Three Philosophers | Brewery Ommegang

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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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Ratings: 6,560 |  Reviews: 2,135
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured unto a tulip, why because I felt like it; plus it came with the beer (Ommegang signature tulip).

Smell: Absolute aroma...fruits, dark ones. Berries, sligfht banana, and malts.

Appearance: Dark semi-cloudy amber, head is a light orange bubbly but not thick roughly 1/2"

Taste: Not too bitter, light yeast and almost like a hoppy sweet. Very smooth and evident in alcohol.

Mouth: Light-medium carbonation, perfect balance that just compliments the taste.

Overall: Incredibly well crafted beer which gets better and better as you get towards the end of the glass. It is hard to rate this beer but not hard to love it. I truly hope you all enjoy...Salud!

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a Stella glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. A nice reddish brown color with little clarity and some signs of carbonation coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: Super dark fruits and booze on the nose. Figs, plums, dates, raisins, cherries, bananas, caramel and bready malts. This stuff smells awesome.

Taste: Fruity flavors are all blended together nicely and alcohol booziness is in the back of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little dry, and the alcohol is noticeable.

Overall: This beer is a good quad. I know there are others that are better, but this one is easily accessible and happy with me. I love the fact that the beer can warm up and still taste delicious and the aromas and flavors stand out more than when this review was originally started.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Three Philosophers from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,560 ratings