Thursday, December 27, 2012
Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend Quadrupel
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend Quadrupel.
From the Brewery Ommegang website: “Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style strong 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 strength and complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully, as spicy sherry and port notes should intensify.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep red with a small off-white head and very little lacing.
Aroma: Cherries, plums, raisins, figs, Belgian candi sugar, caramel and bready malts.
Taste: Cherry, plum, caramel, toffee, raisin, sweet and roasted malts, chocolate, Belgian candi sugar and yeast. Amazing!
Overall: Complex and incredibly tasty, Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend Quadrupel is pure excellence! At 9.8% ABV you’d be hard pressed to taste the alcohol, but you’ll certainly feel it.