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RATINGS: 2565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
60minuteman (1315) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared with Chump during Super Bowl. Sweet aroma balanced with malt, hop, booze. Notes of oak, caramel, molasses, dark fruits. Eclectic. Very smooth. God-like. Delicious too. Alcohol disguised well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2253) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2016
It’s about time I rated this. 12oz bottle, no date. Enjoyed 4 degrees warmer than recommended... 54 degrees. Forgive me. Pours dark brown with a bit of dark red and a light beige head. Nice aroma of dark malts, dark cherry and just a hint of clove. Clove is stronger on the palate, with caramel, banana, and a hint of dark cherry in the finish. Goes down super easy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (517) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2016
Pas mal ma foi. Nez très porté sur le caramel et la levure. Fond fruits rouges. En bouche, on est sur la même chose, les 2% de quadruple à la cerise n’apportent pas grand chose pour ne pas dire rien. Après on reste sur une quadruple avec un certain caractère, de la rondeur, du corps. Très bonne mais finalement assez commune. On trouve une petite note supplémentaire qui différencie mais n’est vraiment pas extraordinaire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
2014 bottle in LA. Pours very dark brown with off-white head. Very rich aroma, malt and dark fruit esters. Flavour has strong fruity esters - raisin, plum. A hint of cherry and a little tartness. Medium-high carbonation and moderately bitter and dry finish. Excellent quad!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madchemist83 (250) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
Cherries, molasses, bread, figs, caramel in the nose. Dark brown with thick but light head. Taste same as nose, with vinous character. A little bit tea as well as sourness at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hiledd (76) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Cherry and toffee aroma, brown to Amber color, taste is malty with dried fruit, banana, cherry. Smooth malty start with warm alcohol finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beverage_god (14) - - JAN 5, 2016
Aroma: sweet cherry pie aroma with a backdrop of vanilla. Maple syrup and dark car as is also prevalent and secondary for me. Hop aroma not really apparent. Appearance: very dark copper and hazy. Cream colored head which surprisingly dissipates rather quickly into a thin sliver. Taste: much less cherry and much more sweetness, reminds me a little of oven roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with some maple syrup. Moderately sweet, but I think it’s mostly due to the very low bitterness. There is almost no bitterness at all present. Palate: medium bodied on the body and pretty clean finish considering the alcohol level. Pleasantly creamy texture but not the carbonation I was expecting. Very long sensational finish. Like many beers, I’d rather drink this warmed up to about 50 degrees, but in a weather-appropriate situation. The one area I was disappointed in was the appearance, as the carbonation wasn’t what I expected. The aromas and finish, however were unbelievable. A very memorable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (444) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Serving: from bottle purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light citrus, soap, cherry and leather. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-orange body. Taste: lightly sour initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration. Palate: light-medium body, syrupy texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: interesting flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours hazy copper with a decent tan head. Nose has a pinch of nutmeg on top of decent brown sugar, alcohol, and Belgian yeast. flavor is a similar sweetness with a pinch of spice. alcohol is well hidden. relatively short and dry finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Happy New Year! My first beer of 2016! Caramel, wildflowers, Ice Tea, cola and light alcohol in the nose. Hazy caramel colored with a short lived beige head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. Sweet, slick with an oily feel, lots of treacle, bubblegum with light spice. A tad over carbonated for my liking, but still quite good.

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