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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Poured from a 12oz bottle a cloudy brownish red with a tan head. Aroma was of sweet malts alcohol and huge cherries. Flavor was quite complex with caramel, malts, and cherries. The finish was a nice alcohol warming sensation as it went down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Hazy dark mahogany with a slight reddishness. Large tan head. Aroma of sweet malts and cherries. Flavor is nice, interesting, and complex, with notes of caramel malts and cherries. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Sweet alcohol aroma. Prominent alcohol and i got some yeastynes. Strong alcohol accompanied by strong malt sweetness. While I appriciate the complexity of this beer, it comes off as too big and unbalanced to be drinkable for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Poured a hazy reddish-brown into my pint glass with a profuse tan head. This one is highly carbonated. Aroma was initially of alcohol, then opened up to yeastiness and sour fruits. Flavor was slightly fruity and sour as well. Alcohol was very obvious in the flavor and finish. A warming sensation followed...especially because my friend didn’t like it and I finished the whole 750 ml myself!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Clouded cranberry pour with beautiful Belgian lacing. Fresh cherry juice rides on a oaky base with hints of brown sugar and earthy yeast in the nose. The tight carbonation spritzes the tongue, really moving the flavors around. More fresh cherry flavor works in harmony with chewy and sweet malts in the body. This keeps getting better, and more revealing, as it approaches room temp. Pepper, plums, raisens - the list goes on. A great alcohol warming in the finish tops things off.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2006
The aroma is loaded with brown sugar, alcohol, cherry, and yeast. The appearance is a dark red brown with a medium head. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the addition of more spice than I detected in the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. The finish is sour, metallic, and bitter to the point of being unpleasant. I feel like this beer is overrated in most respects. I can’t help but wonder why this otherwise quality beer has a metallic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 2/10/06. Hazy brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet molassas aroma. Flavor of sweet molassas with hints of fruit. 8/4/8/3/16

2011 Bottle on 02/06/2011. Mostly clear dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet fruit, spice, and malty aroma. Sweet fruit, toffee, spice and caramel flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/4/8/4/15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours a dark cherry red with a thin light brown head. Strong aroma of yeasty banana and malts. Lively body with a strong fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Aroma is fruity, floral, with a little vanilla and what I can only describe as banana nut bread. Reddish brown, decent head. Strong alocohol taste up front, nutty and yeasty, strong malts, complex with a fruity side, spicy finish. The palate was rather dry and felt too thin for a beer of this strength. Overall, interesting as hell, and I can tell it’s a well-crafted beer, but it’s not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Wow, a big and powerful beer. Cherries are there, but playfully hiding behind a sweet maltiness and yeast character. Pours dark ruby brown with a hint of red. Infused with a rush of pepper, this beer has it all, if you go looking.


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