On a whim, we selected a single bottle of Three Philosophers Belgian-Style Blend last week at our local beer boutique. Brewed by Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY, Three Philosophers is as authentic as its gets when it comes to Belgian-style beers. This strong, seasonal Quadrupel is blended with 2% kriek (cherry) lambic, providing a touch of fruity sweetness to this bold amber beer. It pours a warm, hazy brownish color with plenty of thickness, character and a little lacy head. Its flavor is complex, but drinkable– dark fruits, yeasts and earthy spice tastes are finished by a sweet, hot alcohol release. If you can find a bottle, even a six pack, we wholeheartedly suggest picking one up. This beer is a shining example of the ingenuity of American beercraft, one that every beer snob must taste before they pass. A+.