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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2005
What a super beer. It pours a mahahony tone with some garnet highlights. There was a huge tan head that seemed to last forever. The aroma was quite complex. the sour kriek lambic was in the forfront, but the bunt-ish brown sugar was quite evident. They all played well together in the flavor of the beer also. In the palate, you get the soft and smooth sensaton of a Belgian ale, with the sour astrinency of the lambic. This was the 2005 vintage. I hope I can come across a few more bottles of this down the line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Dark dried friutiness, sweet maltiness, cherry brandy, alcohol, spritzy mouthfeel, burnt candy-sugar, and typical indeciferable Belgian spicing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Usually if I have one philosopher around as I drink I am quite amused....but with three, I found myself delightfully overwhelmed. The ale has a bit of a winey side, but so do most philosophers. Socrates would have been proud to indulge in such an ale... and might have enjoyed it almost as much as his pederasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours reddish/auburn with a 1 inch head. Dark auburn fades into the amber color at the bottom. Smells of various sweet fruit and sugars, but has a sourness to it as well. Flavor was good, same flavors in the taste as in the nose. Not as complex as other quads but a great brew none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
12oz bottle. Dark reddish-mahoganey… very nice lingering creamy tan head. Sugary fruit, slight coffee-citrus hops. Dark fruits with some sugary hops in the middle. Buttery brandy, dark cherries, cocoa espresso and tannin hints. A little fizzy, but also slightly thick palated and full of flavor. Very good overall flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2005
very sippable. it would be hard to chug 14 of these bad boys. at 9.8% Alcohol, you can’t beat it. I guess i will finish’er off and have another. God bless alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2005
Big beige head, very fine foam. Dark red colour. Sourish, mahogany aroma. Taste heavy, like a dark Belgian, but with hints of something sourish, mahogany-like. Very good, but more sippable than drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2842) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 good beer. good head, nice color, sweet, malty finish.medium sweetness, medium bitterness, caramel, chocolate goodness. earthy, gritty flavor and experience. i know that doesn’t sound good but it really was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 This beer was fantastic. Even my pet duck enjoyed when I did not hit it on the way home because i was illuminated by not 1 or 2, but 3 damn philosophers. Whoever they are; they are f’n smart. And, for that matter, make a good beer. Full of roots, ginger, and mousepads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 bottle. Pours a dark amber with a fine tan head. The aroma is sweet and semi-vinous with some peat, grape, light cinnamon, and bready notes.It’s a little sticky with barely noticeable alcohol and a tiny sour finish of dry wine. Raisins and plums ring throughout with a bit of pumpkin bread flavor. Nice quad, but maybe not as over-the-top savory as some of its peers. Fantastic, none-the-less.

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