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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (391) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Corked bottle pour. Pours dark ruby with a fizzy disappearing head. So much dark fruit here. Plums and a little cherry. Bold flavor, but a little sweet at the same time. Finishes semi sweet fruit sugar. A lot of flavor in this. Quite impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (315) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Full aroma of spices, candies and peppermint. Beautiful brownish red color. Tan head is full and lasts forever. Carbonation bubbles up like a volcano. Rich sweet, spicy candies up front. Notes of raisins, a other fruits. Followed quickly with an alcohol burn and bitter hops with roasted malt notes. Finish lingers...mostly bitter...but warming. Solid

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BGangawere (2) - - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
Fantastic beer. Honestly one of my favorites. Tastes best after dinner or at night after a long day with a favorite cigar. Seeing cherries suspended throughout gives it a look unlike any other.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (86) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Taste of prunes, raisins, banana, clove. Very complicated beer. Malty and bitter. aftertaste. Booze is barely noticeable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dhammond42 (8) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Decent beer. I chilled it though for about a week before trying it. Probably shouldn't have done that because it tasted kind of crappy after that. Probably won't have it again unless it's on sale at Costco. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (646) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
It pours a dark reddish brown with a dark and cloudy body. The head builds up to a thick pale tan head that bubbles down to a thinner layer that just covers the body. An inviting aroma of sweet dark cherries, caramel, malts and alcohol leads you to the first sip. Sweet dried cherries mixes with caramel and chocolaty malts, sour cherries, plum and raisins. All of these flavors are surrounded by a warming alcohol that fades off slowly with some bitter notes into the finish. The palate is full bodied, smooth and a little sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Had an aroma of roasted nuts and fruit. First sip and I notice the alcohol is hidden quite well, with all the strong toffee and fruity flavours going on, but none of them too overpowering. Surprisingly quite an easy drinker for how big it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a darker reddish brown color with off-white head. Raisins, dark fruit, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet toffee like note.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Smells like sweet fruit, candy and booze. Sweet gummy bear flavor. Great stuff.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1287) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bomber thanks I respertftw. Hazy, dark brown with a small, beige head. Dark fruit and burned sugar. Really great.


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