Friday, October 26, 2012
Ommegang Three Philosophers (10/10)
The color is a reddish dark brown. The tan head dissipates fairly quickly, and leaves very little lacing behind.
The flavor combines the spiciness of the Quadruppel style with a rich cherry sweetness. I am not usually a fan of cherries, but the flavor really works here (and in the similar Troeg's Mad Elf). The flavor ends with a warming "flambé" of alcohol warmth.
This is not a beer you will gulp down quickly, but one you will sip and savor.
I sampled this particular bottle at the Winking Lizard Tavern on Bethel Road. I've purchased it at a number of retailers around town, including Kenny Road Market, Weiland's Gourmet Market, and The Andersons General Store.
My Rating: 10/10