Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured reddish brown with minimal tan head...smell is entirely malty cherries...taste is nice up front...cherries and several subtle malts, but that changes quickly...vomiting bitter cough syrup grew and grew until this was utterly impossible to finish...huge disappointment...
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a brown, cloud beer toped by a nice tan head. Aroma is strong and plesant with significant alcohol, cherries and malt present. Mouthfeel is nice, lively with carbonation, slightly asrtringent. Flavor is intensely malty with copious amounts of berries and alcohol. Decent beer, a little unusual but with the quad base it works.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great beer from Ommegang. I have been waiting to drink this for a while, and I wasnít dissappointed. Poured a deep maghogeny with a ruby dark ruby tint. Cloudy body with a large foamy bourbon colored head. Good lacing. Nice very sweet fruity, slight cherry aroma. Nose really became better as the beer warmed up, with slight alcohol and malty scents. Full flavor that explodes into your mouth with sweet cherry, malty taste. Strong flowery, alcohol aftertaste. Great beer.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a fine beer. Iím not really a fan of sweet beers, but I did expect a little more sweetness to the Three Philosophers. More sweet maltiness would create a better balance.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Amazing beer! Pours ruby red, aroma very complex with hints of cherries, chocolate, mint, and darkness. Very silky smooth palate. Flavor is sharp and as complex as the aroma, cherry lambic really come out at this point and blossoms into a wonderfully bitter finish. Very good!
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 I really like this beer. Iím not a huge fan of Lindemanís lambicís but in this blend, itís not bad. Iím going to keep buying it until my local packey runs out. Back for an update. My local beer connectoin (Market Square Liquor) continues ot have this delicious beer in stock. Iíve cut back on beer drinking as Iíve been getting less exercise lately, but this beer is a staple in my cooler.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is alcohol, wheat, and honey. Didnít really notice much of the cherry lambic in the aroma. Head is about an inch deep, light tan coloration. Taste is a bit strange, light alcohol to begin with, then the cherry taste comes in with some caramel. A pretty good beer.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
awesome. Complex aroma.. malt... fruit.. nuts.. a little smoky..some port like cherry scents. A nice rich color, minimal head with some lacing. Rich and deep flavor that kept improving as it opened. Really a fantastic brew, one of my favorites thus far.
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad, but I want my beer to taste like beer. This ( like other quads) reminds me too much of wine. Too fruity and the alcohol is too noticeable.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
for a person who doesnít traditionally like quads, this was a freaking incredidlbe beer. The cherry touch was very nice. The flavor was well balanced and solid. Iím impressed.