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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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGD (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
Appearance: brown-reddish color with thick brownish head; aroma: very strong, cherries, raisins, chocolate, alcohol; taste: sweet, malty and rich, dried fruits, chocolate, brown sugar, spices. Full body, low carbonation. Complex and very tasty, this is a fantastic beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bruds (36) - - AUG 30, 2014
Bomber. Pours a murky reddish brown. With a fingers worth of head. Aroma is sweet yeast and raisins. Taste is slightly boozy. Malts and caramel. Sweet then light hints of sour left on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Very dark brown, one finger head. Smells sweet, boozy; raisins, cherry, a little salted caramel. Taste is slightly sour cherry juice and alcohol. Body is surprisingly light. Slightly sweet aftertaste lingers. An interesting beer that seems to live in a class of its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (191) - - AUG 24, 2014
Bottled. Poured into trappist glass. A caramel brown color with a sizable tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is caramel, raisins, brown sugar sweetness, belgian spices, definitely a yeasty breadiness. Flavor is lots of caramel and cherries up front, more raisins and dark fruits in the middle. yeasty spicy finish. Great quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: Murky, swampy maroon & copper with lots of yeasty sediment floating around. Semi-foamy khaki cap settles in a few moments to a relatively chunky collar. Aroma of figs, raisins, & prunes coated in a bath of caramelized brown sugar, toffee, & sweet caramel. Light cocoa dust, semisweet & fruity esters, baked cinnamon raisin bread, & a small hint of booze. Taste is even more dark-fruity with lots of red grape, raisin, fig, & prune hitting front & center. The sugary sweet aspect is toned down, but still present; lighter brown sugar & toffee coating the estery fruit. Some phenol alcohol comes out with a hint of clove, adding a nice robustness to the beer. Slightly astringent earthy perfume essence on the back-end. I love the nose on this one, but the flavor was just a little step back for me. Still a nice quad, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
From 12oz bottle, the aroma is cherries, malt and yeast. The Pour is dark amber with nice thick long-lasting head. Cherries, chocolate, nice roasty malt to the taste, with a full creamy mouth-feel. Long-lasting roasty finish with the warmth of the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (131) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is abundant in cherry, and Belgian yeast. Taste is heavy on cherry and dark fruit, sweet, but the finish is somewhat dry, moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol presence detected but not harsh at all. Great desert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Hazy copper-brown with a nice, almost-white head. Yeast, bready malt, booze, candi sugar in the nose. Nice, but not particularly distinctive. Yeast, dried fruit, booze, and a nice earthiness in the flavour. A touch of herbs and brown spice. Not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (110) - - AUG 11, 2014
Sweet raisin, leather. Complex. Light sugar sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle pour. Rich, creamy caramel, malts, fruits, spiciness. Complex and memorable.

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