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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (102) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (492) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Overwhelming cherry sweetness undermines any good qualities this might have. Will probably re-rate some day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Astrozombie (43) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (777) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (605) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
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.

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