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RATINGS: 2375   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3285) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2004
POurs a cloudy mahogany with a small bubbly 2.5cm tan head. Aroma is gorgeous--yeast, raisins, , sugars, hints of pepper, and hints of banana. STart is sweet with flavors of raisins, only to give way to a nice yeast flavor in the middle. Finish is sweet and earthy with a smoke flavor. Great aftertaste. Mouth feel is adequate. A truly amazing beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Pours a one-fingered head that doesn't leave any lace. Light carbonation, medium bodied. Nose has black cherry overtones, starts on the sweet side finishes smooth and mellow. A very good quadrupel too bad this limited brew is no longer available. $7.50 for a 500ml bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2004
reddish amber color with a brownish tint. head is beige and lasting, albeit slightly thin. aroma is cherry, some alcohol and a little caramelly malt. flavor has a woody, earthy quality, slightly austere. there is some cherry there, but not as much fruit as i expected. the fruits that are there are mostly the darker ones. alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Not my favorite Ommegang beer, but probably their most unique offering. Somewhat sour, but not at all like a true lambic, seems more like a well aged belgian dark that has developed some sourness from barrel aging. Seems like it would definitely get even better with some aging. Truly one to savor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
This beer will surprise you. I thought I would be able to taste the lambic but it's there certainly not up front.Dark red with very sweet nose. Dried friut in the flavor with just a hint of tartness. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2003 -- Dark red with a persistent tan foam ring around the edge of the glass. Dark sugar fumes in the nose. There is a sour/sweet mix in this beer with lots of dark sugars but with berry, currant and a musty cherry note. Interesting combination. I wonder what it tasted like before the lambic was added.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest '04: Dark brown with thick head and a sweet malt aroma. It was an excellent dark Belgian with a warming malt taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2004
750 ml; corked [2003 version: ale with Cherry-Lambic added]: pours dark burnt orange mahogany with a thick creamy light brown head that persists with help from the etched Chimay glass. A deep maltiness clings to the tongue, with plenty of thick, juicy fruits: plums, prunes, pears, and ripe bananas. Before a sweet finish there is a significant dry bitterness with some interesting caramel, anise, and chocolate notes. . . here is where the alcohol is the strongest and most overwhelming. The sweet finish has caramelized brown sugar, toffee and red apples. A very solid beer, that could only mellow out and be better with a bit of age.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Brewed in 2003. A gift from Mike at Bon Vivant. Thanks Mike! Pours a deep ruby with splashes of brown. Medium tan, seemingly everlasting, head. Nose is sweet. Malt, fruit, some sugar tones, and spice. There is definite alcohol notes during the taste and finish. The tongue is also met with a dry fruit taste, spice, some earthiness and a little tartness. There is a dry feel on the palate at points as well. This is pretty good. Like a Beglian Strong with a Cherry Lambic mixed. Seems to have characteristics of both in the taste and palate. Will need to get a few to cellar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Poured a hazy brownish red color with a thin tan lace. Aroma of tart cherry and spice. Taste of pepper, caramel, cherries and some yeast as well. Reminds me of a candy apple.


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