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93pointsBrewery Ommegang Three Philosophers

This is a unique blend of Ommegang's Quadrupel Ale and Liefmans Kriek, a cherry lambic from Balgium. It pours a gorgeous clear-mahogany color, with brilliant garnet glimmers in the light and a frothy off-white head that shows good retention. The bouquet offers aromas of bright red cherry, fresh caramel, lightly toasted malt and sweet bread dough, with an enticing overlay of cocoa powder, black tea and peanut shell. The medium-weight palate offers more of the same, with a darker edge to the finish that's showcased in waves of dark cherry, fig, caramelized banana and toasted brown bread.

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  • Rating
    93
  • Alcohol
    9.7%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
  • Date Published
    12/1/2018
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
Lauren Buzzeo
Managing Editor

Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon. Reviews beers.

Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association). Email: lbuzzeo@wineenthusiast.net.
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