Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) | Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has that screw on thing, with a cork on it. It pours with a one finger off white head that retains pretty well and then laces nicely. The body is translucent and you can see bubbles rise to the top.

It smells of figs, cloves, bananas, cherries. It has a deep complex flavor where at smelling it it smells very fruity and heavy.

At first taste it is very very complex as it is a quad. As you continue to taste it you can taste cloves and bananas and figs that dissect and come out on their own. It also has cherries and other fruits as flavors that come out.

It is carbonated but not a whole lot. It feels heavy which makes it one of those beers that you drink a bit of and wait a bit and drink some more. Its not one of those that goes down smooth and quenches thirst. Its a complex thing to be tasted and evaluated.

Overall, its not one of those everyday beers but one of those every once in a great while. I like the tastes but the fruitiness is not something Im used to so I have to get used to it, but overall its good and enjoyable.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,525 ratings