark fruits, figs, cherries, and undertones of chocolates.
M: Full to medium creamy mouthfeel. The minimal carbonation gives this almost a cordial feel.
O: Holy shit! I can't believe how well this beer ages. A fucking treat for sure! Almost five years in the making! Seeing one of my all time favorite quads aged for almost five years is completely mindblowing. Age one and see for yourself. I hope I don't offend too many people with the f-bombs. This is an absolutely amazing revelation!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving:served from a 12 oz bottle into a small tulip glass.
Appearance: dark amber color with a nice head.
Smell:immediate heavy notes of cherry and lighter notes of fig, also a malty smell.
Taste: earthy, heavy notes of fig, cherries, dates. Great beer.
Overall- A great Belgium style beer, not too shabby considering it is made in the heart of NY state.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into an RR -tion glass.

Appearance - Deep ruby body with an ample off-white head. Two to three fingers at least. Good retention and a smidgen of lacing.

Smell - Banana esters, cloves, some cherries. I feel like the cherries cover the malt aromas that would really round it out nicely.

Taste - Bananas, apple, and cherries again. A very nice fruit flavor that again lacks a bit of depth that some stronger caramel malt would solve. It's certainly more prevalent in the flavor than the taste, but still leaves a bit to be desired. Earthy dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Very highly carbonated that distracts a bit from the flavor. Looking for more of a slick mouthfeel to enhance the depth of flavors.

Overall - Perhaps my review is a bit harsh, because it tastes great. American Quads are always missing just a hint of something, but I love the style, so it's tough to criticize too much.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,429 ratings.
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