Ommegang Three Philosophers (355ml Bottle)
Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer"s description of his dream beer. Realbeer. com, the internet"s largest beer website, hosted a contest called "Create a Great Beer. " Brewery Ommegang was chosen by Realbeer. com to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his "dream beer" would be like.
Abt, or quadrupel, is the name given to ultra-strong Trappist and abbey ales. The name Abt was pioneered to describe Westvleteren and the beer that would become St. Bernardus. Quadrupel was pioneered by La Trappe. Abts are the darker of the two, with more rich, deep fruity notes. Quads are paler, with corresponding peachy notes. Neither have much in the way of hop, and both are very strong and malty. Though both are bottle-conditioned, abts trend more towards yeastiness. Alcohol is very high (10+% abv) for both.