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Ommegang Three Philosophers

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Ommegang Three Philosophers is a blend of 98 percent Ommegang Quadrupel from Cooperstown, New York, and 2 percent Liefmans Kriek, a cherry lambic from Belgium

Three Philosophers
Quadrupel
Brewery Ommegang / Cooperstown, NY

This interesting take on a Belgian style is actually partially authentically Belgian, as it's a blend of 98 percent Ommegang Quadrupel from Cooperstown, New York, and 2 percent Liefmans Kriek, a cherry lambic from Belgium. The aroma is heavy with tart cherry and dark fruits, with a sweet malty backbone. Considering the small percentage of cherry lambic in the blend, it's not surprising that the cherries are not a main player in the taste profile. But the lambic nonetheless adds to the complexity of this malt-heavy ale. We also appreciate that the cherry character is tart rather than sweet, and that it shows primarily in the aftertaste. Typical for a quadruple, the alcohol strength is nearly 10 percent with a balance of sweet and savory.

Price: $9.95 for 750 ml
9.8 percent ABV

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