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RATINGS: 2574   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, it’s 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Aroma reminded me right away of root beer. Beautiful red color and nice head. The flavor however was ALL alcohol too me. I liked everything about the beer up until the moment I put it to my lips. I did not tast any of the fruit or malt or anything except alcohol. Very disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2005
This quad lives up to the billing of a rich euro-dominated tradition. The nose is immediately rich with malty sweet tones of dark fruit dominated by kriek. It manages to walk that difficult line of carbonation, strong malt, powerful alcohol, and hop finish in a careless way. The sweetness is never overdone lending this brew a mature, complex character very much in line with its Belgian forebears.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2005
US Bottle Pour - Beautiful red-brown body with a large, lasting light-brown head. The cherry lambic definately comes through in the aroma and flavor departments. Medium-Full body with flavors of nuts, plenty of fruits, and malt. Slightly sour/bitter finish & aftertaste, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle 2005 Looks super with its reddish brown pour and deep tan head that leaves great lacing. The Kriek asserts itself mostly in the aroma and a touch of sourness in the finish. Very nice quad, altough it lacked a bit in the depth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
750 ml 2005 bottle. Another great Quad. Poured golden brown whe a very decent head that lasted for a long time and left great lacing. Aromas of brown sugar and dark cherry and other dark fruits. Flavors were very similar with some banana in there too. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 Not that much of a nose. Dark cherry color with a big head that dissipates into a decent lace. Strong taste of red wine, little oak and alcohol with a slightly sour finish. I’m really not into anything sour, thats just my personal taste. I taste way too much alcohol in this too. But then again, its 9 percent. Its just ok considering the cost. Added insight: There is a certain element of this beer that tastes like the acid reflex after a large pizza and a pitcher of Killians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monty (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Ommegang Three Philosophers (v.2003). 10.23.05. Luscious thick head, considering that it’s a quadrupel. (It doesn’t last, but there’s more here to begin with than any other quad i can remember.) The fruits in this really ask for your attention: cherries, cider apples and raisins all clamor. The alcohol introduces itself inconspicuously as it warms. Lots of nice lace, very fine. Only two (admittedly minor) complaints: a hint of sourness in the finish (can this really come from 3% lambic...?), and it could use a little more heft in the mouthfeel. Still - well above average, better than par for the course (even for Ommegang), and deilghtful for a chilly fall evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 Hazy reddish cherry brown. Aroma of dark chocolate, cherry, even a slight bit of tootsie roll. Slight peanut and hazelnut. Flavor has some sour cherry, mulled cider and brown malt. Subdued yeast character. High carbonation levels, but it works well here. Slightly muddy, earthy bittnerness to round it out. Very nicely done. Perhaps a little too sour in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2005
750 ml corked and caged bottle brewed in 2005 pours a bright hazy reddish brown with a nice creamy light brown head that leave nice sheets of lace in my glass. Aroma of baked apple, plums and raisins. Chocolate, cherry and caramel flavors, full bodied with a creamy soft mouthfeel, finishes sweet and sour.

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