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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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle into a pint snifter shared with friends.

A: brownish red amber. Off white head has good retention and lacing.

S: very fruit-forward, cherry, dark fruit rot, molasses and brown sugar as well.

T: distinctly a Belgian Quad, not nearly as fruity as the nose. Certainly some brown sugar and roasty malt notes, very mild in the fruit.

M: medium bodied, good carbonation, pretty smooth with a fair amount of crispness.

O: good ale, Quad is not my favorite style but I certainly appreciate the intricacies of this one. Would recommend.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - very nice ruby color with brighter hints of red around the edges. Head is a frothy off white that seems to want to stick around

S - smell is of dark fruits like raisons and plums. Has a small hint of alcohol but nothing overbearing

T - a lot more alcohol in the taste. It actually overpowers the fruit a bit. The fruit taste that does come through does not hang around for too long. It's still a very good tasting beer though.

M - does not really coat the mouth but does leave a spicy sensation on the lips after having a few sips. The aftertaste lingers from quite some time on this brew.

O - overall, another nice beer from Ommegang. It's a beer I would drink if it were available but wouldn't be jumping over the bar to get at like a Trappistes Rochefort

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a 5 oz sampler glass in a gastropub in Orange, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high; I've been pretty impressed with Ommegang in the past.

A: Pours a half finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a textbook copper; nontransparent.

Sm: Caramel, milk, lovely amber hops, and incredible dark fruit - the best aspect of the aroma. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lovely candied sugar, dark fruit (albeit unfortunately light in the balance), dominant heavy amber hops, and cream. The promise of the aroma, unfortunately, is unfulfilled. I do love the dark fruit that is present, but I wish there was more. Overall, it's complex, well-balanced, and nicely built.

Mf: Smooth, pleasant, and wet. Suits the flavour nicely. A bit too milky.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. Very flavourful and pleasant. Quite nice.

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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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