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RATINGS: 2561   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2006
poured a rich burgundy color with a thick head that dissipated quckly. little lacing. nose consisted of wood, roasted almonds, earthy undertones. palate consisted of raisens, ripe plums, and a hint of caramel. very nice job. i prefered to drink this around the 60-65 degree mark. nice for a relaxed drink during a cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2006
poura a slightly transparpent brownish color, with a nice head. alcohol flavor a apparent at first, but goes away after a few sips. some savory plum flavors and sweet malts. makes you feel nice a warm inside. good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2004: Aroma of fresh, tart cherries, sweet malt, some banana, mild horseblanket. Appears a clear red-brown with a small yellow-cream colored head that lasts. Flavor is mildly bitter at the front, horseblanket in the middle, and with an alcoholic hotness in the finish that is a bit overpowering; also, the aftertaste is distinctly nutty and woodsy. Palate is medium-thick and chewy. Overall, this beer is quite a bit less than the sum of its parts. I would have liked it to be a bit sweeter with the alcohol masked a bit better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 11, 2006
Alcohol is very dominant and the cherry/fruity undertones don’t add to this abt at all. Not like any other abt 12 or belgian I’ve really had. Still really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Ruddy brown/red color with a fizzy head that dissapates within a min. or two. Aroma is sweet and woodsy with some cooked nuts and earthy fruit. flavor matches with a bit of chocolate and a dry finish. Very active carbonation in the mouth. drinkable beer overall but there are others of the style I would choose over it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2006
"WOW what a beer. Pour a dark brown with red highlights with a gread head with very nice lacing. Can smell and taste the alcohol but mixed right in. Tasted sweet and was very enjoyable. "

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Pours a clear reddish brown, almost wine like color. Tan head is bubly, but fizzles out a little fast. Nose is slightly fruity with alcohol undertones. Flavor is fruity a little sour. Would be a nice compliment with light meals.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JAN 3, 2006
12 oz bottle. Only my second experience with Ommegang, but definately not my last. While this wasn’t my favorite beer of all time, it was a new experience that I think will grow on me over time. This beer poured a murky dark rust color with a fairly small tan head that quickly became a ring around my glass. Aroma of sour cherries, ripe fruits, caramel, and malts. Tastes bitter at first with some sweetness and the cherry flavor coming out more towards the finish. The finish is a litlte bitter and has an alcoholic cherry taste as if savoring the end of a cherry cordial. Stylistically, the beer seems a bit like a chimera, but it works. Sort of.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
progrock (21) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Having practically single-handedly exhausted my local-area supply of this amazing brew I must state that this beer improves immensly with aging. Early examples have been extremely complex, on par or exceeding Rochefort 10. Newer samples have been slightly less balanced. Caramel, raisins, plum, fig, cherry-liqeur. This beer is an eye-opening experience when at its best.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (291) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Pours a burgundy color with an off white head. Aroma has hints of caramel. Taste has sour fruits throughout with a little bitter hops on the finish. This is outstanding.


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