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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) by Brewery Ommegang
Quadrupel
9.80 % ABV


 
Review by RedHaze on 07/28/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 0
Pours a very dark ruby red, with a thick tan two finger head that gently fades away to a thick cap that leaves behind tons of lace. Smells of toffee, spices and a little cherry. Taste is a slightly sugary, malty and a mildly sour cherry. Had to keep myself from drinking it to fast with it being almost 10% ABV. Really good in all. I'll be keeping some of this on hand all the time

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 0
Old Review

Acquired this bottle at Whole Foods in Buckhead burrow of Atlanta, GA. Poured into a goblet.

App: Poured a dark amber with a cloudy body. Had a full, off white head that remained for duration of the tasting.

S: Clean, slight black cherry aroma with malt.

T: Malt is the initial flavor with the slightest amount of alcohol. Cherries finish it off.

M: Smooth and rich on the palate. No lingering flavors and carbonation is perfect. The added lambic did not create too much carbonation.

D: I could drink this all day. From start to finish, this beer is almost perfect.

Be careful with cooling this beer, it loses a lot if it is too cold. If you don't have a way to regulate temperature, I would cool in fridge and leave out until it is a bit above the 50 degree cellar temp. The flavors really pop when the beer is warm.


Served In: Bottle

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 0
Pours a somewhat cloudy ruby to brownish color, with a nice tall almond colored head that reduces to a everlasting ring around the glass. Persistent, active bubbles from the depths--lacing clings to the glass.

Lightly aromatic--kinda caught me off guard a bit. Aromas of fruit-dark fruit, dripping sweet malts, yeast and you know, I really do catch a hint of tart cherries. Nice!!

Heck of a flavor punch here... all kinds of malt action. Fruity, a bit sweet, balanced with a touch of cherry sourness and an alcohol warmth in the finish.

Listing towards full in body, Smooth, almost creamy/sticky mouthfeel. Lush, complimenting carbonation, with a touch of boozy warmth. Fantastic.

I enjoyed this, and will again, and again, and again.
Fantastic with about 4 years on it.
Recommended.

Served In: Goblet

Review by joe1510 on 11/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 10 18 5 8 0
750ml. Bottle
2005

Three Philosophers poured a muddy copper. Bright ruby highlights when held to the light. There was 1 finger off white head that faded fairly quickly to a light sprinkling of foam along the top. Looks like it will be very flavorful. Kind of mysterious and inviting. I cant wait to see what flavors will come out of this.

When I popped the cork I smelled the bottle and it smelled exactly like a chocolate covered cherry. When poured into the glass a lot more scents came along. I still smell the chocolat although it did die down slightly. Theres damp soil, spice from the yeasts, a sweetness, and cherries coming through faintly at the end. For some reason every now and then I'll smell it and get scents I associate with a spiced cider but only occasionally.

The taste is really good. There's so much going on it's hard to describe but I'll give it a shot. There is a punch in the mouth right up front which quickly mellows into all kinds of flavors. I'm picking up sweet malts, an earthiness/musty, spice, chocolate every now and then, and cherries. I pick up something new with every drink. As it warms there's a touch of alcohol. Just enough so it warms your throat. Very complex.

The mouthfeel is perfect. Velvety and creamy. A nice touch of carbonation. Hits quickly and vanishes. Coats my mouth and is slick as I drink.

Drinkability is ridiculous. This beer is so smooth and so easy drinking for a 9+%.

This is a really great beer. I have a few more I'm going to celler but I think I'm going to have to pick up some more to drink in the meantime. Excellent!

Served In: Goblet

Review by tavernjef on 07/23/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2008
2005 release originally reviewed 07-23-2005: three years to the day - Muddled dark candy bar brown with a slight glow about the edges. Awesome cap of yellowed creamyness sits about an inch high and seats itself there for quite a long time. Once its quaffed a bit, it tends to keep a very thick, firm, and whipped creamy topping. Lacing in hole-lined sheeting.

Aroma of dark floral cherrys, crisp peeled willow bark, and some caramel. Very light noting of chocolate cookie dough.

Inticing taster. A flavor ride of a treat with a big malt base of dark caramel, darker toffee, and mild molasses sliced with dark cherry liquids, dates, and figs. Malty and slightly creamified doughy center with lovely wild yeast drying effects creating a fresh bark backing and green leafy floral-like spice. Dustings of chocolate float around and mingle with delicate, alluring coatings over the dark fruityness and caramel.

Feel works quite well with the flavors, fairly full and rich with a bold and fluffy carbonation wrapped in a mild dryness and subtlety. Malt loaded creamyness ensues within and behind each sip making for one easy quaffable quad. Damn good stuff! The 9.8% doesn't seem to show up anywhere but in the last areas of the 750 once you've finished your first glass and into the second.

A euphoric philosophic thanks in the dualisms or abstractions contrived of existentialism and transcendentalism goes to warriorsoul for this experience in hedonism.

Served In: Goblet

Review by seaoflament on 02/07/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 17 3 8 2005
The beer in this bottle was brewed in 2005.

A crimson liquid pours into my Chimay chalice. About a quarter inch of foam quickly settles to a ring with some activity in the center.

A wonderful combination of tart cherries and bread are the first notes I can detect. Then I get the spicy yeast with dark fruits. Clove, a bit of cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, and a touch of alcohol is my attempt to make my description a little more detailed.

The taste is very similar to the nose of this beer. Cherries soaked in alcohol, heavy bread, spices, and dark fruits. As I continue sipping this beer it reminds me of the strawberry-walnut bread I make sometimes (it’s good by the way).

Heavily carbonated and a little sharp on the tongue. There is also a touch of alcohol that hangs around for a while in the back of the throat. After the beer warms up a bit the mouthfeel is a little better but I still think it’s a tad over-carbonated. Actually, now that the beer is at room temp. the mouthfeel has improved.

Served In: Goblet

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 0
Originally reviewed 07/18/06

Poured from 750ml bottle into a Tripel Karmelit tulip.

A - Body is dark brown and hazy. Head is generous, soapy and off white. Disipates quickly.

S - Sweet and lightly malty. Dried raisins and cherries. Dark fruit.

T - Sweet and smooth up front. Almost a tart finish that leaves you wanting more. Aftertaste is of dark cherries and maybe plums.

M - Carbonation dances on your tongue. Nice thick feel.

D - Good, not great. As much as I like this, it would be too much to drink too much of.

Another very good brew from Ommegang.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 0
Pours a nice dark amber color, with a suprisingly white foam head. The smell was simple, yet strong. Nothing really stood out. The taste was very refreashing and had a solid maltiness to it. Very very good flavor that went down smooth with a nice after taste.

Served In: Pint Glass

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