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RATINGS: 2564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (3104) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBrain (145) - 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.

4.4
   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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (430) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (602) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, a hint of cherry. Taste: malt, caramel, subtle cherry notes. Well balanced. Good carbonation. A nice warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Flaska blind. Brunröd kulör. Sötknäckig doft med mosade äpplen och belgojäst. I smak känns torkad frukt, lite barr, knäck och säd. Söt med avslutande torr och lätt besk munkänsla. Värmande alkoholinslag

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (390) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Bomber into chalice. Clear dark brown/copper with a slight tan head. Black licorice, Belgian yeast, a bit of chocolate and dark fruit notes. Loads of dried fruit flavor, sticky on the palate and creates quite a boozy warmth. Heavy. Wish I had a season’s supply of it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Tried both on tap and in bomber. Nicely done. Warm, dark, definite Belgian influences.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (715) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bomber to a snifter. Clear copper brown with one finger tan head. Has the look feel aroma and flavor of a true Trappist Quad... Layers of complex flavor hide the ABV... A delicious beer...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2015
This is an American Quad that appears and tastes as if monks had been producing it for 300 years. The bottle I drank from had been aged for one year, though I have also had the 2015, age rounds the edges and softens this strong ale. Notes of black licorice, orange peel, belgian yeast and dark, dark chocolate are pronounced throughout. with a sweet carmel malt bringing up the rear. A great Quad that flashed me back to my youth in Europe.


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