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RATINGS: 2560   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (685) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2011 edition rated. Poured into a tulip. Muddy brown with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates leaving ok lacing. Aroma is stone fruits, caramel, molasses, wood, and cherries. Taste is darker fruits. Plum and raisin, although somewhat faded. Molasses is there too. The oak and tart cherry flavor is most pronounced. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnokaBrewer (169) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2015
750 ml corked bottle. Pours is a hazy brown. Not much aroma, but what is there is sweet malt. Sweet flavor and a sweet finish. It does not seem very heavy for a 9.7% alcohol beer. I did like the Abbey Ale (Dubbel) better than this. I thought it was more true to style. This is still good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (190) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Wow. I had seen ratings of this and immediately built it in my mind to be a life changing experience, and while it did fall just short of the latter deScription, it certainly wasn’t far off. I suppose it’d get a full 5 out of me if its finish was just a tad smoother, because I really can’t come up with anything else legitimate as a complaint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fujimo2000 (78) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Supposed to be a dream beer, pours dark Crimson with minimal lacing. Smell is plums. Taste is sweet plums, toffee and sugar. I may have found a new favorite beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4781) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle by Matt W. Funky Flanders-like aroma. Taste reveals the Belgian complexity with dried fruits, raisins, only light touch of cherry. Interesting, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7539) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Mattew, many thanks. Dark amber color with me with medium off-white head. Sweet malt, honey, spices in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, spices, honey, fruity, alcohol. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (3059) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma of apples, sugary. Taste is sweet, apples, pear, caramel, overcarbonated, belgian yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBrain (142) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle to tulip, dark amber, reddish, cloudy /sediment noted. Sweet, dark cherry /prune,alcohol aroma. Very sweet, prune, dark malt, no hop bitterness until mild bitter fruity finish. More flavors in there. Heavy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma: a bit funky and faintly fruity; very complex; Appearance: very dark and glows slightly red in the light; pillowy head that dissipates quickly; little lacing; Taste: distinctive alcohol; some coffee but not overpowering; faint apples; not yeasty; nicely bitter; Palate: full body with soft carbonation and long bitter finish; Overall: delicious, complex and lovely. Would definitely buy again.

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