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RATINGS: 2564   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at home, Oulu. Bottled 12/21/12. Best by: 12/2017. Colour is murky brown with very small white head. Aromas an flavours: Dry fruits, dark fruits, dryness, some alcohol, Belgian yeast and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Dark red. Creamy head. Malty raisony aroma.Brown sugar. Taste is buttery malty, sweet, with red fruits. Raison toffee, mainly. Fruit component, but wouldn’t have guessed cherry without reading the bottle. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (414) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours Cloudy Amber with nice tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet, raison, dark cherry with a sweet amber type of aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (56) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Good but not great. Dark, great head in a slow and steady pour. Served in a chilled glass. Malt comes through clearly. Very distinct caramel and oats. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (720) - Chicago heights, 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 (196) - 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 (87) - 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 (4835) - 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 (7622) - 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.

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