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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (576) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (733) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. A- Subtle cherries, wood, berries. A- Dark ruby color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Woody, subtle tart berries and cherry, caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, effervescent finish. O- This is a weird review. I say that because I am reviewing this beer one day after drinking it and I am struggling to remember any decent descriptors for it, yet I know I liked it. So it’s so memorable it’s unmemorable. As if that makes any sense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
クワッドルペ&# 強烈な味、ト&

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lundoncrow (2) - Jerome, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
One Epic beer. This is a must have in any beerman’s collection. This brew never faulters & always does me right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 1, 2015
Thick foamy head that sticks around for a while. Smells of sweet roasted malts. Dark ruby red in color. Slightly sweet and smooth going down but booziness is definitely noticeable. Pretty complex beer but subtle notes of cherries come through in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kojak_nyc (4) - Dix Hills, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
A very balanced though complex ale. Beautiful color though the aroma does not foretell what lies ahead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (456) - - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Cloudy, medium amber, tall, persistent head. Light-medium body, rich flavor, well balance, smooth texture, frothy, much but not excessive alcohol heat, long palate, balanced finish. Moderately sweet & sour, just right bitterness. Fruity, yeasty, kriek character stands out, no hop flavor to talk about. Elegant and successful combination, easy to drink despite richness, not cloying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, dark amber colour and a dense off-white head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, cherries, yeast, roasted malts and caramel. Heavy sweetness and somewhat acidic. The alcohol is noticeable. Complex, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1358) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, and some yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2173) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty and ur mom... brownish pour with white head. .funky aroma..but nice creamy taste

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