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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, and some yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2115) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty and ur mom... brownish pour with white head. .funky aroma..but nice creamy taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013. A: Ruby red. See through. Fizzy head that recedes to nothing after a short time. S: Fruity. Cherry, maybe pear. T: Lots of malt with fruitiness. Cherry, pear. Bitter on the back end. Lots of alcohol heat. O: My nostrils picked up a lot of alcohol heat. It was not hidden well at all. This really seemed to be an unbalanced mess. I drain poured it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (78) - - JAN 11, 2015
Delightful. Pours a cloudy brown. Aroma is mostly raisin, fruitcake. Taste is plum, caramel, a bit of sour cherry. Complex and satisfying. Would be too much/cloying by itself, but it’s truly excellent with strong cheese or a fruit/caramel dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (253) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Cloudy brown with off-white head. Aroma of fruit, some spice, and fermenting yeast. Decent quad. A little acidity in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cblado (253) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice brown color, significant lacing. Aroma was very yeasty and fruity, with hints of cherry, raisin, and molasses. Flavor is incredible, a complex blend of malt, yeast, and fruit flavors. Quite simply, words cannot do this justice. I’m looking forward to having this again. Thanks to MeisterBrauMHB for splitting a bottle with me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (95) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a luxuriantly dense tan head. Substantial lacing. Black cherry and smells of other sweet dark fruits; raisins, dates, and figs. Warm wave of bourbon scents also detectable. Complex taste with layers of toffee, butterscotch, honey, and vanilla. Cloves and other spices on the finish. Extremely smooth considering the ABV. A beautiful quad...another triumph from Ommegang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomerBeerOdysy (52) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
APPEARANCE - Dark, opaque, 3-finger head that dissipates, red, amber, foamy. OK lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, yeast, fruit, pine, raisin. TASTE - Hops, malts, sweet, nutty, pine, fruit, brown sugar, raisin, apple. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, bubbly, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing. VALUE - $10.99 for an 25 oz. bottle - good buy. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Only 2% cherry. Not as fruity as I expected. It’s really just a hint of cherry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (194) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bien sucré. Un beau côté de cassonade et de fruits confits. Bonne présence des houblons. Bien balancé. Le petit 2% de Liefmans kriek est subtil mais crée une belle douceur en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (506) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
bottle. Dark ruby-red colour, slight haze. Very spicy aroma; cinnamon and pepper on top of belgian yeast and plum/raisin. Had this one in a blind tasting with other quads, and it stuck out like a sore thumb. Has some dubbel and tripel characteristics. Definitely not a bad beer, but not sure it fits perfectly in the style.

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