migwell (102) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another overpriced imitation Belgian ale. Started with a cold one and let it warm up to see if it improved, but no subtleties were revealed. This brewery has thus far disappointed me, although the color of the brew was attractive and, as is common to the style, the ABV was well hidden. The pretentious ’sommelier’ logo on the bottle shows the target consumer for the brew, swirling, sniffing and admiring the bottle. Me, I’m a beer drinker, not an aesthete, and remain unimpressed.
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ommegang Three Philosophers is a top notch quad. Murky orange pour with a fizzy head that disappears to fast. Aroma is intense fruit notes. Taste is also fruity and smooth given the ABV. The cherry notes are there but blend nicely with the other fruit flavors. Three Philosophers is nice treat in the strong ale category.
NBird (492) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks..dark ruby red..med-lge head.
Smells..smokey, caramel, some of the cherry kriek, dark burnt caramel.
Tastes..first up cherry.. Candy, spice, biscuity caramel.. Boozy chocolate& cherry.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overwhelming cherry sweetness undermines any good qualities this might have. Will probably re-rate some day.
Astrozombie (43) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper head muddy orange color. Light aroma of yeast and dark fruit. Taste is super malt and very very caramel dark surer with a warm alcohol finish. High class for sure
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle at high 50ish degrees into a Boulevard stemmed glass. Beautiful amber color. Mild carbonation. Strong head initially, and a light lasting head. Strong cherry nose and taste. A bit of alcohol taste, in a pleasant way. Leaves a good taste on the tongue.
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First Ommegang, and a treat. Dark brown and murky. Avg carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Tastes of rich malt and grain, a little darker roasted malt. Primarly the flavor and aroma is belgian yeast, sweet fruit and cherry. Unremarkable appearance for the style.
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
W/ JJ at tasting.
It's getting to the point where it's hard to distinguish flavours and aromas. The 2% kriek in this is far more apparent than expected. It really lifts the body of this beer. Not an everyday sipper but worthy of a try.
high_on_hops (777) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a foamy tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of plum and fig with some spices. The flavor is rich backbone of dark fruit and a sweet finish over a medium-heavy body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jbuskirk (605) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was so excited to try Three Philosophers that it felt like my skin was stretched over my bones too tight. I then proceeded to nearly jump OUT of my skin when the carbonation caused the cork to hit the ceiling. Fortunately, nothing was broken and, more importantly, no beer was spilled. Best of all, Three Philosophers proved to be worth the wait. With its ruby body and sexy white head, this ale made me half-crazy with lust before I even got to drink it. Aroma’s got tart cherry, lively yeast, booze, caramel, and dense malt. The flavor was amazingly balanced. Tangy cherry, oak, mild yeast funk, date, and alcohol sugar. One of my favorite tastes came in the finish. The last impression of toasted malt sweetness reminded me a lightly charred marshmallow. Damn good stuff. Ommegang has always brewed quality Belgian ales, but Three Philosophers is one of their very finest.