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11/26/06 at 10:46am
Just had two level one vodka martinis and now I'm working on a saphire gin and
If you like beer, you gotta try this. I just had a glass of the 2005, yum. The complexity of the flavors with the Quad and the Cherry Lambic is amazing. Plus as a skier you've gotta love it. After all, it's a high speed (9.8% volume) quad!
Three Philosophers Quadrupel
Cynics can't believe it, Epicures hail it a sensation, and Pythagoreans just can't add up what makes this luscious blend of rich malty ale and cherry lambic so delightful. It might be the flavor of dark chocolate and cherry cordials; it could be the way it acquires wisdom and grace in the cellar. Maybe it's a conundrum. What's your theory?
The essence of wonder is a unique and masterful blend of strong malty ale and authentic Belgian Kriek. Our philosophers deduce that this powerful marriage of cherries, roasted malts, and dark chocolate will only achieve more wisdom and coherence as it broods in the dark recesses of your cellar.
Try Three Philosophers as:
a delightful accompaniment for roasted meats, rich cheeses, desserts, and for after dinner sipping as with a fine port.
"A rare international blend of dark and malty quadrupel from Ommegang, and cherry-infused lambic from Lindemans in Belgium. It is a masterful blend that is greater than the sum of its parts - a rich, ruby brew that weaves a port-like subtle fruit into a creamy elixir of chocolaty caramel effervescence." -THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER
"An exciting new addition to the Ommegang lineup is Three Philosophers, a blend of Belgian dark strong ale and Lindeman's Kriek (a classic cherry lambic directly from Belgium). On the bottleneck, it says “Strength in Union,” signaling the beer's portent and possibilities. It produces a wine-like ruby fill in the goblet and a nose of malt, dark fruits, vanilla and sweet cherries...But there's more - coffee, currants, brandied raisins, chocolate and sour notes - all blending nicely across the palate. Careful aging is this beer's friend, and I think it will definitely make this example better still."
-THE ANCHORAGE PRESS