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RATINGS: 2339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Wow man, this stuff is damn good. So much so, that it makes me want to sit around tonight and discuss Hegal?s Phenomenology of Spirit with someone! All right, fine, how about some Hobes - Leviathan then.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
beer pours a muurky reddish-brown with a short-lived white head. complex aroma of malt, alcohol, phenols and cherries. lambic charecter quite muted. flavor is strong, with yeast and malt notes predominate, cherries and hops in the back. lively on the palate-not too heavy for its size. great overall beer-complicated without being pummeling.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Poured a dark red/brown color. Aroma was mainly sweet with cherry, but some bread like malt tones where present. Taste was a perfectly balanced mix of cherries, hops, spice and malt. A good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Dark red appearance with a short lived head. Tons of fruit in the aroma - cherries, apples, grapes along with a hint of red licorice. Then it gets a little spicier as it sets for awhile. Tart flavor with lively carbonation. Vinous, earthy finish. Lovely offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Deep ruby body, huge creamy brown head. Malty, bready aroma with hints of cherries. Flavor is initially malty and strong like a Quad, which changes into a dry, tart cherry finish. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Very interesting and very good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Poured a deep reddish brown. Aroma was malty and yes, cherry. Some cream in the taste and some cherry underneath with a definite cherry in the aftertaste and some hops. The cherry goes underneath and is present but not overpowering and the creaminess comes through more with the cherry adding a little bite to it. As the beer goes on the cream becomes more prominent with the cherries fading a bit but still providing a secondary layer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Deep red-brown color with a large tan head. Aroma of slight sour cherry and malt. Alcohol, cherry, and ripe fruit up front. Still a little young, but the flavors blend well even at this stage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
Sweet and malty, marzipan-like with subtle cherries and yeast in the aroma. Dark amber with thick, tan head that lasts nicely and recedes with some lacing. Sweet chocolate and cherries on big malt base with strong roasty, dry finish and a hint of alcohol. Body is medium with creamy mouthfeel. Bottle (2004 edition).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
12 oz bottle. Pours an odd red-brown color I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. Nice thick head, great lacing and duration. Yeasty, slightly astringent, slightly cherry aroma. After my first sip, I’m thinking I may pick up a bottle to mellow for a while, the alcohol is quite up front and makes it hard to sort out the other flavors...I get some strong belgian and a slight bit of cherry. Beautiful creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Pours a deep, dark mahogany with a thick, frothy beige head. Cherries, yeast, and chocolate malt aroma. Sure can taste that alcohol. Reminds me a bit of a cherry bomb with some carmel flavor. The lambic really does help this beer. It helped boost my rating.


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