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Old 04-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Ommegang Brewery Belgians, part of Duvel

In my continuous quest to try new beers, I stumbled upon a group of 1 Pint corked Belgian beers by Ommegang Brewery out of Cooperstown, NY. I saw on the label that they're part of the Duvel family of fine ales (one of my favorite beers). My favorite so far has been a Belgian quadrupel called "Three Philosophers". I've also tried their Witte and Belgian Dubbel Abbey Ale. Has anyone else had the opportunity to try these?

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Old 04-05-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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I just ordered a three philosophers at my local liquor store and look forward to trying it.

To read reviews and critiques of beers check out beeradvocate.com. I dont know if you knew about it already but I think everybody that loves good beer should be familiar with that site.

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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I've had their Abbey Ale, Rare Vos, Hennepin, Three Philosophers, Witte, Ommegeddon, Chocolate Indulgence, and their Triple. Omegeddon is my favorite. I didn't like Chocolate Indulgence at all.

The rest of it is pretty good. They make good examples of the styles they're making for sure. I wouldn't be disappointed with any of it.

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Their Abbey Ale was one of my favorites for awhile. Three Philosophers is good also, but I'd put it behind their Hennepin.

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I love all of their beer. Hennepin is one of my favorite Saisons. They are really the best of both worlds. Good Belgain style beer, good price, and much fresher than an import.

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Three Philosophers is hubby's all time favorite beer. I bought him a case once (big bucks $$$) and he hoarded it like it was gold.

We haven't attempted brewing Three Philosophers yet but we have made the Ommegang clone from Austin Homebrew Supply and it turned out so fantastic our taste buds had tiny little orgasms.

Our brew buddy just bought the Chocolate Indulgence clone so we will be brewing that very soon.

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Their Abbey Ale was one of my favorites for awhile. Three Philosophers is good also, but I'd put it behind their Hennepin.
I tried the Hennepin 2 weeks ago. I hadn't had a Saison before, so I was pretty excited to give it a go; it turned out to be one of the most boring beers I've tried in quite a while. Vaguely malty/fruity with not much else going on. I'm unable to reconcile what I tasted with reviews I've read elsewhere, so I'll probably give it another go in a few months.

The Three Philosophers is pretty good and widely available (e.g at most grocery stores I go to), so I drink it on a fairly regular basis.
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I tried the Hennepin 2 weeks ago. I hadn't had a Saison before, so I was pretty excited to give it a go; it turned out to be one of the most boring beers I've tried in quite a while.
Yeah, when compared to IIPA's and the other over-hopped "imperial" crap so loved by BA fratboys, I'd say Hennepin is boring. Though, for a Saison it's a pretty damn fine beer and one of the best of the style. Give it another shot.

Ommegang also released a "cave-aged" Three Philosophers that was better than the original. I don't know if it's still available, but it is definitely worth seeking out.
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I was just there not too long ago picking up a few bottles. I don't live too far from the brewery. I too am a big fan of the Hennepin. I like the Rare Vos as well. Ommegang makes a great bottle of beer. My local bar had the "Obamagang" on tap around election time, but it was gone before I got a chance to get there! Popular stuff.

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They are a high quality shop for sure. Highly respected here in NY.

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