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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1487) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle: murky brown with a small light brown head. Sweet malts with prunes and almonds. Rich yeasty flavors with a cherry finish which is slightly slimy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (653) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This dark amber colored beer has a sweet aroma of cherry. It does really smell like a kriek. It has a very yeasty but full heavy roasted flavor. It says there is a whiskey barrel aged version I this which I bet is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (904) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Dark brown with rimming tan head; west and spicy(cinnamon) aroma; Flava is rich sweet spicy molasses and cinnamon; feels medium and a tad flat; finishes sweet and tangy slightly sticky

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at Specialty Beer Cellar. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Mild malty aromas. Somewhat sweet with big malty highlights. Some brown sugar and caramel lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1375) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
From bottle. Maroonish dark amber color. Aroma is pitted fruit, light yeast, candi sugar, and molasses. Taste is plum, molasses, cola, yeast, banana, and oak. Effervescent and light mouthfeel for such a high alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - pours dark amber with medium thick head. Nose of malt, brandy, yeast. Smooth and foamy mouthfeel. Taste is of dark cherry, brandy, yeast, and warming booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpar73 (476) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby red pour with an off white head. Dark fruit, dry cherry wine, candy sugar sweetness playing off a bit of dankness in the taste and the aroma follows suit. Exceptional quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1448) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a stormy late spring night. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to try this. Appearance is a very cloudy dark brown with a rich light tan head. Aroma is abundant in clove, Belgian yeast, dark fruit (plum), smell is pretty nice. Taste is heavy on raisin and dark fruit, finish is dry, moderate carbonation, light sweetness. This is a good quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyScallywag (69) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Very sweet aroma. Sweetness bursts onto the tongue and then various flavors reveal as it smoothes. It's certainly sweet, but not overly. It's enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fakebeersnob (154) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Weird that for whatever reason I do not get much scent from this. Cannot say "notes of..." anything. Not unpleasant smell, just more lacking. Appearance is very dark with a tan head. Held to the light you can see a dark ruby hint to it. Very smooth. Cannot really taste the alcohol so much as feel it. A bit of carbonation on the tip of tongue upfront but middle to end is just smooth. I love Belgium trappist beers, and though this is not one, it immediately makes me think of it. One I cannot point out hints of anything in particular, but I don’t care as I just enjoy the heck out of it.

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