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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Dark brown in color with a small dense light brown head.Aroma is amazing,fruit,malt,spices,soy sauce?? Sweet,rich a filling beer.Extremely complex and should age well and hopefully change it's course.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
This beer is exceptional. Ruby-red with a hint of cloudiness. Immediatetly after poppoing the bottle you get a beautiful barley-wine scent. It smells and tastes very much like a tawny port. You can also taste the slight hint of plums, raisons and grapes. Rich chewy and robust in flavor. Very smooth scintillating aftertaste that just keeps you asking for more. Alcohol is well hidden but also apparant. Lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Ruby colored. Big sweet maltiness, lots of sweet cherry flavor. Cloying, actually. Some alcohol presence. Lindeman's Kriek presence makes a lot of sense. Thanks, Slikwily!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 This is the original vintage a few years before the Lindemans Blend: Deep orange-ruby hue. Wood, dark fruit, sweet nose. Small beige head. Very sweet, dark fruit, woody, figs, cherry, almost tart towards the middle. Medium bodied, finishing with a dry lingering dried apricot and candy sugar flavor. I was supposed to trade 6 bottles of this crap to someone, but they backed out, so I have 5 more to deal with...Anybody interested?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Dark ruby red color wiht a small tan head. A sweet fruity( brandied cherries) aroma. A swet fruit malt taste, alcohol, raisins. This finishes a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Ooohhh...this is a sultry brew! Seductive vanilla pulls you in, and then the robust dark chocolate holds onto you...hmmm...Perfect malty finish, and spicy plums in the aroma. A somewhat chewy mouthfeel, and I'm definetly tasting bananas somewhere. Highly complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Original TP - 4.3 - Dark brown with hints of red - very low carbonation - inviting aroma of yeast, plums prunes, brown sugar and alcohol - flavor is a delicious mixture of chocolate, plums, dark cherries and some molassas - silky mouthfeel, lingering malty finish - great beer. New TP (with kriek) - there really isn't much difference between this and the original, besides the slight, tart cherry flavor added by the lambic, which is actually difficult to detect - there's a bit more chocolate in this one, esp. in the finish, and the body appears to be a bit thinner - still a great beer, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Pours a rich reddish-brown, somewhat translucent, with small brown head. Aroma is sweet like prunes and/or figs brown sugar, bread yeast and slight scent of alcohol. Flavor is carmelly sweet more than I would prefer wtih a dryness on the finish from the alcohol. Good Belguim, but not world class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
POurs a deep dark brown with very little head and almost no lacing. The aroma is very winey, and the taste closely resembles a port. Tastes very much like carmelized brown sugar. Overall I was not impressed but definitely something to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours dark brown with a nice head and not much lacing. Aroma of port, bananas and bubblegum. Flavor has detectable alcohol with complex caramel malt seeping through. Finishes with lots of alcohol and a light banana presece. Overall this is good, but I think ommeganag is a tad better.

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