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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (133) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured a dark amber to brown colour with a 1/2 inch cream coloured head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dark fruit (plums, raisins,and cherries), clove, and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet still with strong presence of cherries among the belgian malts. Medium bodied with carbonation and a light alcohol finish. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1506) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown, light tan head.
Aroma: Very dark malt, roasted, sweet.
Taste: Very dark malt, dark fruit, roasted. Very good!
Bought: World of Beer (Reston), 355 ml
Info: 29/10-2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (667) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from the tap. Opaque, medium reddish brown with minimal beige head. Caramel, dark fruits, mild belgian yeast. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
750ml bottle pours a translucent, deep garnet amber with some thin, ringing, creamy white head. Nose has plenty of candy, clove and loads of raisins, some boozy notes, hints of red wine, a little red pear. Flavor has candy sugar, some nice blood orange notes, some clove, some pepper notes, dates. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i like this one better than St Bernadus Abt 12, which as of now is the #4 beer on the top beer list. a great Belgian brewed in NY...who’d a thunk it. might be my favorite Belgian to date. deep, sweet (blended w cherry kriek) and very complex."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Sweet aroma and flavor. Some alcohol esters mix well with the dark fruit and medium malt flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (133) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours dark brownish red with a sour & tartness on the nose. The taste is almost roasted like a stout even with some tobacco but with a light bitterness and alcohol wine finish. My impressions overall are bitterness, smokiness & wine, I don’t taste any cherry. Good but not the best quad I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8646) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
Orangebraunes Bier mit schöner beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß, reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (204) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
750 ml bottle produced in March 2013. Pours reddish brown, substantial toffee head. My nose detects tart cherry, wood and loads of fruity esters. Taste is herbal, fruity, muted tartness, wine aftertaste. Super stealthy abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
A very cherry aroma and taste. Pours fairly dark with a small head. Gets a little better with every taste.


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