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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - FEB 3, 2014
Drought. Brown hazy apperance with small beige foamy head, caramel aroma, alcohol tainted caramel taste, low carbonation, long finish with strong alcohol aftertaste. A bit too strong in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into goblet. Clear reddish-brown color with a finger of silky off-white foam that quickly reduces to a shimmery meniscus. I admittedly don’t have a great sense of smell, but the aroma seems especially faint to me. What I can detect is caramel malt and a touch of cherry. Flavor follows suit, with a slightly sweet maltiness up front with the slightest bit of tartness in the finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and conceals its alcohol well. I’d consider this a good, but not outstanding quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Clear reddish brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of seets, raisins, syrup and honey. A flavor of malt, raisins, prunes and a weak bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (476) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Malaclemys. Brown/amber with medium beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, alcohol, and a slight mustyness. Medium body with a nice malt presence, notes of cherry, some sweetness, and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Good beige head with light lace. A cross between a dark amber and brown ale in color. First impression, strong vanilla aromas. The cherry is subtle, but present, in this largely malt smelling ale. Very strong alcohol oiliness in the taste. The malt appears in the form of mildly sweet caramel. Although a lambic was introduced to this beer, there is none of the sourness associated with that style. Moderate body for this style (which is to say that it is very, very rich) and the carbonation is relatively low. I’m not typically a fan of this style, but this was a treat--certainly a well made Belgian style ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
herbs, caramel, leaves, clove, vanilla, nutmeg,amber, brown, red, clear, medium sweetness, lighty sour,medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, no finish, taste alcohol not in a good way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malaclemys (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle pours hazy brownish red with off-white head. Aroma of cherry, cramel, slight alcohol, clove and a little mustyness. Taste is caramel, toasted grain, cherry. medium-full body with slightly sweet finish and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2143) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy, amber with an average sized, lacing beige head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, dark fruit notes and spice. Sweet flavor that ends up with bitter notes. Full bodied, oily to syrupy text. and soft carb. A great quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (197) - - JAN 25, 2014
This beer poured a dark brown with an off white head, smelled sweet, tasted a lot of caramel and dark fruits followed by some fruity ester.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Costco yeah. Candy sugar yeah. Viscous caramel yeah. Wood cherry wine Belgian yeast yeah duh. Good yeah. Dates yeah. Cherry Lollipop? Maraschino yeah. Fruitcake yeah. A bit thin. Something freakily appealing. It’s almost great.

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