Monday, September 30, 2019
Wine Barrel Three Philosophers
Brewery Ommegang is one of my favorite breweries, so when I saw Wine Barrel Three Philosophers on the shelf, it was a no-brainer to grab a can. I love the original Three Philosophers quad with Belgian Kriek, so let's see what aging that for 3 months in red wine barrels does.
This beer was actually brewed and canned for Ommegang by Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, MO. Pounder can. 9.3% alcohol.
Cherries and wine acidity in the aroma. Yep! It's Three Philosophers with a twist! Rich body with a beautiful cherry flavor and initial tartness.
A terrific set of flavors are layered throughout: caramel, dark fruits, figs, brown sugar and brandy. Hints of oak from the barrel and some dry tannic character show, especially in the finish. Subtle and interesting, but my reaction to the additional treatment is that I prefer the original Three Philosophers!