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RATINGS: 2498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2320) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours hazy copper with a large head. Aroma can be described as rum and raisin chocolate fudge, with some rose-like perfumous notes too. Flavours are not as complex or rounded. Some sultana notes, brown sugar and peppery phenols and booze. Pretty hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAY 11, 2015
Somewhat of an alcohol flavor. No bitterness. Low maltiness. Last part of a beer pairing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (781) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
bottle. Pours brown with enormous beige head. Aroma of cherries along with plenty of Belgian yeast and fruitiness. Sweet flavor with some spiciness. Full bodied with some chocolate in the finish. Nuanced and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (136) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours brown with lasting tan foam. Rich malt and yeast aroma with some yeast and alcohol. Flavors of near-wine grape, with less sweet than the style typically, with bitterness and tartness starting mid-sip and lasting with a dryness. As this warms, the cherry is detectable, but it seems more detrimental to the style than beneficial. I’d like to try exactly this without the kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freiter (4) - - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
I just had a philosophical discussion about what a quad really is... great beer btw

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Amber color with a soapy beige head that lingers. Great lacing throughout. Aromas of caramel, maple syrup, currants, prune and some molasses. Full body with a rich syrupy mouthfeel. The fruit and maple really stand out as it warms up. Nice smooth and rich finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
There is something very incomplete and lazy about this beer compared to a Belgian quadrupel. I hope what I had was from a bad batch....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (176) - Colton, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Pours red-brown with heavy sediment. Creamy tan head. Aroma of trop fruit, green apple, boozy malts, toffee and black cherry soda. Taste is same with a sneaky alcohol finish and berries with black cherry and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Good heat in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
This beer is one of the best ever. Going to feed it to you as much as anything ever This is heavy in malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (171) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Söt lite mandelaktig arom. Russin i sherry. Toner av kola, malt och torkade dadlar. Mycket vacker, tegelröd färg. Bra skum som halveras tämligen snart. Björnklister, lite gummi. Söta mörka, torkade frukter i sherry. Halvfyllig, lite vattning kropp. Torr eftersmak med långa klanger av inlagda mörka frukter.

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