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RATINGS: 2569   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. 2012 vintage. Aroma is tart cherry, dry, yeast, caramel, decent. Appearance is red brown, light tan head. Taste is malt, caramel, light cherry, skins, dry. Mouthfeel is harsh, carbonation is high and unpleasant. Overall, so much potential gone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (513) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Butelka. Barwa brunatna, ciemno bursztynowa, mętna. Piana lekko beżowa, gruba, szybko znika. Aromat intensywny dojrzałych owoców (wiśni, jabłek, winogrona), suszonych (śliwki), oraz dodatkowo aromat kwaśny pochodzący z dodatku kriek’a. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie bogactwo. Goryczka niezalegająca, kwaskowa. Wysycenie wysokie. Piwo jest pełne, bardzo treściwe, tekstura kremowa. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (852) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy, deep ruby brown with a large, frothy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe fruit and yeast. Sweet fruity flavour of dried fruit, cherries, caramel malt, yeast, wood and alcohol with a dry, slightly acidic finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Complex, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Appearance as clear sediment reddish brown with diminishing creamy beige 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are cherry, brown sugar, alcohol and rich beady, sweet malts. Taste are cherry blast upfront gives way to Hawaiian bread sweetness mid sip. Toffee, Caramel with warming slight Vicks 44 finish. Palate was full chewy body with smooth creamy CO2, then an Elagant rich balanced finish. Overall a wonderful Quad/Kriek blend, try it. Warms up smoother.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Pretty awful. It had a weird taste to it. Had to try it once, but never again. It's not as bad as some, but not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 1/10/08. "This is my second try at 3 philosophers, the first time i got a bad bottle and rated it a 2.9. Today i decided to give it another spin. When poured It was a nice dark reddish-brown, with lots of yeast floaters, looks pretty. Not much aroma to speak of, flavors of cherries, and chocolate, rather malty. Good mouthfeel, alcohol present but not overwhelming like last time. Much better the second time around.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Great one and slow to drink. It is very thick and, maybe it is a trippel but quite good in looks and taste, also in aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle at home, 2012 version. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is caramel, raisins, dark fruit, taste is sweet, rich and fruity, finish is a little harsh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Dusty reddish brown pour, thin but steady off white head. Nose is dark malt and dark fruit. Leans sweet. Middle is gentle cherries, rich malt, mild Belgian yeast. Finish is sweet and deep malt, hint of chocolate. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Part of a flight at Brickyard’s Pub, in Lewiston, NY. Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, wood. Very good.


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