Friday, October 26, 2012

Ommegang Three Philosophers (10/10)

Ommegang Three Philosophers is impressive on so many levels. It is a Belgian Quadruppel that is mixed with a cherry ale.

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.

ABV: 9.7%
IBU: 19
My Rating: 10/10

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