Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Day 257 Drink: Three Philosophers
Brewery Ommegang sits in the countryside near the village of Cooperstown, N.Y. But you might as well be in a small town outside of Ghent. The brewery is a magical place with the capacity to transport visitors to Belgium.
Three Philosophers is a Belgian-style quadruppel. It pours a ruby red with a nice tan head. The aroma gives off plenty of malt character, with some sweet fruits and a touch of vanilla. The beer is flavored by the addition of some kriek and the cherry lambic assists in creating the beer's color and flavor base. The 9.8 percent alcohol by volume beer is smoother than you would expect. There are raisin and dark cherry notes laced through the flavor profile.