Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Ommegang Three Philosophers

Top 10 Fruit Beers

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

Three Philosophers
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 Quadruple 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

Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

< Previous | Next >

Related Content:
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Top 10 Sipping Beers


Celebrate the arrival of spring with the season's finest special releases, including a grapefruit DIPA, a smoked beer and a sour saison ale.

Enjoy the recent rye Renaissance by downing these fine whiskeys straight or hearken back to their heyday and mix them in an Old-Fashioned.