Ommegang Three Philosophers
Someone recently asked us whether Ommegang Three Philosophers is available at Walt Disney World, so when I saw it at the store recently I decided to pick a bottle up! Three Philosophers is available at WDW, but only at Il Mulino in the Swan.
Ommegang Brewery is based in Cooperstown, NY, better known for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But Ommegang has made quite a name for itself with fine ales such as Three Philosophers and is even partnering with HBO to release a series of beers based on Game of Thrones. Take the Black Stout is the next release and will be here in September!
Three Philosophers is a blend of 98% Ommegang Quadrupel and 2% Liefmans Kriek, a Belgian cherry lambic. The Kriek is added to give the quadrupel a bit of a cherry tang.
Three Philosophers has a big Belgian-style nose of cherries and spices. It pours a dark brown with deep red highlights. Spices and sweetness blend on the palate along with prickly carbonation. Despite the 9.7% ABV the alcohol doesn’t show. Just a bit of a cherry tang as it finishes, dry with a lingering bit of spices and slight bitterness. A wonderful ale to sip and share a story with, or relax and read a book or watch TV.
Three Philosophers alone would be worth a trip to Il Mulino while you’re at Walt Disney World; it’s a delicious, finely crafted beer that’s a pleasure to relax with and sip.