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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (554) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured to Trappist glass. A very mature taste: figs, dark fruit and bread, some nice and easy booziness. Smooth on the palate, yet it also has some bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 In bottle .. quite nice and probably their best. Poured a nice brown. taste is quite nice and comparable to some Belgium options .. Overall a good beer, and I would consider buying again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dgess32 (10) - - DEC 3, 2014
Bomber poured into a pint. Really nice Belgian. Strong and complex flavor. Would get this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Raisins, Mild Fig Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Raisins, Bready Malts, Mildly Bourbon Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet,Mildly Boozy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (913) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle 2011. Pours a deep burgundy with a small head that dissapears completely. Aroma is sadly a bit too oxidized, tilting it towards medicinal bitterness. On the good side there is alot of sweet dark dried fruits here. Taste is alot better. Loads of sweet malts and raisins. Hints of nuts and caramel and applecider. Also a bitter twang of that medicinal note from the aroma. Body is close to full with just above avg levels of co2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4500) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a near-clear deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, oxidized apples, red fruits and hints of candy powder, white sugar and mild banana. Taste is raisins, caramel, candi sugars, burnt toast, alcohol and hints of red berries, banana and apple cider. Full body, medium carbonation. Decent enough, but this has probably seen better years (2011 bottle).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AwaKe (65) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
En bouteille dans un hôtel Disney. Couleur brun foncé avec reflet rougeâtre. Odeur plus fruit que malt, un peu d’alcool, un peu de caramel. Palais complet, avec arrière goût sucré. Mêmes si c’est un très bon produits nos quad québécoises n’ont rien à envier à Ommegang. (Rigor Mortis, L’assoiffée 12 notamment)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1578) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, beautiful dark amber red color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild cheery notes, mild Belg yeast spice, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1006) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Corked bottle poured a muddy orange-brown hue w/ a huge rocky beige head diminishing to a full lasting cap. Big sweet fig and boozy aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light to moderate bitter finish. Tastes are figs, brown sugar, dark fruits and dark bread. Full bodied with a warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djaquay (136) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Oh, just wow. Cloudy dark amber pour under a nice thick tan head. Sticky sweet palate, but just delicious. Cherries are in there, but nice and subtle. Alcohol warmth shows up, but not in the taste. Worth every ounce of its reputation.

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