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:
6,446
Reviews:
2,104
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The nose is a gorgeous combination of jammy figs, raisins, faint white pepper, dried cherries, and a slight hint of booze. The more Belgian-inspired elements of raisins and figs intensity with the passage of time and a slight clove-like sprinkle reveals itself toward the rear end with sufficient airation.

The palate emulates the nose to the dot. A plethora of dried dark fruit is accompanied by shy accentuations of yeast-derived white pepper and clove, with cherry entering the fray late in the game. Whereas I expected booze-burn to accompany the range of flavors and the ABV sported by this beer, it ends somewhat bitter-sweet, with the end result favoring the drier end of the spectrum; if only I could go back ten years in time and tell my young self to enjoy the shit out of this beer for what it is.

Medium-bodied with a gorgeous creamy initial mouthfeel. The heat is slightly present on the tip of the tongue after a few sips but it's not at all an inconvenience to the overall drinking experience.

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
4.12 out of 5 based on 6,446 ratings.
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