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RATINGS: 2573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, an authentic cherry ale from Belgium. Cherry chestnut in color, itís opaque but not cloudy with full carbonation topped by a smooth, tan head. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar, dark fruits, brandied raisins and chocolate, Three Philosophers has notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. The mid-palate shows a soft malt center which gives way to a dry, warm, wine-like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainskins (14) - evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Pours a beautiful brownish red with a nice tan head. Smells of apples, cherries, and oak. The mouth feel is nice and creamy with a sour bite. Tastes great. Very well balanced between sweet and sour with a good alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (346) - Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Brown slightly red body with full light brown head. Powerful aroma: sweet and fruity (cherries), mild yeastiness. Strong dark fruit flavor with a bit a chocolate and mild taste of yeast and alcohol. Mildly bitter and mildly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Okay, the unofficial rating is that itís "yummy". Love omMEGANg so I figured weíd like this. Had in Bottle, Dave poured (ah, in an official OmMEGANg glass, no less). Thick nice head, dark dark amber borwn to the color. Drank near room temp and was still yummy. Rich, thick, slightly creamy mouthfeel and taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarvenAle (6) - USA - NOV 14, 2005 does not count
This is probably the best beer i have tasted to date. I cant wait to go get myself another bottle. It has a nice cloudy red pour with a fairly big, tan head. The aroma was on the sweet side and filled with ample scents. The chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit stand out. The taste is very similair leaving traces of every taste imaginable. The alcohol was barely noticed, and that is a fairly high alcohol content to hide that well. I think for many beer drinkers it could have been hidden to well but i loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Pours a cloudy brownish red with a small head. Smells great, with the typical Belgian fruity, sharp aroma with a whiff of cherries. Tastes quite sweet, with a hint of cherries, lots of malt, a pleasant sourness, and a bit of bitterness with the sour on the finish. Balanced palate, thick but lively in the mouth. I like how this beer compares with the normal, "red" Ommegang; itís not as sweet, and I dig the sour in this beer. The high alcohol was enjoyable as it cut through some of the heaviness. About as far from Bud as you can get. $6 for a 750 ml bottle wherever I find it, either at Whole Foods or the mom-and-pops. The Ommegang beers are a great value, similar style beers are up around $8-9 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby red color with a gorgeous fluffy white-tan head thatís maintained by swarms of small bubbles. Dulled, woody cherries, toffee and chocoalte in the aroma. Bit of a yeasty, candi sugar kick at the end. Similar flavor with the cherry sweetness in lockstep with wood and toffee/chocolate matl. Thereís a nice bitter kick at the end which seems to be a combination of three things, oak, alcochol and plain old bitter hops. My only qualm about this beer might be that while it resides on the sweet side of things (even w/ that woody bittereness) the mouthfeel is a bit too thin to suit it well. I recall some Flemmish Sours (R. Alexendar for sure) that had a nice substantial mouthfeel to go along with their sugary sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10757) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Sweet chocolate, cherry and nut aroma that turns into a rubbing alcohol smell as it warms. Opaque reddish brown color with small head. Initial sweet dried cherry flavor that fades quickly into a strong alcohol and bitter hops finish. Leaves a burning sensation on the lips and tongue. The alcohol flavor is too strong and overwhelms the more subtle flavors of this beer making it less enjoyable for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Another killer beer from OG. This is tremendous...not too thick or sweet, and you can taste the faint flavor of cherries. And it only goes for $5 for a 25 oz bottle! A superior value.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Dark red pour with a big thick head. Aroma is nuts and black cherries. The blend of this beer is very thick but full of flavor. Bittersweet up front, then moves into the fruity sweetness of the lambic, and ends together in an sour malt. Everything seems to compliment each other in what is a very different and very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Sour cherry aroma with a bit of mint with a dark burgandy appearance. Amazing flavor differances within this beer. Has a choclate flavor with sourness upfront. Mouthfeel is like velvet. A bit of peppercorn is in the back. Unlike anything I have tasted before.

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