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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (396) - - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Pours deep brown with reddish hue. Almost burgundy. Solid drinker, but still a Belgian so never going to be one of my top beers. Definitely interesting. Lambic adds distinct sour/ cherry note to brew which works with the banana/clove/spice/ yeasty belgian notes. Definite sweetness in there- toffee, malts and raisins. Tempered by sour cherry and hops. Smooth mouthfeel- not overly carbonated. Nice to sip on. One is plenty. Somewhat boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (279) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Definitely a huge Belgian. I've heard the hype before trying it. Good, but not a game changer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2188) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Appealing aroma of malt and grass. Clear, very dark brown with a solid tan head cover, wide streaks of lace. Caramel malt and alcohol, both arriving together for a huge taste that moves with assertiveness through a palate where the alcohol is more than enough to balance. A solid sipping ale, needs time to be savored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep burgundy colour, good carbonation, white foam. Interesting aroma, yeast, spicy hop, some booze, hint of cherries. But to be honest the taste is a bit disappointing. Overly boozy. Muddled yeast. Cherries are there, not overpowering, but there is something a bit cloying in there. Can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but there’s just some lightness of touch and balance missing which makes it rather hard work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1017) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2014
Couleur brune, reflets ambrés; forte mousse beige cremeuse. Nez de fruits noirs et prune, note maltée. Gout de fruits noirs, prune, figue forts sucrés, sucre candy, note de malt et alcool. Corps bien épais et petite pétillance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1170) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Deep red with a good bubbly head, on a gassy beer. Deep, a touch vinous, plenty of body, lightly spiced, berries. A find drop. Boozy, malty, and light spiced aroma. Crisp finish with a light alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Pours a very dark brown with a full head, to the bottom. The lacing was to the bottom as well. Thickly sweet of dark malts, nothing roasted. Deceiving alcohol leaves a little warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1821) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Corked and caged 2012 bottle, opened in September 2014. Fire brick red with a moderate amount of yeast particulates floating towards the bottom of the glass. Head is large, grain-brown in color, and mostly diminishing down to a thin, lacy film. Molasses and toffee are the most pronounced in the initial whiff, accompanied by brown sugar, sugared dates, anise, mild tobacco, and baker’s chocolate. Really mellow, malty flavor - cobwebs, dusty straw, mild cocoa, sticky molasses, raisins, and a bit of alcohol at the tail end. I struggle to find much in the way of the Liefmans Kriek that is blended in with this - perhaps at the absolute tail end of the flavor profile there is a hint of tart cherry, but the heavy malts do a good job of reducing it to a quick, chocolate-covered "cherry cordial" candy highlight. Texture is a bit oily with fine carbonation. Very tasty, but I’m not certain that the blending of the kriek did much in the long term.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (454) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Very dark amber pour, tan/rose head with no lacing. Flavour is nice, a good sour with some fruit flavours, notably sour cherry. Nice one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle Sept 2014. Full smooth, lightly carbonated. Slight sour cherry undertone. Absolutely great beer.

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