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RATINGS: 2391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
NYMojoMan (12) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Wow an amazingly complex and unique brew from Ommegang. Dark amber Color with a strong quickly dissapating head. Absolutely my favorite American Beer as of yet. Very complex falvors blend to cover up it’s high alcohol content. Absolutely AWESOME!! Right up there almost with Westvleteren 12 for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 There is much anticipation for this brew. I have not been disappointed with anything from ommegang. Poured a brownish tan with off white, frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts and cherries. There are so many flavors here. Of course there is the alcohol, but the cherry taste fills my nasal septum(nose). The carbonation is pleasant and refreshing. This is followed by sweet malts, caramel and flowery lingering aftertaste. This is great, I have not been disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Small rusty head on a opague rusty brown pour. Can definitely smell and taste the cherry in this, but it is a tastefull amount mixed with some smooth malts that sweeten the whole brew as it warms. A slight hop kick follows. Effervescent and medium bodied palate. Nice brew with an interesting story.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Poured reddish brown with minimal tan head...smell is entirely malty cherries...taste is nice up front...cherries and several subtle malts, but that changes quickly...vomiting bitter cough syrup grew and grew until this was utterly impossible to finish...huge disappointment...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2004
This beer is a brown, cloud beer toped by a nice tan head. Aroma is strong and plesant with significant alcohol, cherries and malt present. Mouthfeel is nice, lively with carbonation, slightly asrtringent. Flavor is intensely malty with copious amounts of berries and alcohol. Decent beer, a little unusual but with the quad base it works.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Another great beer from Ommegang. I have been waiting to drink this for a while, and I wasn’t dissappointed. Poured a deep maghogeny with a ruby dark ruby tint. Cloudy body with a large foamy bourbon colored head. Good lacing. Nice very sweet fruity, slight cherry aroma. Nose really became better as the beer warmed up, with slight alcohol and malty scents. Full flavor that explodes into your mouth with sweet cherry, malty taste. Strong flowery, alcohol aftertaste. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Definitely a fine beer. I’m not really a fan of sweet beers, but I did expect a little more sweetness to the Three Philosophers. More sweet maltiness would create a better balance.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Amazing beer! Pours ruby red, aroma very complex with hints of cherries, chocolate, mint, and darkness. Very silky smooth palate. Flavor is sharp and as complex as the aroma, cherry lambic really come out at this point and blossoms into a wonderfully bitter finish. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 I really like this beer. I’m not a huge fan of Lindeman’s lambic’s but in this blend, it’s not bad. I’m going to keep buying it until my local packey runs out. Back for an update. My local beer connectoin (Market Square Liquor) continues ot have this delicious beer in stock. I’ve cut back on beer drinking as I’ve been getting less exercise lately, but this beer is a staple in my cooler.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Aroma is alcohol, wheat, and honey. Didn’t really notice much of the cherry lambic in the aroma. Head is about an inch deep, light tan coloration. Taste is a bit strange, light alcohol to begin with, then the cherry taste comes in with some caramel. A pretty good beer.


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