I didn’t plan to do another BruRevu this quickly, but after a nice day out with the family at the mall, I decided to give it a shot. This is a review of the 2007 Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quadruple, which is a blend of 98 percent ale and two percent ale infused with cherries. Before I embarked on the review, I hadn’t closely read the label, so the cherries were unbeknownst to me. This is important because the dominating flavor I picked out was cherries, as you’ll see below.
Eyes: Deep ruby, which becomes golden caramel toward the bottom of the Ommegang 10th anniversary goblet. The head pours thick and fades to a silvery ring around the edges.
Nose: Definite hints of sour cherry. Deep wine.
Tongue: More sour cherry but bright and not muddled. Winey and bitter but not unpleasantly so. Maybe a hint of licorice?
Mouth: Good, full mouth feel. Surprisingly smooth for such a high alcohol brew.
Overall: Much brighter and fruitier than I expected. A great spring beer.