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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
6,480 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hard to believe that after close to 650 beers I haven't tried this one, but here it goes. Pours a cloudy ruby red color, nice thick head.. looks great in the glass. Estery smell with some dark fruit aromas. Taste is medium bodied and super complex. It takes a couple of sips and some real patience to even dissect them all. Prunes, grapes, chocolate, coffee, cherry.. all blended together in a hearty tasty brew. Finishes super smooth a tinge of alcohol. A great sipping and night cap beer, will definitely try it again in the future, worthy getting for sure.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that originally attracted me to good beer.

A - Darkish brown brew that has an opaque character representative of the style. About a half inch of khaki head that lasts throughout the session and produces a nice lace profile. Some sediment is seen floating near the bottom of the chalice indicative of Belgian yeast strains.

S - As expected for a Quad, negligible hop contribution/bitterness. The sweetness of darker fruits is the dominant element here. Some licorice, caramel, and hints of cinnamon are present.

T - Foreshadowed by the aroma, dark fruit represents most of the flavor. Plum, red pear, raisin, fig, and some faint grape make up this niche. Some hop bitterness is present, but barely noticeable.

M - The blatant pioneers of this beer (dark fruits) are what linger in the aftertaste. Complex Belgian yeasts fill in any gaps to make this a truly full-bodied beer. Some sweet malt character presents itself here as well.

O - Despite not being made in Belgium, this beer represents the accuracy and precision with which Ommegang produces tasty Belgian-style ales. Three Philosophers is better than many Belgian quads despite being US-made and it is definitely my favorite American quad.

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Aroma: thick, yeasty, fermented apples and maybe raisins

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,480 ratings
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