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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
dark brown color nice body had a little sweetness to it but not overpowering had a nice finish and just the right amount of warming to it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
2005. Dark brown/ruby. Big, bubbly, tan head. Profound appearance. Dark dried fruit, yeast, malt, subtle kriek, subtle alcohol-aroma. Ready for some taste traveling. Caramel, toffee, cherry, malt yeast, alcohol-heavy stuff-how many degrees Plato? Full body. Complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2005
cloudy dark amber. fruity aroma w/ note of plum and yeast. sweet, too sweet perphaps. full bodied w/ a complex mix of spice and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Mahogany with tan head. Layers of flavor. A little sweet and a little bitter. Taste and aroma of cherries. A good American version of a Belgian beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
I really wish I had sat down w/ this one, but it was still very much enjoyed. The color was amazing- I like the ’mahagony’ description. A very well rounded beer. The berry influence was obvious, cherry yes, but wild berry for sure. Sweet and alcoholic like a cheap brandy, but not in a bad way.?. A really great idea, would love to get another bottle. ’05 Ed. from Keller’s IGA, like $8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 5, 2005
Just from lifting the cap off the bottle I could smell the Lindeman’s lambic. Once in the snifter, lots more cherries plus ripe plums and grapes. Tangy and tart to the nose, lucious fruit aromas, caramel and toffee. Body is dark brown, though red becomes very apparent when held to the light. The head is tan khaki, beginning as very thick, then receding to about 4-6 mm. Taste is hugely malt centric, with dark grapes, figs, plums, sugars, tootsie roll and some clove. Cherries arent as apparent as they are in the aroma, but there still is a tad of sourness to the palate. Alochol, too. Aftertaste is good, but there are a few pesky esters and odd flavors, most noticibly nyquil and anise, on the palate. Nice beer, and I believe its style percentile ranking of 60% is deserved. Nice beer to have for #600! Purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquor in Washington, DC.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Cloudy drak brown with little or no head. Smells sweet with whisps of sour cherry. Medium bodyied with an oily texture, medium carbonation with a cherry and alcohol finish. SPicy with a malty backbone and again, cherry flavors mixed in. Not bad, very chimay like feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2005
A beautiful deep mahagony color. Smallish tan head with a nice fruity aroma. Complex flavors of malt and spice are unfortunately overpowered by the alcohol flavor. Has a yeasty tasting finish. Good for a sipping beer with a nice meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
If two lady college professors drink it all gone, how many philosophers do you have???..... 5......and some great philosophizing to g o with itl!! Great head to boot, supurb lacing, great taste (less fillinf) chocolate fruity undertones, like a nice fondu (60s thing--but we should bring it back) NIce nice nice nice nice

   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.

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