Saturday, November 22, 2008
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)
I don't know a lot about Belgian beer, other than I like it. This "Belgian Style" beer from Ommegang Brewery in NY is no exception. This hearty ale has a noticeable cherry taste...maybe because it's 98% ale and 2% ale with cherries added. The cherries aren't overpowering, and doesn't detract from the sweet beery goodness. At 9.8% alcohol, it packs quite the punch. Unlike a lot of high octane brews, there's not a strong alcohol finish. Like most things at Whole Foods, this one will break the bank. $15.99 for a 4-pack of 12 oz bottles. That's $.33/oz. This one is Grade A, but with the high price, the PQ=12. At that price, it's definitely a sipping beer.